We have to educate ourselves. No one else will. LIWI is committed to being the gateway to pertinent information about ourselves and our community. Examine history and you will see what education was meant to be. True and worthwhile education was and is the education of self. The ancient precept still stands today and will stand tomorrow: Know thy Self.
When you think about high school, college and university education, how much of what you were forced to learn, do you use in your professional or personal life? What you don’t use you lose. Information and knowledge that cannot be applied is of no benefit. However, applied knowledge leads to understanding and wisdom; and wisdom ultimately leads to the revelation of truth, justice, and balance.
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III in his essay “Kemetic Concepts In Education” points out that for our ancestors education was functional, as a blend of theory and practice. It was wholistic. Learning was not for the sake of learning or for a love of information (which is not the same as knowledge). Education was aligned with the ultimate goal of increasing your knowledge of your Self. Who you are? What you are? Where you are? How you are? It was learning for the sake of God, that is, to become more like the Creator that lays within..