See that's what they call it.
But they teach us to do, not to think.
A genius doesn't answer every question perfectly,
A genius questions every answer given.
A system that judges success by the amount of bills you have,
Makes you work to the bone,
Cuts your soul in halves,
Make us seem like a bunch of clones?
Are we nothing more than machines?
Fill in the right answer, nothing more is accepted.
Thrown away if you can't follow instructions,
Is this in efforts in increase production?
Shall we drive the passion away from everything?
When everyone tries only to survive,
Shall we exist solely to die?
A system that completely determines your life.
Wasn't this system meant for us to thrive?
They teach us to do something and not to actually think for ourselves. A friend of mine can solve math equation (and get the right answer) easily through reasoning and not the way they teach it at school, yet they give him low marks simply because he doesn't "show his work". Yet, it's the way Albert Einstein himself solved math problems.
Another thing I've noticed is they drive the passion out of every subject imaginable in school. I loved languages as a kid; it was only once entering school that I slowly gained a hatred for the subject. They donít really excess your creativity as much as they should. Yes, every now and again Iíll have the freedom of writing with a free heart for a school assignment, but most of the time, theyíll have creative limitations, which I hate, with a passion.
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I'm not sure what made you pick at the private system specifically. While the private system has certain subjects that must be tackled, they're way more free in their methodology in contrast with the public system which is a lot more government controlled.
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I was terrible at school only because I always thought outside the box my teachers and my classmates regarded me as ahead of my time.
I have ADHD btw (According to the School system)
Like...one of my English Teachers in High School took me to the side once to tell me to keep a portfolio of my creative writing since it was obvious that I liked to write. She said it would be of use one day.
You said all the things in a poetic way, quite impressive and true. There are students who are the toppers but when they are asked to explain something they can't. I found some similar thoughts in one of the portal of essay writing service (papersville.com/essay/ over here) but I liked yours a lot.
But then, we don't seem to really disagree, so I am just ranting here simply because I really, really want to say that to someone? Heh. Take care!
Coming from this, I believe we should pay much more attention to individual education and mostly awareness (that is the word I was looking for!).
Technology and knowledge helping us maintain it is nice, but also pointless if we don't advance on the...er...spiritual? level? Damn, I know
exactly how to put that into words in Czech...
Let's just say that over the cca 3000 years of civilization, we have advanced admirably far on the technological level, but people themselves (and therefore society) haven't basically changed a bit.
Comfort, that's the word - it seems to me that vast majority of people is not concerned about anything as long as they have their comfort, and are willing to do -or let be done- anything if it means keeping their precious comfort. (yeah, using the word three times in a row doesn't look stupid at all)
Not that I can claim myself to be any different, I guess....
Think about the tin question like fossil fuel production...I'm going to assume at pretty fast rate for the sake of the question. As long as we consume the fossil fuels at a slower rate than it's produced, nature will be able to replenish it's resources (look up the carbon cycle for details).
Honestly, getting thatquestion wrong was your own fault ^^" no offence. The thing about friend was, he got the same answer as the teacher did, but the teacher would mark it wrong for doing it completely in his head or by guestimating. I actually have a problem with using ludicrous methods of solving math problems as well (although I do write down my work), I usual end up having to explain my steps to my teacher.
Hope I gave you some decent insight.
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I'm in higher level maths too and I'm surviving on attempt marks - I know how to do it, but I get confused with all the formulas and methods. In French we've been doing essays and letters and things that only have guidelines, we can make the rest up ourselves. In Irish, the same. I must have written at LEAST five letters/postcards/complaints for my Christmas Tests for only those two subjects.
So maybe its only in most schools/school systems? I don't mean to disrespect.
I just thought I was being a sassy bitch but someone else relates with me!! Finally!
Especially the math thing
On tests I would always get a really low score JUST because I didn't "show my work" :T