You know about the trials and tribulations of going through school. The studying, the tests, the papers you had to write, the homework, etc. And for the most part, your schooling has helped you become successful in life. But have you ever had the thought that maybe they weren’t telling you everything. When you look more deeply into it, you’ll realize that the education system has really limited your free thought.
How Does The Education System Hold You Back?
The education system only teaches you enough to function in society. So you can do a job, perform tasks, work the machines, etc. But they don’t want you to learn the truth. They do not want you to think for yourself.
You have been taught and conditioned to believe that education is the path to wealth and success. There is some truth to that. But I think it comes down to your definition of ‘education’. Is education just remembering facts and dates and formulae? That seems to be what our education system is in this country. I’m not sure if that prepares you for life. No one is taught how to be the best person they can be. No one is taught kindness and respect. And no one is taught how to develop their emotional intelligence.
However, everyone is taught how to do as they are told.
And if you look at the word education – you can break it down to the root word educe. The definition of educe is: to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop. Real education is helping to bring out latent abilities and talents – bringing out the best in someone. It doesn’t mean brainwashing young, impressionable students with useless facts.
So what is the solution to overcoming these limitations that have been imposed on you?
You have to educate yourself. I’ve been blessed with wonderful schooling throughout my life. But looking back on all of my learning, I see that the vast majority of my education came after college. When I learned how to think for myself – and how to really use my mind. I still continue to learn every day.
One of the most vital and important things I have learned is to free my mind from long-held beliefs and opinions that may have been holding me back. It seems to me that the best way to really educate yourself is not necessarily to learn – but to un-learn most of the things you have been taught. And instead, rely on your natural talents, abilities, and intelligence within.
“Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.” – Mark Twain