Change Required: Our Education System Needs Upgrade (II)

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It's not that much of how education system is built up, but how well it prepares us for living our lives. More precisely, as I also mention in several places of my other articles, the current system gives us an incomplete education focusing to the academic and professional part only, but forgetting about personal, social and financial education. This is the second article out of the three, and considers more closely our current system in its incompleteness. In the first article we dealt with the limitations of our education clearly visible in the times of a severe financial and economic crisis. The last article will discuss upgrades needed.

The aim of the current education system as a whole is not to prepare people for life or for thinking and doing things in their own unique way, but to prepare them for work, and condition them to be easily manageable docile citizens of the today's society. This is quite obvious when we remember, how our parents and teachers argued the need to study hard: "You need a good education in order to get a better job."

Depending on the academic education that one has obtained in school, one may be prepared for being a labourer (no considerable education needed), a skilled worker (vocational education needed), specialist or analyst (at least secondary education needed), top specialist or top analyst (university degree required; the higher, the better), a position in academic world (doctoral studies needed). In the course of professional career, academic education is being complemented with the professional education via learning by doing, special training courses etc. Depending on one's academic preparation and progression on career ladder, one gets for her/his work lower or higher salary, has the possibility to live in a smaller or in a bigger house, to buy an old used car or a red Ferrari... but one forgets a lot he/she has thought or dreamed as a child, has still limited income that depends on her/his personal contribution, fulfils the targets of the others, is frequently enslaved with debts.

It's because our preparation for life is largely determined by our education and, among others, it doesn't belong to the aims of the current education system, to:

* teach people thinking Out of the Box;

* guide people to find out, who they really are, to love themselves and believe into their abilities; face their fears, make mistakes and learn from failures;

* ask questions like "Why?", "What's the purpose of this?", "At the end, is it important at all?", "What do I really want?" etc;

* help people to understand how the social and economic systems (such as education system and monetary system) are constructed, and how they operate and interact with each other;

* behave financially wise;

* make people socially well-prepared.

However, this type of education is so essential and certainly much more important, than the details from history we have to learn in school (the details that even may not be true), or the advanced forecasting methods we are being taught at the university.

Why education system is built up in that way? It enables to get control over the people and society, make people easily vulnerable and put them into a position where the only perceived alternatives are a bad choice and a very bad choice. Considering that the two most important striving powers of humanity are fear and greed, it's logical to conclude that this could be the true reason of the current education system built up by the ones in power, and held functioning by everyone who blindly participates in the system.

Finally, it's important to point out that often people working in education system have no idea about its true ultimate goal and limitations in the world where the signs of an economic and financial collapse are clearly visible.

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