“Education” is the benchmark of being socially acceptable. But, sadly, most of us in this world are actually NOT educated. I’m not kidding !! It’s completely true…
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research.
So, an educated person means a person who has taken education. Simple isn’t it? WELL, it’s NOT.
All of you talk about the “kids in Africa” but isn’t it an excuse? Is the education which you are receiving completely correct? In reality, the “education” we are getting, has nothing to do with the actual definition of education. Which actually means we are not getting any education! we are horses. We are dressed up every day to go to a field where we are put to work and made to run. The horse which runs the most gets recognized, gets fame and jobs. All the other horses are losers. They are sent back to be trained again to be as good as the winner.
“But hey, we are taught values in school” yes. Values like “respect your elders no matter what” which results in boys getting beaten up and girls getting molested and the culprits getting away with it only because they are adults. The recent #metoo tweets are enough to prove that all millennial girls of all places in the world were molested/raped at a young age BY AN ADULT most of the time.
And what “skills” were you taught in class? Were you taught “how to concentrate?” “how to speak in public?” “how to gain confidence?” “how to be positive?” “how to deal with fears?” etc NO!! All these things came under “personal problems” for some reason and you had to go the teacher in person to talk which most kids never did. It’s a shame that we have to take the help of google to learn these things now…
In some schools, even good touch and bad touch are never taught. They are taught these things later in the last year of the school sometimes. But that is wrong! You can’t trust anyone today. There are pedophiles waiting to molest your children and they do this mostly to YOUNG children who are apparently UNAWARE of good and bad touches.
The basic geography and history books have propaganda filled in them. The science, the math, the languages taught to us are taught according to the age-old ways. Do you guys know the Vedic method of mathematics? The abacus, soroban ways? FYI, these methods are the easiest to learn and can make anyone a math champion. But they are never taught. Similarly, there are simple hacks to learn any language. But neither are they taught. My article on this topic has more to say – Click here to see it
Education is not just related to school. Education actually starts at home. But we all know how “good” the home atmosphere is. The constant nagging, the ignorance, the sexism, the constant fights between parents, etc are the common reason why kids love their friend groups more than home. CHILDREN MIRROR PARENTS. Only teaching about how to walk, how to speak, how to poop is not enough. He/she is a HUMAN BEING, not a robot.
We are tamed to look and act in the desired way leading to the ONLY external development and no INTERNAL development by the school,by parents, and by society.
The atmosphere your country is providing is also important. For eg, a person in Japan can send his kid to buy grocery and will have no worries like “What if someone kidnaps him?” “What if they fool him and take more money from him seeing that he’s a child?” But a person in most countries will have to worry about their kid’s safety. And the hack of both situations was – EDUCATION.
Education does not mean reading books.
It does not mean having a lot of degrees.
It does not mean being able to earn money only.
what it really means, is internal and external development in such a way that all humans can live peacefully, happily and being able to THINK, being able to EXPRESS, being able to DEVELOP this planet for all living beings.
It is true that some educational institutions are exceptionally good. But either they have hefty fees or they require only A graders to enter.
So, guys, there is no difference between us and African kids. They are not getting proper education and neither are we…