A LIBERAL EDUCATION
The aim of a liberal education is liberation. Although a liberal education may be pursued formally in college, it begins at home and in school, and then contines throughout one’s post-graduate years informally via personal initiative as a life-long effort to free oneself from ignorance and ineptitude, in the course of growing both capable and wise, for the benefit of others as well as oneself.
Earth needs liberally educated human beings to sustain its viability, to promote the flourishing of its various species and the integrity of its biosphere—countering those whose ignorant or malicious behaviors now harm our precious home planet.
To grow knowledgeable, capable and wise for the sake of fully realizing the miracle of our existence is our implicit destiny unfolding now on Earth—and beyond.