After completing my doctoral studies, I turned to reading for pleasure to sustain my voracious appetite for knowledge. Blogs, vlogs, self help books, myths, fairytales, and literature on mens issues filled my time, as I sought to transition from a prescribed dream to a dream of my own undertaking.
When a student leaves the teacher, what’s next? The educational journey does not pave the way for this plight. In fact, it oftentimes adheres to a philosophy of squelching dreams as a means to uphold the status quo. Our education system is solely set up to produce good workers, who went to a good school, got a good job, and partook in a prescribed dream based upon a myth that does not make sense of everyone. However, there is another way; the way of the mentor, the first educational system set up between parents and children, fathers and sons, mother and daughters, and vice versa, that has withstood the test of time. This educational system does not test as a means to secure funding regarding one’s work ethic, but instead, is measured by the success one’s family attains building upon the only true definition of wealth available to us: The Freedom of Our Time.
A teacher can guide a student towards understanding specific ways of thinking that can, and most often does lead to dreams to become realized. However, what is often missing in the mass educational model is those subtle lessons of loving kindness and direct contact with mentors who can assist a young woman or man with the direct experiences needed to make a dream come true. This represents a model of learning based upon lived action, not prescribed theories for social order. It is a “do as I do” model, not a “do as I say” model, which is all so common in a failing educational system where social morals, values, decency, lessons of loving kindness, and understanding have taken a back seat to ADA (average daily attendance) and the capacity a schoolyard has to take in money based on testing scores and other statistics of insignificant social value.
My grandmother once said, “the early bird gets the worm.” I have heard derivatives of this saying said by the most successful people who have ever lived. As I blaze my own path forward, I am grateful for the wealth of advise that is out there, especially to those who have paved the way for me to see inroads towards the dreams of my soul. It would be hypocritical for me to state the above subjects, as I have attained a wealth of education from this very system I see falling apart around me.
I am not writing these words from a deconstructive perspective. At the foundation, to teach our young the lessons needed for success allows a great sense of freedom not necessarily seen in generations past. At its core, learning is important. But recently it seems to have taken a back seat to the true lessons that lead towards individual freedom and the capacity to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of one’s dreams. While learning will foster this, today I see an educational system that has become bloated by the immoral social values of greed that so many are fighting against.
You want to see a decrease in the shootings seen throughout the country, bring parents back into the home, allow father’s to raise their children, and quite trying to replace the nuclear family with the family of the Deep State.
In today’s society, we need to bring morality back to the education system. Furthermore, we need to link this value to higher ethical standards. The myth of go to school, get a good job, and live happily ever after has not worked. We see this in the explosion of mass student debt with little to no further sense of security present for today’s graduate than was afforded our grandparents and great grandparents. Instead, maybe it would be more beneficial for a child to learn from their parents. Idea, as parent’s we can learn to mentor those around us, and pay it forward.
With every great privilege comes a great responsibility. The mistakes of generations past can be rectified through the simple act of loving kindness we pay forward in teaching our children the difference between what is right and wrong. This was the path of Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, and all people we have looked upon as saints who within their capacity to go within and work moral principals became better people. Can we not do the same? Carpe Diem!