"Education," wrote Robert Frost, is
the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self
With this definition in mind, we wonder...
How many parents or teachers are educated.
Certainly, by Mr. Frost's definition, we often
tend to be somewhat ignorant and ignoble.
Would we make friends with others this day?
Then, we must listen without condemnation,
and without losing our temper.
At the beginning of every new school year,
thousands of educators attempt to define
We suspect that any definition that
omits the ability to listen with compassion shall
shall remain inadequate.