Happiness Index

Education and Intelligence Underpin Happiness

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle (384 BCE–322 BCE) Education and intelligence underpin happiness, but an interesting observation is that people attribute the same meaning to the words education and intelligence in daily conversation. Is education the same as intelligence? A general assumption is that an...

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Philosophically Speaking: What is Education?

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” — Aristotle (384BC – 322BC). What is education? Education is a critical component of human growth and development. Education is a human construct, a process of learning, unlike intelligence that people inherit at birth; nevertheless, people can develop higher intelligence. Education is...

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Philosophically Speaking: What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment? “The Age of Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Reason, refers to the time of the guiding intellectual movement, called The Enlightenment. It covers about a century and a half in Europe, beginning with the publication of Francis Bacon‘s Novum Organum (1620) and ending with Immanuel Kant‘s Critique of Pure Reason (1781). From the perspective of socio-political phenomena, the period is considered to...

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Philosophically Speaking: What is Intelligence?

What is Intelligence? Is intelligence the same as education, knowledge, wisdom, or understanding? Is Human Intelligence (IQ) the same as Spiritual Intelligence (SQ)? Where does intelligence come from, and why is intelligence essential for living wholesome and fruitful lives? Can humanity be trusted to take care of our destiny and survival without intelligence? Jeremiah,...

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