The people in traditional forms of education usually approach it from the viewpoint of just preparing a person for a job which enables one to earn for living. However, could one’s job define one’s life? The answer is NO. It indeed only enables you to have enough money to meet your needs. Our lives encompass a much broader arena than one’s capacity to earn money. Educational system that teaches only job skills or offers only intellectual information is neglecting the essential needs of human beings due to some reasons.

Anyway, it is different now and onwards.

We need an education system for life that enables us to find lasting happiness in life.

It is Life Education.

We need proper training in “how-to-live” skills in order to draw success into all of our endeavours. There are many such skills that are essential to prepare a child for adulthood. Life Education is a system that prepares the child to face the challenges of living as a human being, and helps one to achieve balance and harmony in all one does.

What we are talking about is preparing everyone, not just children, for true maturity in life. This is a much bigger concept than just coming of age.

When a person has achieved true maturity in life, he is able to know who he is, to identify what his mission is, to create positivity in the dark, to listen to others, to absorb what they are saying, and to relate it to what he understands in order to come up with better insights in the uncertainties. Life Education tries to point the way to maturity. It creates a mind-set that will endure for the whole of life. It provides a direction of growth that people can take all the way into old age and still keep growing so that they find things to marvel at in the world around them.

Life Education enables us to grow toward ever-greater maturity: the body, the emotions or feelings, the will power, and the intellect.

The first six years of a child’s life tend to be the period when they have to learn how to get their bodies under control. It is important to teach children how to use their bodies to grow in other ways of understanding. For example, play can be extremely important because children learn with their bodies at this stage. If through play they can act out positive attitudes, then they are learning in a way that’s appropriate to that level of development. They can be shown those kinds of physical gestures that come with selfishness, for example, and those that come with being generous and kind. This can be done in an amusing way so that it is a game and they can learn by imitation.

It is easier to instruct children through their feelings, and to inspire them through stories of heroism and courage. It is essential to give them fitting role models to follow—to talk about people throughout history who have done inspiring, great and beautiful deeds.

Life Education helps children acquiring positive attitude that prepares them to overcome the challenges they will face in life.

Then we have years from twelve to eighteen—the challenging teens! This is the time when teens want to express their individuality. In theory, it is a period of rejecting the family, tradition, and authority on most levels. Yet it also has a positive side—affirming strength of will and independence. If we can encourage the development of will in wholesome ways through offering challenges and encouraging service to others, then we can help those children develop self-control and discipline. This will help them from falling into the habits of drugs, visual games etc that many acquire during their teens that weaken their will. Life Education helps teens acquiring will power that helps them to overcome the real challenges they will face in life.

Finally, we reach the ages from eighteen to twenty-three years when many children go on to colleges or universities. They sit around coffee tables talking about assignments. They start looking into career and life seriously and they need lots guidance and advice in preparing them to face the adulthood and the new roles in societies.

Life Education helps to develop their intellects and help making their thinking and thoughts clear in order for them to set up the most appropriate life objectives.

It takes more than 20 years to get all these tools of maturity—the body, feelings, will, and intellect— developed and harmonized so that we can continue to grow throughout life.

In conclusion, we have come to the point of accepting a more sophisticated approach to education, to logic, and to moral values which is directional, not absolute. Life Education reflects an ever-expanding view of reality in which the child, the adult, and, on the deepest level, the eternal soul can grow to embrace broader and broader realities.