Suppose a primitive man who had admired a genius of his times appeared today in a
university convocation either at
Forty years ago Dr. Glenn Doman of the Institutes for
the Achievement of Human Potential,
During the course of these experiments, he also applied his findings to normal children (whom he called 'well babies') and found their learning abilities begin at the age of 3 months and reached their height at 5 years. Each child in his school over the last 40 years has proved his theory once more.
Dr. Doman has experimented with children up to 5 years
of age, but this method has vaster potentials. There is scope to apply this method to high
school which will abridge the period of learning considerably. UNESCO has instituted a
commission on education under the Chairmanship of the President of the European Community
The most important result of this method is children grow up without the
ability to form complexes of any kind, such as inferiority or superiority.
This method holds in itself the potential to counteract the tendency in the youth for crime, violence, addiction, dissipation, etc.
Thirty percent of
Ordinary men are unable to believe a thing after it has been demonstrated. After the Wright brothers flew and demonstrated flying several times, even three years later reporters refused to visit the test sites and professors of physics in US colleges "proved" theoretically that flying is impossible. The rational man, the pioneer, the elite, the forerunners, the cream, the intelligentsia, the men who matter are those who believe BEFORE the event because they understand by thinking, not seeing.
Belief is not easily born. In the West, as money is in a glut banks have stopped soliciting deposits. A leading world bank has been experimenting with new ideas, imaginative programmes, ways by which the bank can earn more than usual. In one of its programmes the bank issued a 7 1/2% bond, guaranteed by its stature. To their surprise there were few takers. Serious doubts entered into the minds of the investors when the bank was offering 4% more than usual. They suspected their money would be lost.
Those who rise to the top of the social pyramid are the elite. Those who come forward to sponsor a fresh idea by virtue of its innate worth are the Elite of the Future.
I invite you to belong to the Future and offer guidance to the educated masses.
To believe every child is a genius today may be difficult, but a day will come when every child will be a genius. It is possible for us to work towards that future as we can have no objection to make our own children geniuses.
"Educate" has a Greek root, meaning to draw out. The genius is there in the child. It has to be drawn out into play. The following points argue towards a great reality espoused by men of genius who are Avatars or men who have accomplished in their lifetime.
It was said in 1950, "
would like to say now, "
2. In 1916 Sri Aurobindo said that the European nations would unite and it has happened now.
3. The world laughed at Gandhiji as a half-naked fakir and pooh-poohed the idea of winning freedom by non-violence. Freedom did issue out of non-violence in 1947 and 45 nations in two continents or maybe three continents were liberated from foreign rule as a result of Indian non-violent freedom.
Sri Aurobindo, a
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