John Adams wrote:

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

It’s as apt today as it was in 1780. But it shouldn’t be. By now our kids should be spending all their tender years studying painting, poetry, music, etc, etc. We continue to fail our children.

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