The root of the word "education" is from Latin, "ducere," which means to draw or lead. The prefix "e" means "out of." So the teacher "draws out" the potential and the gifts of the student. Sometimes, yes. Mostly, no.
Since the teachers and schools couldn't do it, I did it myself.
One thing I did is read Greeks myths, many of which just fascinated me.
Let's take the god Porus, which was the god of Plenty, or Resource. He was seduced by Penia (Poverty) while drunk at Aphrodite's party. And who was Aphrodite? The goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.
So what is that myth telling us? Let's see...Plenty can turn into Poverty when you become drunk with love, beauty, pleasure, procreation. In other words, only a fool spends a lot of money on women! All I can say: heh heh.
Porus (Plenty) is the son of Metis (Wisdom). In other words, a wise man can gain his plenty, but if he becomes drunk with love, beauty and pleasure he can become impoverished.
Porus is also the brother of Athena, who is the goddess of "wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill." Wow. Those are the things that give you abundance!
And some people think those Greek stories have no relevance today.
Things get even more interesting.
The union of Poverty and Plenty gives birth to Eros (love). According to the Diotima, Eros is forever in need because of his mother, but forever pursuing because of his father.
In other words, Love is the child of Poverty and Plenty. You have enough of it (Plenty) to know what you're missing (Poverty) to make you whole (Eros doesn't just mean just "love." It means a union that makes you whole. The Greeks said it made the flowers grow.)
And ultimately, where does this Poverty and Plenty of Love come from? Why, the relationship with your parents.