One of the things that I love most about the day and age that we live in is the ease of education. Now you can pull out your phone, turn on the computer, visit a library or Skype with someone and get answers to just about every question you have. Technology also empowers the people around the world who are trying to answer the questions we don’t have answers to like cancer and Alzheimers. When you have an education or when you can learn something you’re much better off than if you just are given something. Your knowledge is far more valuable in most cases than anything anyone else can give you.
As a parent one of the biggest gifts you can give your kids is an education, and I’m not just talking about sending them to school each week. Learning happens inside and outside the school, and many of the things I learned weren’t taught in a traditional classroom setting or about English, math or science. What you teach your kids about relationships, communication, driving, money, how you handle problems, and how to see the world are usually more important than what they’ll learn in school.
When kids have an education or know how to solve their own problems and answer their own questions you’ve given them a more valuable legacy than just handing over a large fortune to them. What will you teach your kids today?
“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” Epictetus