The school system has virtues don’t get me wrong (you know how to read yeah?) but it also has imprinted in it a factory attitude towards the child.
Usually entering at 5 and exited fully around the early 20’s schooling leaves all children with 15-20 years of deep “education”.
That’s a long ass time.
In these decades of “education” you, me, and those after us, are “conditioned” to the habits of the system.
This is like how an animal would adapt to an environment – it sort of unconsciously would go with the flow.
These habits have ups:
- You get very good at reading and are introduced to a lot of information. You become an adept information consumer.
- You are thrown into large groups of strangers and have to learn to socialise.
- You are made aware that hard work now will get you rewards in the future.
But these habits also have downs:
- You are conditioned to be passive, often even wearing uniforms. Your instinct to be an individual is discouraged for the sake of conformity.
- You are moulded to the 9-5 lifestyle, which is sitting for 8 hours a day observing information. This ends two prominent expressions of children’s energy; movement and imagination.
- You are taught to submit to authority unquestionably. This damages your ability to ask questions, be authoritative over yourself, and responsible for your choices. 30 year old PHD students are still citing references to validate their opinions.
This is the way things are, and what you have gained has come with loss.
You gained job opportunities at the expense of personality.
You can of course rebuild yourself and allow that personality to blossom.
Most won’t, maybe that’s alright, there’s always less leaders than followers isn’t there?
To reconstruct yourself you need to get in touch with yourself. You need to follow your own rules.
Or maybe you shouldn’t bother, who the fuck am I to tell you.
Why are you listening to me anyway? I guess school taught you to consider anything written down as an “authority”.
Stop reading this shit and go do something with your life…