posted on May, 25 2010 @ 08:25 AM
Hey fellow ATSers, i am Earblipper.
i have been surfing this site for quite some time now but never really got around to posting anything on it sadly. i am however encouraged greatly by
those who are with me seeing there is something not quite right with the world. i am a 16 year old boy living in japan, and with that being said, am
quite a normal teen. i go to an american school here, and like any other teen my age, go partying and whatnot. i differ with many my age however, in
the sense that i tend to find myself looking at the big picture often. i am very awake. This burden comes with its downsides though, because at my
age, it is very hard to wake up every day and go to a mundane school constantly being indoctrinated and told how to live my life. i see the flaws in
the education system, and have very little motivation in my studies. i surf this site alot when i have homework to do. it is so hard to concentrate
on subjects such as the flawed system itself, economics, as well as most of my classes where i merely memorize terminologies and graphs. Most of this
information is not integrable into my everyday life, and does not help me understand the real world in which we live. At this site, i understand to
take things with a grain of salt, but it is education in itself as well. With this site, i can think of current topics around the world, and look at
controversial events/topics from different angles, so props to posters and admins for allowing me to do so. Educations ultimate purpose is to further
human understanding, is it not? instead i am forced to memorize meaningless junk that will be forgotten as soon as the final is over. Sorry for
rambling on the outdated educational system, i will have to write another thread on this topic. Well, just wanted to say hello to all, and i am an
advocate of the betterment of mankind and the world we live.
Also, are there any board topics concerning the improvement of the social system humans live in today? i am very interested in seeing peoples ideas
on how to improve aspects of human life, be it political, social, etc. ideas start movements afterall, right?