In human education we continue to debate whether the guns or the people that own/use them are truly responsible for the senseless killing of innocent living beings.
Whether it involves human beings or animals, this debate will continue.
But today, I want to talk to you about a different kind of “weapon”. It’s a weapon that does the most good and the least harm to all living beings. It’s a game changer that will change your view of the world and your place in it.
One of my personal heroes is Nelson Mandela and he is credited with this quote that I love about education used as a “weapon” for positive change:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
Think about this now…if we could trade guns and knives for education, how would that change our world as we know it today? What if we took the time to teach young people about alternative ways to view their own lives and the choices they are making? What if they knew that they could make a positive impact on their own lives as well as the lives of other people and animals?
How would humane education change their world view?
Humane education is the very weapon that everyone reading this blog post can start learning how to use immediately to create a more positive caring and kind lifestyle. We can apply it to our own actions and reactions and in our relationships with our children and other family members, co-workers, partners and anyone else we come into contact with on a daily basis… from those we know very well to those we briefly encounter going about our daily lives.
Our world is starving for the practice of humane education. Who would not want to experience more kindness, empathy and compassion for ourselves and for others? It may sound intimidating right now, but we can help you to break it down.
Start with a random act of kindness…
Smile at someone at the grocery store…ask your coworker if they need help with a project…send a “thinking of you” note to a friend or neighbor…if you are ready to take a bigger step. Check out the volunteer opportunities n your area…take a coworker to lunch…do an activity with your kids on a Saturday afternoon…
If you are still not sure what you can do to make a difference, contact us to get a FREE copy of our checklist. It has lots of ideas, whether you are a teacher, a parent, or someone looking for ideas.