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Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School
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Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/...in-school/

Published on Forbes.com... that's a pretty well-respected site, isn't it?

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Quote:Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.

Dangerous things you were taught in school:

1. The people in charge have all the answers.
That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and powerful—ask any teacher.

2. Learning ends when you leave the classroom.
Your fort building, trail forging, frog catching, friend making, game playing, and drawing won’t earn you any extra credit. Just watch TV.

3. The best and brightest follow the rules.
You will be rewarded for your subordination, just not as much as your superiors, who, of course, have their own rules.

4. What the books say is always true.
Now go read your creationism chapter. There will be a test.

5. There is a very clear, single path to success.
It’s called college. Everyone can join the top 1% if they do well enough in school and ignore the basic math problem inherent in that idea.

6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks.
Whistle-blowing, questioning the status quo, and thinking your own thoughts are no-nos. Be quiet and get back on the assembly line.

7. Standardized tests measure your value.
By value, I’m talking about future earning potential, not anything else that might have other kinds of value.

8. Days off are always more fun than sitting in the classroom.
You are trained from a young age to base your life around dribbles of allocated vacation. Be grateful for them.

9. The purpose of your education is your future career.
And so you will be taught to be a good worker. You have to teach yourself how to be something more.

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RE: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Fucking priceless and so true.

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This.

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Got that in your e-mail too?

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RE: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

I agree with eight and nine. It's like how my mom said once, when she was confused why I spent so much time at home trying to understand math class in a number sense, and I asked her how I would ever understand it any way else. She said it's only there to get credit for or to use in a job.
That's one thing to learn, though. It only matters if it makes you money.
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I agree, no wonder people today are how they are... brainwashed subordinate puppets of those in power

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We need a revolution.

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(05-08-2012 08:30 AM)Aesc Wrote:  We need a revolution.

Alternatively, we need a new planet to live on...

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If college is so important, why not just go sooner?
A friend of mine started college when she was 11. She's gonna keep going till she's 18, which is about a year from now, and she's gonna have like 3 different majors completed, with an honors degree.
She was lucky of course, because she was being homeschooled, and her dad was a professor, so her parents were just like, hey, why not just take college classes now? So she did them as dual credit, not that it really matters when you're homeschooled.
I think my friend is of pretty average intelligence. She's not a genius. Anyone can do what she's doing, given the opportunity. The problem is that a lot of universities have an age minimum. She was lucky that the college she lived near didn't have any rules like that.
If you're planning on going to college, you should do it right now. Community college is best, since it's usually cheaper.

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(05-08-2012 08:30 AM)Aesc Wrote:  We need a revolution.

You stand no chance against owners with such a high amount of sheeple.
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Great post
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Love the short article.

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Let me add another: "That government is great/awesome/amazing and necessary."

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Holy shit, I love this. So true.

Go to work. Send your kids to school. Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Watch TV. Save for your old age. Obey the law. Repeat after me: "I am free."

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2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 are so fucking true.

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