Childhood is analogous to language learning. It has a biological basis but cannot be realized unless a social environment triggers and nurtures it, that is, has need of it. If a culture is dominated by a medium that requires the segregation of the young in order that they learn unnatural, specialized, and complex skills and attitudes, then childhood, in one form or another, will emerge, articulate and indispensable.
Receiving education nurtures human wisdom.
Waldorf education has been an important model of holistic education for almost a century. It is one of the very few forms of education that acknowledges the soul-life of children and nurtures that life. It is truly an education for the whole child and will continue to be an important model of education as we move into the 21st century.
Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security , those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society , but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit , from peculiar station to peculiar station along life 's bittersweet route.