All education systems that exist today are inadequate and fundamentally flawed. Designed to compliment the monetary system, we ignore the concept of true value. We chase jobs, not ideas, careers, not dreams.
Instead of looking for problems that need solving, we look for ways to make money. We’re not taught how to benefit society, but how to undermine it, in the pursuit of personal gain, motivated by profit. We’re taught to be players of this game, this game of consumption where only our own personal possessions have any value, where other people and the environment don’t matter.
Instead of being given skills to solve problems, children are merely taught how to absorb information, like a sponge. In order to keep the system of continual consumption going, we must be distracted and dumbed down. Otherwise we may start to question the system. We shouldn’t be allowed to look outside the box – just in case we discover the truth about nature and the universe. Too much independent thought is dangerous for the establishment.
In improving our education systems, we need to address the following.
- Higher Standard Curriculum. There is an overall low standard to the entire education system. Large classes (another symptom of the monetary system) slow down the progress of the brighter kids whilst still leaving the weaker ones behind. No focus is put on the individual. The curriculum is not tailored for individuals, it is some politician’s idea of what is important that everyone must learn. Nothing this general can possibly meet the high standards possible if children are given personalised educational programs. There is so much potential going to waste.
- Problem solving. Children and teenagers can be taught to identify problems and create solutions. In a state school, they are merely given existing problems that already have predefined answers. They’re not taught to use their own mind, or to analyse situations.
- Freedom of thought. No more peer pressure. No brainwashing or conditioning based on social “norms”. Children can be taught to see the true essence of social relationships, and given the ability to rise above inadequacies. They can be taught respect instead of prejudice. They can be taught to seek out the truth instead of blindly following what is deemed to be acceptable.
- Creativity. There is no reason why creativity can’t be promoted even in a strict and organised educational program. Creativity is a fundamental tool that is severely held back in the current educational system. This is, in part, due to the drive for profit. Why be a badly paid writer when you can be a well paid lawyer?
- Fitness. Schools all over the world have failed when it comes to educating children about looking after their bodies. Sports take a back seat. The drive for profit makes way for substandard school meals. Home economics is seen as out dated or “something girls do”. While at the same time, smoking and drugs are desirable due to their prohibited status, and lack of sex education plays a big part in the spread of diseases and unwanted pregnancy. We need to take responsibility to focus on this important and extremely overlooked issue.
- Real Importance. Instead of churning out cookie cut workers ready made for customised jobs that have little benefit to society, a child can be taught in areas that are fundamentally beneficial to civilisation. Instead of millions of people playing the stock market, making up lies in advertising, or chasing the fame of being yet another mediocre pop singer, imagine a society where everyone had worthwhile jobs. Someone good with numbers could be a talented engineer, pushing society forward with technological solutions, instead of adjusting figures for a lifetime as an accountant.