Formal Education Will ...

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”Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination.

We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system.

Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.” …

- Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

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It is illogical to "learn" for the test. I never understood spending so little time on a subject only to run to the next classroom at the bell (I always just made it b/c some reason my classrooms were very far away from each other).

I love to learn. Not because that was instilled in me in school but because of the library. I loved the card catalog (which is no longer used) and I love walking through the stacks and just seeing what books are on the shelf.

School seems to attempt to squash any sense of wonder and teaches instead how to stand in line, listen to the authority, and how to skim the pages to answer the hand-outs. No fun.

The best thing about not being in school anymore is learning what I want when I want.


Hey @yoginiofoz, I agree with you ...

The traditional school system is outdated ... It's due for an overhauling ... I think they should offer Financial Education and allow from a much younger age to study in a direction you are actually passionate about.

The schooling system needs to offer more options ...
Anyways, thanks for the comment ... 🌝