The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself
An important part of revolution is thinking for oneself and diversifying sources of information and education. Defiance and creativity go hand-in-hand. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said over and over, the world is in dire need of an “International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment.” Much of education today focuses on obedience skills rather … See More...
To see things differently is the beginning of all change. There are a lot of things that are not working. I applaud those that dare to be open to new ideas and express them. Although I do relate to the auto pilot comment I feel that it is a survival mode, emotional shut down to get through things when there is just too much happening. Never stay on auto pilot too long. Always come back to life! Great writing. So much to think about here.
It is imperative that we promote and encourage Critical-thinking skills and free-thought. When people blindly follow the masses they only skim the surface of life. Deep thinking, self-knowledge, add depth to the experience of life. This made me laugh despite its tragic truth: "the auto-piloted housewife vacuuming her way to heaven". This article outlines the primary reasons why I chose to homeschool my children. Realizing that having done so, it is likely they will always challenge the status quo as I have. I love this poignant quote: "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." I couldn't agree more! In no way, shape, or form do universities prepare anyone to meet any of life's real challenges. Yes, real knowledge and understanding is true power. I love this: "Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is — everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you." What a profound reminder of our own potential! This is a personal belief I have shared for many years:"Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation. — George Carlin" Excellent and necessary article Bryant. Thank you. ❤️