I painted this to display a fundamental belief that a lot of evil in the world would be eradicated if everyone had access to a proper education. Knowledge, on a small level would eliminate some of the most rudimentary violent acts taken against human beings. On a larger scale, it allows people to develop their worldview and make educated decisions about government. In totalitarian regimes the first thing annexed to maintain control is access to knowledge.
We are our brains, and the proper education makes a world of difference. Developing the brain is important not only in childhood but throughout someone’s life.