The real educational system

The education system overall is faulty because it does not provide the knowledge we need and it does not provide knowledge in the right fashion.

An ideal system would be able to give to the human race the knowledge that we need to be able to live and flourish sustainably. For that we would need to understand ourselves and our surroundings, which many people with PhD’s do not.

The second important fact has been mentioned many times by scholars like sir Ken Robinson, we are not all the same! We are not all gifted for the same things, different things need to be taught in different ways and last but not least we should all be taught two things: problem solving, communication and cooperation.

Young children should be taught about the environment, what it can do, what we can do with it sustainably, and which things should never be done. They need to be taught how to listen and learn about themselves, their own bodies and families and friends. The fact that even adults do not know what the right kind of food needs to be eaten in order to stay healthy and that projects by Jamie Oliver – trying to force schools into serving actual food even exist, speaks volume about where we are with even the basic stuff. We do not know how we function.

And we do not know how to communicate properly. Listen to an average college graduate, can they express themselves properly without umm, aaahh, like, you know…? It seems stupid, but if we added all those to see how much time we’ve spent and how many miss-information has been spread, how badly we communicate our own feelings and experiences and ideas… Mind-blowingly bad situation with communication. When geniuses can’t pass their knowledge on, when wars are started because compromise can not be negotiated… Stupidity due to lack of communication skills has a lot to do with it.

And then there is the problem solving part. How many people understand how the world they live in even works? How can they be productive members of society and good progress if they don’t? How can someone vote for or against building a nuclear power plant or a wind power plant or abortion or…? What about when things go wrong? Are we taught to identify the problem correctly, summarize and assess it, look for best possible solutions and compare them to choose the one that is absolutely the best?

The education system should be compulsory but completely modular and adaptable to the needs of people and the environment. It should gradually introduce children to themselves, so that they would understand their bodies, how the world in general works, how to communicate on a basic level, learn from past mistakes of others and work together in solving problems. Classes should always be as practical as possible, making the learning experience a process in which the people who are learning participate actively, and through which the human brain forms as many different associations as possible for the subject being taught. Trying stuff in different ways, solving problems. Preferably in groups. Age should not matter, money should not matter. And the learning process must not end at one point, it should be a part of every job.

 

Public banks raise spending by raising minimum salaries

We have learned that spending is more important than saving money when countries are poor – it is the productivity that needs to increase, you can not take the last piece of bread from a hungry man, you need to help him become able to get more bread. Public banks risk public money but don’t lend enough of it and when the shit hits the fan it is again public money that bails them out. However, when business is good, public does not get any dividends.

Public banks should raise the minimum wage in countries by directly transferring a certain amount of money to those with jobs and minimal income. They should raise the minimum income directly. The cost/benefit would be great because if we wanted to have the government do that somehow, any country, this is guaranteed, would have spend at least twice more because they would have to finance their people to do it. And their people either don’t have the time or don’t know how to do it. That’s why the banks should.

This would help boost SME’s and private expenditures much faster and much more efficiently than any loans, grants ect..

True valuation, one currency

We need a realistic valuation that is based on irrefutable laws of nature.

The value of anything material should be defined so that it can be broken down into most basic elements defined by energy and natural resources input in producing it. A pound of meat is 1/2000 of a cow that ate X kg of smth, drank Y gallons of water, and whose owner put XY amount of energy into ‘making’ the cow into what she is now. A 1/2000 piece of meat and bones.

We also need one currency to disperse factors of valuation and minimize strategic valuation creation of currencies.

In addition, financial valuation of any material thing should be divided into three parts which should be known to all parties involved: the conditions to produce, the production process, preparation and transport. I believe this would indeed spur development into the direction of local production. One does need to keep in mind though, that no country should depend solely on themselves for any life-critical item or service. If a natural disaster or war hits one country, and this country is not huge, chances are they would be helpless.

Jane Elliot experiment should be compulsory

Include the Jane Elliot experiment into the educational system to teach people not to discriminate based on the physiological differences people can not influence.

The experiment should be introduced on all levels needed in the beginning to cover all ages:  elementary schools, high-schools, colleges and companies. As the number of people that understand it grows it could gradually be toned-down to elementary schools and high-schools only.

You can find the link to the article source here.

All public banks should offer their pipelines to companies

When a company has an idea, needs an investment or a business partner, they should go to the bank without any hesitation.

Banks after all have the most intimate economical relationship with numerous business clients. These clients are one step away and they represent both potential investors, buyers as well as potential advisors and or business partners.

These days the number of rip-off companies selling knowledge that sucks is rising rapidly. Especially in countries where people don’t know how to have a normal argument. Instead of pointing out what is bothering them, they just sit quietly in pain through boring and ill-prepared presentations and then cry about all of it to their friends on Facebook.

Banks need to make better use of their assets.

One of the problems with having kids

They are our future but we don’t really have the chance to raise them correctly due to the system.

What do you do with a small child when you have to work? How come often the caretakers are very poorly educated and have poor pedagogical skills? Are there other ways to group children not just by age? The care taker is not in their age group after all. What would happen if we had mixed age groups of children, from age 7 – 14? They would attend classes according to their knowledge and interest in a subject. I could definitely repeat some high-school stuff.

Which amendment is the right to bare kids?

Having kids has to be both a privilege and a right.

If you want to get a loan for a car, you need to prove you are able to pay the monthly rate. But if you want to bring an innocent child to this planet, you can do as you please, even though the kid will affect many more living things and inanimate objects than a car. Go figure.

My personal opinion: not every couple deserves to or should have children. There is absolutely nothing wrong with not having children. There are too many people! Far too many! And this is true in times when the planet is being exploited in unnatural and unsustainable ways. The rainforests are being chopped down to farm food to feed cattle to manufacture fast-food. 80% of items in modern stores are made with sugar and derivatives of carbohydrates which should only be a small part of the human diet, not its majority. The energy consumption is growing exponentially and can not be caught with existing technologies. Drinkable water resources are diminishing, wild animals extinction rates are higher than ever before and the number of humans just keeps rising higher and higher and our culture still focuses on raising the population, because each country relies on the number of taxpayers it has. Bullshit strategy, a dead-end for everyone.

I feel that the ability to produce kids biologically should be second to being able to support and raise them properly. Having a classroom and a chalkboard does not give anyone more right to pass knowledge to children than someone who is a great teacher but does not have the material means. Humanity should act responsibly and according to culture needs. If someone in central EU or the states can not afford to support themselves, they should first achieve a level of self-sufficiency, then have the opportunity to exercise their right to have children.

The criteria of course, should be carefully adapted to geographical and societal circumstances. In the states everyone has the right to bare arms, but they shouldn’t. And the same goes for bringing new life into the world. We are bringing new innocents into this world. They should at the very least stand a fighting chance!

Habits program humans

“We become what we repeatedly do.”

Sean Covey, writer – The 7 habits of highly effective teens

It has recently been proven by Phillipa Lally of the University College of London that on average, it takes 66 days to form a new habit, not just 21 as was over-simplified by many writers. Basics were written by dr. Maxwell Maltz in the 1950’s, who noticed that his patients needed a minimum of 21 days to adapt to their new post-operation face, or stop feeling their ghost limbs ect..

That means, you need to suck it up and keep doing whatever it is you think would make you closer to being a better you, for at least 66 days. Every day. Every. day. 66 days.

Blame-shifting and H1N1 virus are similar and have terrible effects

“You take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”
Erica Jong, teacher and author – Fear of flying, 1973
People tend to shift blame to others when they fail. This can be caused by fear and it can result in a slower progress, either in a company or as an individual.
A study done by University of California and Stanford university in 2009 finds that shifting blame is contagious and spreads as fast as the H1N1 virus. It also creates a culture of fear.
What can be done in a group of people? Change the blame culture! Don’t attack or judge failure negatively. Allow self-affirmation, let people find their self-worth.
Thought experiment: how many times do successful people fail before succeeding? How does that translate to countries and progress of countries? Are conservative countries with rigid employment schemes fast or slow developing economies?
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them”.
Denis Waitely, writer

Redd Foxx’s heroes

“Heroes are not born, they are cornered”

John Elroy Sanford

Is the same true for achievers? Are they cornered by fear of failure? What if I don’t make it? I might not have enough money for this and that? I might die poor? I might not be able to afford to buy this or that for those dependent on me. That would mean that failing to do the right thing for ourselves actually means we are not scared sufficiently to do the right thing.

Not scared enough to get up from the couch and exercise, not scared enough to eat right, to be more careful when voting and less careful when challenging decisions of our politicians.

Imagine what would happen to our productivity and character upgrading speed if we all had access to the amount of time before we die. Scary and very motivating.