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"good habits" and other worthlessness
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RE: "good habits" and other worthlessness

Quote:I don't like the term brainwashing because it almost implies an unwillingness to be molded. Because school starts at such an early age there is no need to force students down the path they want. Students are taught that school is good so even in later years when school can become boring and unhelpful there isn't a recognition that school is the source of the problem. Almost all people are attacking the symptoms of ineffectiveness instead of seeing that the basic structure of current schooling is at fault.

Agreed. On the other hand we are told jail is bad, and hence aren't school and jail different, since one is "good" and the other is "bad"?? In the end aren't we forcing children into jail for our own convenience?

Quote:I still like what wsgosset said, school is a behaviour correction facility. The difference between school and jail is what I pointed out before, we are told that it is good at such an early age that we do not see the problem with the basis tenets. The inmates/students that follow the rules, both written and unwritten, are left relatively alone. Those who make trouble are punished directly by guards/teachers, e.g. with detention, and indirectly by inmates/students, e.g. with social distancing.

Social distancing would be beneficial in some cases...after all, the people we hang out with still affect us.

Quote:I completely agree that we are taught stupid habits. Some things we are taught do make sense, e.g. be on time for things, but are grossly over exaggerated, e.g. detention for being a couple minutes late. Other things are really stupid though.

Intelligent people usually have a choice in learning or unlearning stupid habits.

Don't play chess with pigeons-they'll just knock over the pieces, shit on the board and strut about like they won anyway.
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06-08-2014 01:40 AM
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[] - Will - 05-24-2007, 11:18 AM
[] - Guest - 05-24-2007, 12:44 PM
RE: "good habits" and other worthlessness - Rule_BreakerXVIII - 06-08-2014 01:40 AM
[] - youvebeenthunderstruck - 05-24-2007, 03:12 PM
[] - Will - 05-24-2007, 09:19 PM
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