Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What helpful things should be taught to children?“
The most helpful thing that should be taught to children is an attitude and approach to life in order to make a human being out of the person.
Children have no life philosophy, no clear attitude toward life, and they have no idea how to position themselves in society, toward each other, and in short, how to be human beings. As children grow up, a lot will change, but throughout the changes, they should develop a healthy attitude toward themselves, society, their country and the world.
The central attitude that we need to develop in all people, and that it is desirable to learn from a young age, is “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We wish to together shape ourselves and love others. It is the code for success in a person’s individual life, in the life of society, and it is relevant to all times. However, today we have reached a stage where if we fail to realize a common love among all people, then we will have no future. We have built sophisticated technologies and industries, but without relating to each other in a mutually considerate and loving way, then everything we build works to our detriment.
Thus, we should primarily focus on how to make human beings out of our children, so that they can grow up to live in a harmonious and peaceful world, and that they will know how to be happy and successful in their lives.
Based on the video “What Schools Should Teach” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.