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2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness
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Re: 2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness

dreamer... Wrote:Okay, #1 was just me being an idiot, if school was optional of course it wouldn't violate anyone's rights. It would be democratic, because everyone could do what they want. i apologize for my stupidity.

#2, i'm still iffy. I guess to some people school might be the biggest issue in the world right now. that's their opinion, fine. But people are starving, dying on the battlefield, and being placed in solitary confinement for years because of their beliefs (as opposed to 1 hour detention). What Freak said before is very right, you can certainly dedicate your efforts to more than one cause. But as for fixing your problems first, i believe you CAN help others even if you have problems yourself. Tending only to what affects you seems rather selfish- one should try to help others as well, if they can. Of course, doing something to improve the world is always better than doing nothing.

it seems none of you agree with me...oh well, that's life. Rolleyes

Of course, i'll admit I'm just being hypocritical now. i'm sitting here in front of the computer instead of helping anybody at all. Rolleyes Guess I'd better start practicing what I preach.


#1: You aren't an idiot, if you were then you wouldn't be questioning what you think in the first place. Questioning what you think and looking at all the facts will let you stand stronger if you prove to your self that you are right, or show you the way if you were wrong.

Making forced education optional does put us against the majority. But, the majority cannot always be right. When the majority infringes on the rights of the minority then does that mean the the "Will of the people" is right? "Pure" democracy can be just as "tyranical" as a dictatorship... (In fact "Tyrant" comes from a Greek work meaning a dictator elected by the people) Democracy and Freedom are not the same, that was why they wrote the "Bill of Rights" and why "democracies" are almost always mixed with "republics."

#2: The problems with education are way more far reaching then most people realize... by holding us down... it holds down the whole human race, also the "international" school system's sheer bulk and wastefulness are stealing reasources from better uses. Yes, a few cents could feed someone at the brink of starvation, we throw millions into the school system, we demolish our old school buildings to make way for the bigger and better... Why don't we spend a little building farms in parts of the world that at starving? Give them food AND jobs... Isn't it ironic that we go over there are build SCHOOLS while there isn't any running water... The worlds problems are all interrelated somehow. If we all fix our own problems then it will affect everyone around us and slowly make the world a better place. If we fix our own problems we can see clearly to fix the problems of others...

Take the log out of our own civilization's eye so to speak...

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[] - Eidolon - 02-09-2008, 12:26 PM
[] - Will - 02-09-2008, 01:40 PM
[] - dreamer... - 02-09-2008, 05:51 PM
[] - Eidolon - 02-09-2008, 06:19 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 02-09-2008, 06:28 PM
Re: 2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness - Liquid - 02-15-2008 05:38 AM

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