Human personality has three dimensions viz. physical, intellectual and spiritual. All the three dimensions of human personality can be developed by education.
The physical dimension of human personality refers to man`s physical needs and growth. One should learn how to be physically strong and healthy. Right education helps in developing a strong stamina and healthy habits. Strong physical constitution helps one accept and face challenges of life. One should also learn the importance of physical exercises and games. Yogasanas and pranayama also are of much value in this context. They should become part of one`s life.
The intellectual dimension refers to a person`s thinking and memory skills. Reading articles, books and journals, visiting places and interacting with men of intellectual eminence all these go a long way in one`s intellectual growth. Exposure to healthy literature and a proper approach to learning help develop intellectual faculty. If one is given right direction at the primary level itself, it goes a long way in making one intellectually strong. Lessons in concentration and self-discipline play a key role in developing one`s intellect.
The spiritual dimension refers to our attitude whereby we view and consider things from the perspective of the invisible realities which guide our daily activities in all facets of our life on certain moral principles. The training in moral principles begins at home, early in life, while the growing child observes and interacts with his parents, siblings, friends and society as a whole. Changing socioeconomic situation keep the parents busy with their profession and personal issues and they leave the whole thing to routine school education which itself lacks in many ways. Today the world has become small, thanks to telecommunication and information technology. While it has a bright side, there are many darker aspects to it. Easy access to Internet has every possibility of mischievous exposure of the young minds to all negative thoughts and they are at risk to become a prey to many wrong things at an early age. One of the best ways to check this is that the parents and elders should spend quality time with children and also make them aware of the life-building ideas of great personalities of India and abroad.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda