Sunday, July 4, 2010


A liberal education sets you free
To occupy your full humanity
And use the powers of your heart and mind
To overcome what makes us cruel and blind,
For while we stay self-centered and obtuse,
We’ll perpetrate outrages and abuse,
As our sad history so far reveals—
A malady true education heals.

How then can education liberate?
By showing in us what is good and great:
The best that humankind has said and done
That’s led closed minds to liberation
And opened hearts to caring for all others,
For all life’s kin—all sisters and all brothers.