The point of institutionalized education is to kill your curiosity, teach you to be memorize and repeat useless information, and train you to be submissive to authority figures so that you can be an obedient office drone the rest of your life.
I’ve learned infinitely more outside school than I ever have in school, for free. I’d be willing to be you have too. Passive learning in a classroom via lecture has been proven to be the most ineffective method of learning. Most of your college experience consists of studying; that means teaching yourself the material.
anything you learn in college can be learned for free online or at the library. Institutionalized education as we know it is based on the Prussian model of teaching students how to think according to how authority wants them to think, and to be obedient to that authority to a fault. More than anything, institutionalized education is about teaching people how to function in society by being submissive, obedient, and conforming to social norms. Individuality and true critical thinking is severely discouraged.
For a lot of college students, such as myself, these are simply boring, slow, expensive, seemingly endless hoops that we must jump through in order to progress in life. Education quickly becomes nothing more than a rigid, mindless regurgitation of facts and formulas that dulls the mind, and kills passion and curiosity. Fighting to break out of this paradigm leads to being ostracized, harshly disciplined, humiliated, and sometimes even being psychologically diagnosed and treated.
Schools are tasked simply with getting you to memorize enough facts and formulas to meet an arbitrary standard so you can progress to the next grade level. Someone in an office somewhere has decided what you should learn, what a grade level is, which grade level you should be at, and you can either meet those narrowly-defined standards, or you are destined for failure.
Regardless of what you are actually learning outside the classroom, the only thing that matters is if you memorize what they want you to, or not. I don’t mean to be negative or over-critical, I am just pointing out an evident reality. The formal education system exists mainly to create obedience to authority, instill a response to triggers like bells and whistles, and the ability to repeat tasks over and over again. An orderly society filled with obedient, docile workers who can repeat tasks over and over again is a big asset to the companies who employ them. But that’s not something that interests me very much.
There are so many beautiful things in the world. Despite all my failures and failed relationships, and depressions, i am still happy to be alive within this time period… Music, Art, and it is so fulfilling to see the people i love develop, doing great things, and making beautiful things, I wish i could share everything I know, with everyone that i love, and vice versa.
The only bibles I will ever worship are within the catalogs of Nasir Jones, Christopher Wallace, Lamont Coleman, Daniel Dumile, Keith Edward Elam, James Dewitt Yancey, Dennis Coles, Robert Diggs etc. words that came from true hardship and not contrived from over-entitled ignoramuses from my hometown