Nowadays the hype around education is tremendous. There is a huge conversation taking place, numerous educational start ups and long conversation about disrupting the educational system. It’s vital to create a new educational system that would more effectively accommodate the needs of the workforce & marketplace in the society we live in 2016.
Gary Vaynerchuk– the entrepreneurs in the audience will be already familiar with him. He very often talks about how the educational system is failing entrepreneurs everyday due to the fact that it is simply not designed for entrepreneurs. There is clearly a need to redefine what education is and who is an educated man.
I searched and searched everywhere to find a clear and concise definition of an educated man. Is maybe someone that has got a college degree? Or maybe a Phd? Someone that graduated with cum laude? Okay. Any other guesses? Education is not just to understand and master an academic or professional field. For example, if someone is a lawyer, is he educated if he has all the qualifications and skills of a lawyer but has no compassion for elderly people? Emotional and ethical education is even more important than skill sets.
The best definition of an educated man I could possibly imagine I found by Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill for those who haven’t heard about him, is an American author who dedicated 24 years of his life studying the most successful people and their formula for success. His initiative was funded by Andrew Carnegie one of the most powerful industrialist and philanthropist at the time. I found the finest definition of an educated man in his book ‘Think and grow rich’ (1937).
“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialised knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire ANYTHING he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others”- Napoleon Hill
Therefore, anyone would benefit from learning about the mind faculties because that’s the key to design the best version of yourself and thus a fulfilling life full of joy! I know it sounds exciting, so stick around and we will walk the personal growth path together. Hand in hand if you wish.