Why are we not taught about basic psychology so that we can develop healthy communication and relationship skills? Is this not relevant to all aspects of life? Why don't we all have a basic survival skills and an understanding of good healthy living practices, preventative medicine and first aid? Why do we learn almost nothing about true health and nutrition? With all the knowledge available to us, how can people still think that a bowl of cows milk and wheat bix is healthy? Why do we not learn how to read and understand ingredient labels?
Why is it that we learn about certain parts of our history and not others? Why don't we all have at the very least, a basic understanding of how our government, legal and financial systems work? Why does nobody understand how the Federal Reserve was created? Why don't we learn how to make wise choices with our money? Why does nobody understand how money is created and what this really means? Why aren't we informed about outrageous laws such as "planned obsolescence"?
Why do we not learn about the amazing transformative power of our own breathe or the absolutely incredible life changing benefits of meditation?
"If every child in the world was taught meditation, you will eliminate violence within one generation" - Dalai Lama
Why don't we learn about the importance of sunlight, instead of being taught to fear it? Why do we use sunscreens that have cancer causing ingredients in them?
Why don't we learn about the simple yet relevant things to us such as the amazing truths about colour, sound and water, their relationships and what they are truly capable of? Why don't we learn about the absolute importance of uninhibited self expression?
Why are we trained to think we must choose one thing "to become"?
learning from children
Instead, we should be learning from children.
Einstein understood this; he was always hanging out with children. In a way, children know more about who they are than we do. This is because children are naturally curious and brave. They aren't afraid to participate and try new things, and that's how they discover what they like and what they don't like. They are still connected to their innate sense of self because they work with the simplicity of their feelings - if it feels good, they do it, if it feels bad, they don't. It is a simple philosophy to live by, which is why it is so over-looked, but a wise one: it is absolutely crucial that we be connected to the wisdom of our own feelings if we are to live truly fulfilling lives.
Imagine a world where every child was treated with absolute respect and told that they are already amazing and gifted; where they were all treated equal and encouraged to work together doing what interests them the most so they can explore their unique gifts and talents and express them freely in a judgment free environment, without fear of failure or rejection.
What if the teachers role was not to discipline, grade and boss the children around, but instead guide and support them to do what is naturally inside them. What if teachers paid attention to their children’s needs and interests, and let them explore what they were most passionate about? What if instead of getting told off for fidgeting, you were encouraged to go have a dance? What if you were not punished for laughing or talking with your friends, but encouraged?
Instead, by the time we graduate high school, many of us have no clue who we are or what we love, so we decide to study business for a lack of better idea. We then get a job in the city, wearing the most impressive suit we can afford, with some shiny shoes and cufflinks to show the world we mean to be taken seriously, while secretly we spend all week waiting for the weekend so we can get as drunk as possible to forget about the fact we feel completely lost and unfulfilled.
Once upon a time, university was people's only option for receiving an education. But now that we have the internet, the idea of paying money to study something at Uni is absolutely ridiculous (depending on which course/profession). Even the idea of paying to study business doesn't seem reasonable when you consider all the resources now available online and in books. If you want to learn about art, go and do some art. If you want to work in media, buy a camera and start your project. All you need is passion, determination and a burning desire. All the resources you need are out there, and not just the information, but the contacts too; with all the social media available now, there are platforms everywhere that are designed to connect like-minded people.
Chances are one of the main reasons you are prepared to pay $50k and wait three to ten years is because you think you aren’t ready. Or perhaps it is to please your parents. If you aren’t 100% sure what to do and don’t have a burning passion that gets you out of bed in the morning: go travel, or simply explore your own city and community. Try new things. Meet new people. Step outside of your comfort zone. Have some fucking fun. Don’t just do a business degree for a lack of a better idea! Isn’t twelve years enough time wasted on our brain-numbing education system? This is your life! Don’t waste another day.
Be Your Own Teacher
If you don’t know who you truly are and what you love the most, beyond any doubt – go find yourself a rabbit hole and find the fuck out. If you don’t ask questions and search for truth, you will never find it.
My true education began long after I left school and college; I learnt more during my 8 months of solo world travel than I did in a decade of living a "normal life" within the system. Learning about yourself is the most important, most rewarding thing you can do. But here's the catch: it takes time. And you have to make it. This is why, when I worked part time over the past few years and people labelled me as some "lazy hippy slacker", I would just roll my eyes. I knew that I was buying myself the most precious commodity: time. And I can tell you - it paid off.
Perhaps "Me” should be the main subject at school, with everything else based around it. It’s not selfish or self-absorbed, its practical and essential that we should know who we are and what we are capable of.
What many people seem to forget is that many schools are actually businesses. They are in it to make money off you. And they won’t tell you about the other cheaper options. If you can learn something naturally, why pay someone to teach you? Im guessing because you believe that you are not good (or smart) enough (you can thank our diabolical school system for your deeply ingrained lack of self-esteem and belief in oneself)
Not only does school brainwash us and waste our precious time, it also puts most of us off learning altogether. It destroys our sense of curiosity, and so we stop asking questions. Not only this, but we are also ingrained with the idea that once we graduate, it means we are now officially "educated". And this is a very dangerous belief indeed.
Education Never Ends.
“The fool believes himself to be wise, and the wise man knows he is a fool” - William Shakespeare
To think that so many people graduate school or university believing they are now officially an "educated" "intellectual", and that continuing their learning is unnecessary (especially if they have a large income) is concerning. To think that most people believe that by reading the newspaper, listening to the news or by subscribing to National Geographic, that they are an "informed intellectual".
Oh now that I have brought the media into this I’m really starting to sound like a “conspiracy theorist” aren't I? I understand that some of you may still be quite sensitive to the idea that you are a slave and that your masters don’t give a fuck about you and are intentionally dumbing you down and distracting you from what really matters, so lets lighten the mood with an innocent little game shall we?
Lets use our imaginations and pretend: what if you suddenly realised that your education was corrupt and virtually pointless.
That you were turned into to a good little order-follower who won’t question authority or the status quo, that has been so put off by learning that you can't even be bothered looking up the information to see if its true.
Imagine that this programming continued long after you graduated in the form of the mainstream media and the social "ideals" presented to us left right and centre about how to be.
Imagine you barely knew yourself, because your values/the lens through which you see the world, was chosen for you.
That your education didn’t prepare you to succeed and flourish in the world, instead it was a streamlined brainwashing program, that tag teams with the media and our entertainment industry to turn you into a money making machine for the 1%. That you are actually highly uneducated.
Now here is the important part of this game: if that were true…
what would you do?
I’m guessing that after you get over the initial shock and rage, and have calmed down, that one of the first things you would do is start seeking out knowledge and get yourself a real education!! Am I right? Suddenly the world would seem full of mystery again. Suddenly you would have a desperate thirst for knowledge.
Well, I’m telling you right now... regardless of whether you believe there is any truth in my theory, it is in your best interest to keep a healthy level of curiosity and hunger for information alive within you. Seek out and uncover as much truth as you can.
We know the top 1% own at least 60% of the worlds resources. Have you ever really thought about what that actually means for us in our daily lives? It means they run everything. They control our politicians, laws and therefore the school curriculum. And they purposely withhold information from us.
And the question is: what do they know that we don't?
They know things we can’t even imagine. They have technologies and abilities we can’t even dream of.
And to those of you who don't believe what I'm telling you: Im not telling you to believe me. Im telling you to go and check out the facts for yourself. There is more factual scientific evidence to prove this is true, than there is to disprove it. The only reason you have not come across it is because it will never be presented to you; you have to look for it, and it’s as simple as a google search away. The only difference between me and you is that I looked for it; I was curious.
All the evidence is there... life changing information at your finger tips. But be quick now, “they” are beginning to tighten their grip on the internet too.
"to be nobody but yourself In a world that's doing it's very best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting" - e.e cummings
Figure out who you really are.
Because the truth is more amazing than you could possibly imagine.
And for the love of god - send your children to an independent school like Steiner or Montessori.