Amen to this. This is the perfect 'elevator speech' for the purpose of WEH::
"...if I look around and see some the things in the world, I’ve seen the hearts of men fail and become more discordant, less harmonious, less unified and I think people need a remedy for that.
“What is the remedy? The remedy continues to be about our refinement of our hearts and continuing to do the individual work that we need to do...There’s a beautiful promise in 4 Nephi 1:15 that says, ‘And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.’ I can lay hold on that promise, that as we continue to refine our heart, as we make it more pure, as we make it more charitable, as we make it more understanding, as we seek for our hearts to connect with others, that the beat of our hearts, and the beat of the hearts of God’s children will start to be more harmonious again, that we will find that promise that we’re looking for — no contention in the land, unity and love — because we’re singing the same song, and the song is the song of love of God. And I testify to you that there is a light in this world, and that Jesus Christ is that light, and he is still the light of this world. As we seek him, and as we seek to listen to his invitations to do the work to examine our hearts, that we will lay claim to that blessing."
Art credit: Two Young Girls Singing on a Park Bench by Minna Heeren
"The child who has never learned to act alone, to direct his own actions, to govern his own will, grows into an adult who is easily led and must always lean upon others."
Art credit: Happy Family by Andre-Henri Dargelas
"The education of even a small child...does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life."
Art credit: A Mother and Child in an Interior by Peter Ilsted
"Whoso strives for the regeneration of education strives for the regeneration of the human race."
Art credit: An Italian Mother Teaching Her Child the Tarantella by Thomas Uwins
"Education extends to all life. In fact, an educational system that says, one bright summer's day in the dawn of my youth, "There. Now you are educated. This piece of paper says so," is doing me a gross disfavor. The truly educated person has only had many doors of interest opened. He knows that life will not be long enough to follow everything through fully."
--Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Art credit: A Woman With Children Under an Apple Tree by Hans Olde
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart