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“Modern society demands that boys and girls should learn certain professions, and for that there must be efficiency in education. When your object is to produce, not intelligent, alert human beings, but efficient machines, obviously you must have a system. Such a system cannot produce whole, integrated individuals who understand the importance of life but only machines with certain responses; and that is why the present civilization is destroying itself.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – Pune, India – 5th Public Talk – 26th September, 1948


“Education is not merely to give you knowledge, but also to give you the capacity to look at the world objectively, to see what is happening – the wars, the destruction, the violence, the brutality. The function of education is to find out how to live differently, not merely to pass exams, to get a degree, become qualified in certain ways. It is to help you to face the world in a totally different, intelligent way, knowing you have to earn a livelihood, knowing all the responsibilities, the miseries of it all.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – Beginnings of Learning Part I Chapter 13 School Dialogue
Brockwood Park 17th June 1973


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