One of the things I love about Einstein is what a big picture thinker he was. No doubt God’s thoughts are the definition of big picture! I don’t think Einstein was saying he could actually know those thoughts, but that the point isn’t the knowledge, it’s the quest.
I think the biggest mistake we can make is to think our education is complete. One of the things we value in children (when it isn’t making us crazy) is their incessant curiosity. The desire to learn is hard wired in them; it’s their full time job! The problems within our educational system don’t come from kids not wanting to learn, I think they stem from failure to understand how they best learn and in what conditions.
Another great one from Mark Twain: ‘I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.’
Ha! This reminds me of another critical point about learning: nothing can replace the education we can derive from life experiences! Schooling is no doubt mandatory to learn the details, but a lifetime of holding on to childlike curiosity and paying attention to what life teaches can make you wise- maybe that’s how we get a little closer to God’s thoughts!
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