Give your Alexander (or Alexandria) the gift of Aristotle

Your gifts of education will never spoil your children.

In 343 BC, Aristotle started to teach Alexander the Great when he was 13 years old, a formative time for any young man. Aristotle would teach him for three years. King Philip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, made a concerted effort to find his son the best tutor the world has to offer. Philip did a good job here.

Like Philip, we all want the best for our children. But in trying to do so, we can get it wrong quite easily. Children don’t need expensive or extravagant things. These things inevitably spoil them. It’s simply human nature to assume when things are plentiful, they take them for granted.

What isn’t plentiful is the best education for your children. There are countless schools available but what I am referring to is individual instruction.

Regarding this matter, for each area of human knowledge, there are only a few individuals who are true experts in what they do. You can seek out these individuals and pay them to teach your children.

Thus if you want to expand your children’s mind into what is indeed possible, there is nothing better than to have them meet the very individuals who are on the cutting edge of their field.

Your knowledge is limited. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give your children the gift of the world’s best knowledge and thus the world itself.