posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 01:37 PM
I was in university once upon a time, in Law. It was the most mindless, pointless, long winded, badly documented, badly exposed, indoctrinational
experience of my whole educational life. I hated it with a passion. I tried to do well for my parent's sake, but I just couldn't fit. Square peg,
round hole sort of thing.
Looking back I understand why now, the system is against my very ethos. I learned a lot back then, but not what they wanted me to learn. They wanted
me to be a well packaged repeater, to be absorbed back into the society system, to fit on my shelf and earn my trinkets and, above all, to not deviate
from the boundries. To not progress, either personally, either materially (as more and more university graduates are finding themselves lower middle
class and even unemployed) and, possibly above all, spiritually. I was to remain trapped in my left brain, repeating bits and pieces of "knowledge",
much the same way a parrot does, although with a bit more sophistication and a few less ruffled feathers.
It didn't take. Something inside of me is just to strong for the system to break, I just can't keep myself from seeking truth, despite what people
want to sell me as truth, I always go for my own interpretation. It's not even that I'm a free thinker, I'm atracted to truth like a moth to a
flame and my whole intelectual, and even emotional, processes come down to finding out what is true. Sometimes at great personal cost, as I have lost
friendships and jobs. But, somehow, in the long run it always seems to work out in my favour, the universe seems to compensate.
There is life beyond "superior" education. And sure as heck there is knowledge. Our current westernised educational system is corrupt and needs a
major overhaul. As it is it wastes time, it wastes resources, it stifles progress (real social progress, not the concrete variety) and it ruins lives
(even of people who see themselves as "having it made" have a ruined life, it's just that they don't see the alternative). It's a trap. There is
more knowledged to be gained on a road trip than in a whole semester at college imho.