But not a conventional one who focuses on just in case learning, like the teachers of the industrial age.
No, I want to be a teacher for today’s connection economy. I want to teach young kids —
- The art of dreaming big.
- How to ask interesting questions and then find answers for it.
- Where to look, but not tell them what to find. Let them learn the art of figuring out and find immense joy after doing it.
- Road safety rules. So when they grow up and get on the road to chase their dreams, they are not stuck due to a mishap.
- About God, that it’s everywhere. It’s the invisible force that we cannot see but can feel it if we want to.
- Life’s most important values. That less is actually more. And life’s most important things aren’t things at all.
- About happiness. That it comes within and not from any external stimuli or possessions.
- The process of habit formation. So that they can cultivate good habits and break the bad ones.
- About stoicism. How to stay calm in a state of chaos and to get comfortable with the uncertainties of the future.
- Not to be driven by money or happiness.
So that they can lead a meaningful life, sharing their gift with the world and adding value to other people’s lives. For when we add value to other people’s lives, they tend to share.