We shouldn’t ask: ‘What does a person need to know or be able to do in order to fit into the existing social order?
Instead we should ask: ‘What lives in each human being and what can be developed in him or her?’ Only then will it be possible to direct the new qualities of each emerging generation into society.
Society will then become what young people, as whole human beings, make out of the existing social conditions. The new generation should not just be made to be what present society wants it to become.
Anthroposophy, a philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development.
More specifically, it aims to develop faculties of perceptive imagination, inspiration and intuition through cultivating a form of thinking independent of sensory experience, and to present the results thus derived in a manner subject to rational verification.
In its investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to attain the precision and clarity of natural science’s investigations of the physical world. Anthroposophy brings the spiritual traditions of central Europe – including transcendental idealist philosophy – into a modern context, though its historical roots lie partly in Theosophy.
Source: Wikipedia (Anthroposophy)