In economics at the moment we are learning about incredibly esoteric graphs and curves and formulas. It is so irrelevant and pointless to me. I asked the teacher why he is teaching me these things and he could give me no answer other than ‘it’s in the exams, it’s the curriculum.’ He failed to answer why it was in the curriculum and where it could lead me and of what use it was to me. I don’t think it’s okay at all, that teachers don’t know why they are teaching the things they are teaching.
I find it deeply concerning and disturbing that we are surrounded with people whom are completely blind and oblivious to the world around them. So many people that will mindlessly conform to the system without question.
Probably approximately 80% of students dislike school. And probably 10% of those students that do like school only like school for the social side. I think that it’s a very small minority that actually enjoy the classroom learning.
So we have an issue when such a great number of students hate school because from this, they develop a negative attitude to education and learning as a whole.
School is responsible for churning out the next generations to come. And we have teachers, conditioning these students mindlessly with empty knowledge. Teachers that don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing… It’s just being done how it’s always been done. And that’s that. It’s been the same for so many years, so concrete, so normal, now so invisible.
Nobody really knows what the future holds but we do know that there are some pretty dark times ahead in terms of… well, all living things on our earth, including our earth.
How are we preparing for these warnings that science is screaming out to us? That our earth is screaming out to us?
People don’t know… they choose not to know.
‘Education doesn’t stress it, so why should we?’
So… We have youths coming out of school, 14 years of school… from age 5 to 18, the ages of where humans are most impressionable, the most vital years of development… and these youths have no idea what their next step is. After 13 years of ‘education’ they still don’t know. So they just take a stab in the dark and ‘oh maybe I’ll try commerce at uni, that’ll earn some money so that I can buy food to eat, to stay alive.’ So what has been achieved from those 14 years? Daycare? Something to do each day, somewhere to go? Some good mates maybe? A few good books? Oh yes, and that qualification saying that you’ve completed level 1, 2, 3. Completed what though? Mastered the art of backing down, suppressing yourself, letting your passion, potential and truths be squashed down to fit their rules to fit their box. So that you have enough time to sit in a cold blank space in your head and draw out some kind, any kind of interest that you could have in this subject you couldn’t give two fucks about. You don’t have passion for Pythagoras, you don’t know why you spend an hour each day trying to memorize these formulas and these equations. You aren’t interested. Once you are free of these chains, you’re going to bolt as far away from this uncomfortable, hard seat you sit in each day that is suffocating your fire. You need to breathe.
Am I crazy? Or is everybody else?
It’s like, they’re brainwashed, they are so trapped in this habitual state of conformity that they are blinded to what they’re doing to themselves.
-Teachers don’t know why they’re teaching the things they’re teaching.
-Students don’t like the things they are being taught and struggle to see the relevance and benefit it has to them. They develop a negative attitude to learning.
-Students come out of 13 years of schooling with a poor world view, lost, confused and unsure of themselves and their calling in life.
-School is encouraging students to conform without questioning. The authorities speak down to students belittling and trivializing them. What example does this set for students?
-Students feel uninspired, suffocated, lethargic and demotivated by the system.
-This economic centered world we live in has completely structured our education systems. Where is education centered around human wholesomeness, happiness and purpose?