"All humans are members of the same body Created from one essence"

"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Universal Truth

I think that education should be based on universal truths.

Truth is universal and eternal. As human beings search for truth, their quest will bring them to the same general ideas and values. What is true is true in all places and at all times. Public opinion polls do not make, nor change, the truth.

Although different races and ethnic and language groups inhabit the Earth, they are all members of the same human family and thus share common hopes and dreams.

Education, as Socrates and Plato argued, should engage students in seeking answers to the great questions, such as What is true, good, and beautiful?

Schools should emphasize the universal truths and values found in religion, philosophy, mathematics, science, and other subjects that transcend particular cultural and political barriers.

It is important for students to be computer competent but they must also ponder about questions about the true, the good, and the beautiful.

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