Rethinking Education Pt.10: How To Change The World

How to change the world choking with human-made problems?

I often hear smart people talking about terminal decisions, about physical elimination of “bad companies” and certain people. They believe that it will change the world, that the end justifies the means. That we have to shed blood over this paradise on Earth.

What a terrible words. It scares me to death when I think that it is educated persons, brainpower of our generation, the elite talking that meanness.

We can’t change our generation. There are lives behind people. We cannot wipe them out and say “now I will show you the right way” by any means. People talking about compulsory treatments (e.g. lobotomy and other punitive psychiatry “methods”) for the deviants are plain idiots and should be avoided at any cost. By the way, early recognition and complete ignorance are the best ways to deal with idiots of all kinds.

We do not see the paradise on Earth today. Don’t we? And we won’t see it in our lives. No way. Impossible. (unless there will be a breakthrough in cryobiology and/or gerontology etc. – that will prove that human beings are just dumb biomachines and cost of life is zero and “there are too much people on Earth – why don’t we do some cleanup, +/- billion – who cares?” – that’s what result will look like if it will happen with current generation who’s only values are money and power.)

We have to think about future generations. They will never see the paradise on Earth if they’ll be just like we are, if they will have that shameful values determining everything.

Three things we can really change about future generations are about our children (our own children):

  1. Birth
  2. Upbringing
  3. Education

Birth: If there is a single moment in life that is most important – than it is birth. But how much we know in average about the birth besides dirty jokes? Take a guess.

Let’s be scientific – as it is seen today, the earliest expiriences of an individual – before birth, as well as during and immediately after childbirth have very strong implications on health and psyche. But still “birth without violence” pratices are extremely rare.

There is a huge misconception that childbirth must be pain. It is false. (For me this fact was always obvious, because “pain” is a mechanism that indicates “something is wrong”.) Read more on this starting here.

Upbringing and education: there is much said about the importance of upbringing and education. But the effect is almost imperceptible. We still tend to focus on technologies and tricks, on best practices and how-to’s, on creativity and recoupment. We are blind. Not all of us. But in average. And the higher man is in the hierarchy of power, the more blind he is.

The only thing that values is soul. Technologies and environments, tasks and challenges, problems and crises will come and go. Soul will stay. Soul stays for thousands of years. If you read Gomer or Lermontov, St. Thomas Aquinas or Spinoza, Shakespeare or Pushkin, then you know what I mean.

To change the world we need to want to think about future. It is in fostering the passion to become a parent whose children are educated to be honest and conscientious, with dignity and respect.

Leading picture by Cayusa

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