Children should above all be taught self-reliance, love for all men, altruism, mutual charity and more than anything else, to think and reason for themselves. We would reduce the purely mechanical work of the memory to an absolute minimum, and devote the time to the development and training of the inner senses, faculties and latent capacities…. We should aim at creating free men and women, free intellectually, free morally, unprejudiced in all respects, and above all things, unselfish.
– H.P. Blavatsky, the Principal Founder of the Theosophical Society