A Well Formed Mind — by Shashi Tharoor
“Well perhaps, we need to start in the classroom, get the kids, not just have their heads filled full of facts, textbook materials and teachers’ lectures, because, frankly that gives you a well filled mind, But in the era of internet, we don’t need a well filled mind, we’ve got Google, right? (We can Find everything with 2 clicks of the mouse.)
What we need is a well formed mind, a mind that reacts to unfamiliar facts and details that can actually synthesize information that it hasn’t studies before.
A mind in other words that can react to the bigger examination called ‘life’, which doesn’t actually give you only the things you’ve prepared for, but a mind that’s shaped by original thinking, a mind that doesn’t just ask the teacher, “Why?”, but asks “Why not?”