This post is inspired by the talk of the head of my school for the beginning of this new school year.
The most important thing for the pedagogics of our time (and of all times) is to make it possible for the kids to meet their own I. Nowadays that’s what society kills in children. It destroys their dreams, kills their impulses and missions, destroys their connection with the I. Thus the society annihilates all new impulses that are the good dung of its future development. The society cuts its own wings.
The aim of a good pedagogics is to create the conditions, so that all those new impulses of the kids will be realized. For the kids it is very hard to find out their own impulses. It is a quite complicated process even for adult. But we can help here. The best possibility is by encountering people. We need people in order to discover the depths of our souls. Together we shall have an inner experience of our impulses. Thus we can make them conscious and useful for the worlds. Through meeting others we meet ourselves.
At this point I would like to cite from “Eleven Minutes” from Paulo Coelho:
… the great aim of every human being is to understand the total love. Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.
The teacher is a kind of a facilitator, the other, in this process. Very often the teacher is the one who starts this process. He / She is the one who really “burns” in the process. But exactly because starting the initiative, he / she has to have the strong will and patience to wait till the process is completed successfully.