Will s teaching children knowledge help them become wise navigators in their lives?

Navigate Definitions (Merriam Webster)

1.to operate or control the course of

3, to make one’s way through, across, or over

The Purpose of This Post

To relate ancient proverb to the issue of the issue of how to navigate children the way of wisdom in life.

King Solomon

‘In Proverbs chapters 1-9 Solomon has much to teach us about the differences between these two kinds of women. In addition, we will find that these two women personify two ways, the way of wisdom and the way of folly.”

What’s My Point?

King Solomon personified Wisdom as a female Goddess instead of the feature image of a male God.

I read an article that explains the personification between Dame Wisdom and Madame Folly

I read another article about the American education system. Which made the following statements.

“The American education system seeks to transmit knowledge, not wisdom. Especially in kindergarten and elementary school, Staudinger said, the focus is not on learning mindfulness or discussing what constitutes good judgment. While reading, writing, math and other subjects is important, Staudinger said, we should also be teaching young people how to navigate their lives. As it is, she said, “that’s left very much to the individual.”

My point is to question why we teach knowledge of everything under the sun subjects to children and not introduce them to Dame Wisdom to help them navigate around Madame Folly in their lives?

In My Opinion

There are numerous writings that state wisdom cannot be taught in schools for a variety of reasons. Frankly, I am not wise enough and do not have a Teacher, Psychology, or Philosophy Degree to understand why wisdom cannot be taught to school age children to help them be a success in life.

However, I do believe that children who live-in single-family households and high crime areas are subjected to peer pressures that will serve to navigate them away from Dame Wisdom to be influenced by Madame Folly.

If Interested

Read the articles below

You Decide

Will school choice or school vouchers help navigate more single-family children living in high crime urban areas to be influenced by Dame Wisdom instead of Madame Folly?

Do we need any Degree to understand the concept that something is wrong in teaching knowledge of everything under the sun and not wisdom to navigate away from folly in their lives?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Bible.org Madam Folly and Dame Wisdom


Study of Wisdom


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Feature Image

The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears atop the pot-bellied body of a four-armed man. He is the lord of success and the destroyer of evils and obstacles, worshiped as the god of education, wisdom, and wealth. Ganesha is also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Binayak. (Google)