On Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Education Ideal

It is a time-space granted for self-fulfilment. To become who one is. That’s what the university is. That’s why the university is called the university. Because it fulfils the purpose of the universe. Humbolt’s ideal is that without external pressure or demand, the individual will find within herself or himself, the greatest urge: to fulfil himself or herself. To bring all their talents into harmony.

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