Aristotle on Education

January 24, 2019 pwm1

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

—Aristotle (Public Domain)

And what an incredible time in which we live, from the standpoint of education. For most of our human existence, even the most basic of teachings—like learning to read and write—were limited to a small and elite percentage of the population. While this has certainly changed over the course of the past several centuries, until this past generation our education was still restrictive, limited to the classroom, the library, periodicals, and newspapers. Now, with the advent of the internet, we can literally gain an education on any topic in the world, from science and mathematics to history and psychology. Not only can we “attend” college online, we can tap into powerful platforms such as Udemy, Coursera, Lynda, and KhanAcademy for an incredibly low price. We can keep our minds young or create a new income stream by learning to code at CodeAcademy. Think of what so many throughout history would have given to have these “magical” tools at their fingertips! What a great time to be alive.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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