Education must be based on the fundamental rhythm of life itself—the wish to grow, to extend oneself, to break out of one’s shell. It must seek to place people on the track to self-improvement. It cannot be authoritarian; it must seek to enhance a person’s progress with his agreement and to his satisfaction.
Stories of Hope
Author of what has been called “the most beautiful love story in the world,” Chingiz Aitmatov underwent severe suffering in his youth.