It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working-day, he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some fine morning, to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation, in whatever pursuit he may have singled out. Silently, between all the details of his business, the power of judging in all that class of matter will have built itself up within him as a possession that will never pass away. Young people should know this truth in advance. The ignorance of it has probably engendered more discouragement and faint-heartedness in youths embarking on arduous careers than all other causes put together." - William James
Originally posted by and14263
An obvious point but one that needs to be made:
How many of us here could have achieved this if given the time and freedom to choose our education paths? -
Girl graduates early
I think this article serves as an example that the current education system is holding us back, it's supressing the powers we have to learn and keeping us all in a dumbed down state of semi-knowledge.
I think that if I and all those around me were allowed to learn at a pace that was not controlled by the government we would hold the knowledge we have now but from a much earlier age.
The education system restricts not educates.