Education should be free, and benefit the person who is consuming it.
- Too much of our lives is spent in school, and too much of our school is spent in working towards promoting or funding the school. We spend our time and effort learning stuff based off of state tests that loosely benefit us. Likewise, we are taught a repeatition memorization method so that the information we intake gets on paper for the state tests, and is gone a month later. If we're doing that, we're less students, and more employees without pay.
- Creativity in education is not encouraged, or rarely encouraged. I've had art teachers change portions of my paintings to their own desires with my grade at stake when I was in highschool, 06'. We have our stories, reports, speeches and research papers entirely templated for us. Every sentance must start with 'FIRSTLY, THEN, SECONDLY, IN CONCLUSION' without any real room for personality. We also are held accountable for not agreeing with what is accepted as fact by the teacher.
- Electives and interests are to not be taken seriously, since there is no state tests on this.
- Guidance provided by the school has discouraged me and most people i've talked to, to follow their dreams. I said I wanted to get into video game production, video game music composition, or some kind of music production. An adult not able to be a real therapist laughed at such and told me and my peers to be 'realistic'
Solution: This system must be replaced by an open source, free education system using such vehicles as the internet to provide wide views, all class options, and an infinate list of career choices. Core classes can be taught at a younger age in a classroom setting, but people who are passionate about something persue it through a free educational institution
Currencies and Money.
We have outgrown our current currency system. Just like we previously used a bartering system and it became impossible to continue it with the large number of people, the same has finally became true with money. Money is no longer moving us forward like it did when humans first introduced it to progress, but now it is actually holding us back. Cures for diseases are ignored because of the profit made by ignoring it. Engines and cars that can go 90 miles to the gallon were wiped because it would 'kill an entire market' when actually it's the market killing us. The fact of the matter is, is it's projected that world hunger could be close to being solved through a $35 billion program that no one wants to fund.
America's defense budget is $1.5 Trillion dollars.
%1-2 of americans even feel terrorism is a #1 concern.
Many people are experimenting with the surplus of currency idea. There are several websites trying Alternate Currencies, where everyone in a group offers goods or services for this Alternate Currency, and likewise, they are provided with some to start out. Because of no taxes, inflation, scarcity, many of them are left with a surplus and within the community it's very common for them to be giving away their credits to others within to help them.
While I don't readily have a solution to the problem, do note I can acknowledge the problem.
Lack of Community.
Every day, we are raised and taught to look out for number 1, be independant, and selflessness is discouraged. Really, what we lack IS the ability to be dependant on others. Or rather, we lack the ability to rely on one another. In a world full of stress, scarcity, and violence, honesty and trust are more rare than rainbows and last half the duration. We consistantly lie to one another, trick one another, and con one another out of what we spend our entire lives trying to gain - a stable foundation. What we don't collectively understand or admit, is community and a stable foundation are the same thing.
We go to school, or go to work and then we rush home cussing through traffic or grumbling on our bus because of how long it takes, so that we can spend the evening infront of a television set, or browsing the internet. Most of us won't know our neighbors names. We probably wouldn't even know how to make friends if we already don't have some. We've become so compartmentalized that we don't interact or socialize nearly as much as we should. Years ago, knocking on your neighbors door asking to borrow flour was normal. Now a days, you look like a fucking looney trying it. "did they seriously want flour..?"
We need to re-establish what a community is and means, and learn to help one another. If you see someone struggling with anything, offer them a hand. Even if it's someone you don't know. Pretty much they'll always turn you down and that's ok. That's an enourmous step towards rebuilding a concious public. A collective humanity is far superior to a humanity in any number. Start small.
get rid of hardcore ghetto rap music which teaches the wrong values to young teens. That's a start. :happy:
it's called parenting, not censoring a genre of music(even if i don't care for it)