Some people say men come from apes. Scientifically, we don’t. Even chronologically.
Hence the importance of education.
Let’s admit it. Everyone always goes through school. From prep to college universities, it will always be about the rewards you get along the way. Its like those certificates and awards are tokens that you’ve been through hell and you’re ready to face deeper levels of shit in the real world. Those tokens will get you somewhere – a job or another one of those prestigious academic institutions.
It’s not bad to be educated. If you look up the synonyms in the dictionary it ranges from the simple term “bookish” to the more philosophical side of “enlightened.” It just means you were well trained. And that’s where the conflict lies.
Lately I’ve been skimming blogs about unemployment and undergrads and successful 20-something-year-old people. I skipped reading the blog but what I did was to read the comments. THE COMMENTS ARE AS GOOD OR EVEN BETTER AS THE BLOG. (Is it because I believe there’s truth to be found, everywhere?)
A lot of these comments discuss on the system of education. That even the cost of education to get you through middle school today is the cost of college 50 years ago. Now I don’t want to complain about the cost. Man made it difficult to get through this world because of imagined needs. What I want to discuss though is the necessity of education.
Have you even thought why schools were setup? Right now I want you to think of why schools were put up. I ask that you think about it, and not look up on the Internet about the history of the first schools. Trust me. This will help you get to what I’m trying to say.
(Insert long pause here for you to think)
Originally, schools were not institutions. They were more like a group of scholars, “thinkers” for that matter, that convened to discuss more of what can be done about the loopholes they found in the society they lived in. It’s main aim was to further tradition and society. Now I don’t know who put up a system where kids go to school to memorize stuff and get exams to see how much they remember. Call me old fashioned and traditional but learning used to be satisfying the innate curiosity we all have within us. Now its just getting the basic stuff in your head even if it means forcing it inside. That’s how I look at the current system now.
Taking the concept of “academic institutions” to good use. Did you ever think that somehow the earliest forms of “corporations” are responsible for creating schools? Or is it a concept that man made that made these corporations? Or is it an uncontrolled curiosity to know more?
What I’m trying to say is that someone from a corporation might have made up a good reason to “commercialize” schools so that it will produce persons to cater to more corporations which will make more money. And that person from that corporation is only characterized by one word: greed.
If you think about it, and other things connected to the previous paragraph, we can say that we can look at the world like a big farm. The farmer needs more money hence he puts up barns to cultivate chicken and other farm animals to function as producers of products (or services) so that he can sell it and have money. Worst part is that sometimes the consumers of these products eventually succumb to all sorts of mishaps and they will inadvertently pay for fees to fix themselves, and that these services are available in the barn. IF that confused you let me give you a different example (although this might be a religious one, but for demonstration purposes only.)
Remember the story about the Garden in the book of Genesis?
Here’s my take: The tree in the garden is the natural order, the fruits are the resources, the snake, well you already know who he is and Adam and Eve as components of the human mind or as a whole. Now, the innate curiosity we have is represented by Eve, and she plucked the fruit of knowledge. Adam being a constant of change, ate of it. Eve was convinced because both she found a similarity to the snake – which personifies a warped curiosity and all things excessive. Now Adam and Eve possess awareness of what can happen, they are banished from the garden.
The snake lives on to taunt men, and since they possess knowledge, the snake reasons out excessively to them to further their inborn curiosity. This becomes science. Now I’m not saying that science is inherently evil, but it came out because of excess.
Is the quote “necessity is the mother of invention” familiar to you? You can include that to the web of concepts being discussed right now. Skip the inventions, skip the technological advances. You can always go back to the snake. Of having excess. An excess of money. Corporations? Are you getting to where I’m at?
We cannot deny that the tree also has parts that you really can’t stop from dying. That’s the natural order. Cancer is not even a disease. It’s already there. It’s in us. It’s a gene that’s just waiting to be activated. Yet we try to live a life, reason out that there’s more we need to do. We want to do. We were “banished” for a reason. To learn the lesson of curiosity.
Off-topic topic here: Remember the farm earlier? Let’s apply cancer. Since it’s a disease we need to cure it. To get better so we can get back to work. To work for money. So we could buy stuff. And our money goes to corporations and companies that make these “needs.”
Cancer is like the end of the road if not cured. And admit it, the cancer will not go away. It’s a gene.
Why do religions always have stories about the end of the world. The natural order?
Alright, I’ve written too much. But if you would think more (Oh how I love thinking, I get depressed because of it), won’t you think that its ironic for undergrads to see that the system is flawed for education? Like come on. That’s excessive reasoning to not finish something. I mean we’re already in this phase of the world, let’s just go with it and see where it takes us.
My brain cells are dying.
Good night people!
(I hope you get the message of the picture)