Last week, I gave some general thoughts on finding good mentors as an undergraduate. This week, I’ll talk a bit about finding mentors who share your beliefs. This is not in any way to minimize the value of mentors who have different views about life. I’ve learned valuable skills, knowledge, and virtues from mentors who […]
Does Education Need to Have a Highest Good?
While mowing the grass on Sunday, here’s the question that was put to me through my headphones: Is it possible to really have education — and hence to nourish imaginations — if schools refuse to define some highest good that is ordering educational life, some higher good that is transcendent or spiritual in some way? […]