This was a letter that Gilbert Keith Chesterton, a British journalist, sent in response to a question posed in his newspaper column.
“What is wrong with the world?”
Chesterton’s response counters the belief that evil and corruption in our world stem from the environment.
He admits that the root cause of all that is wrong and corrupt in our hearts is well… us.
Around us, within us. Us.
Selfishness. Lack of care for those around us. Greedy intentions.
Interfering with our humanity, development, cooperation, purpose…. goodness.
As an educator, I wonder….
“What is wrong with education?”
… but it won’t always be so!