It just isn’t like that. We know this because if someone ever said those words to us, well, I’m educated now. All done that. Glad I have that under my belt. We would be very suspicious.
We might even think. That Person is Weird and Delusional. We would be almost certain to be our thoughts if someone said, Well, I’m all holy now. Got that figgered out. Glad I’ve completed that task.
This says something about the nature of education and holiness. It is a process. An unfinished process that would be impossible to reach the end of in our life time.
The simplifying of an education is to cut to the core of what really matters. To focus on giving a child (and ourselves in the bargain) a great education. The reality is that even if we want our children to receive some sort of post secondary education and want to prepare them for Their Future in the “standard” way that fits the requirements of universities, colleges, trade schools and the like, the first ten years of school you can really capitalize on the richness that is rarely found in textbooks and workbooks.
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
“No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.”