Parents can't educate a child unless the parents educate themselves at the same time.




The couple is different from each other in the first place. Harmony is not achieved only by courtesy and vows. In the case of parents and children, “nature” supports the bond, but that is not enough. Children learn "humanity" beyond the emotions rooted in nature at school. Through this, parents learn again. The school is also an "adult course for parents." A hundred years ago, the French philosopher wrote if there was someone who argued about “the education of parents by the children.” From "Humanism" (translated by Kokichi Hara).


"July 25  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"