The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education- Einstein. What does he mean by that? And do you think he is correct?

‘The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education’ said Einstein. Like the operating system sets up the way the computer will function, education sets up our brain. Most of our actions and thoughts are a result of our education system. Unfortunately, this hinders creativity and creates barriers between right and wrong.

Einstein was a school drop-out as he was not able to learn what was taught at school. Everyone called him a failure and stupid before he made his inventions. This is the same way we treat our children when they do not perform well at school.

We often fail to understand their condition and scold them. However, we must understand that some children are god gifted and have inborn knowledge and talent. Sometimes they bring a fresh perspective or a new mind-set to subjects which can be different from the regular regime. Instead of shutting them down, we must give them free space where they can express themselves and their energy.

Instead of producing robots at schools, the education system must be made flexible so, enough importance is given to creativity and thought. The madness and passion that Einstein had to invent something new are essential. Children with these traits must be encouraged.