reply to post by PurpleChiten
And what happens if what is "commonly accepted by society" is just plain wrong or a lie?
How many instances of that do we have? The most common one that comes to mind is the "teachings" of Paul Revere and his life and story - things
still taught in public schools today that are just WRONG.
I remember when I was learning about Paul Revere in American History, 10th grade. I had already known the TRUE story, yet here I was being fed the BS
tale about how people believed events to have happened. So I spoke up. I told the teacher that the book was wrong and I explained the truth about Paul
Revere. I was told that I was wrong and that I didn't know better than the scholars that wrote the text book. I took offense to this statement and I
let my teacher know it, because guess what - I WASN'T WRONG. Thus I was removed from the class.
Are you telling me I shouldn't have the write to correct the wrongs of the educational system? That students that are clearly smarter than the lies
and propaganda that the system throws at us should just take it, ignore the BS, and sit silently?
I think not.
As for your example of an employee trying a different method - you make too many assumptions. You assume that the employee's method "doesn't work"
or by default is "wrong". What if the employee's new method did work? What if it increased his productivity, made him stand out, but something
about it stood out of line against company policy? That person would still be ridiculed and told to adhere to the standard.
Systems are afraid of progress and those that lead these systems are afraid of betterment of those systems. Perhaps if the education system listened
to these kids, corrected the curriculum, and provided a more open forum to education instead of a direct indoctrination route, we wouldn't have a
The same goes for company X that fires an employee for going against "standard procedure" regardless of the job performance. I have been fired from
a job in the past for such a thing. I found a process that increased my performance above that of my coworkers and I stuck to it. When I was finally
noticed, I was told to stick to the normal or face action. I then asked my employee a simple question "Why was I not allowed to use my own methods as
they did not hinder performance or cause any negative action?". Their answer was that "We would rather you use our tried and tested methods that
Delusional minds. Much like the teachers in school. I ask a simple question -
"Why do we have to take these standardized tests?"
"Because I said so."
"No teacher, that is not a valid argument. I want to know the REASONING behind these tests, if you cannot answer my damn question, do not treat me
like an idiot, do your job, find the answer, and report it back to me."
It is really just a simply process that is fully of lazy minded individuals who refuse to answer a few questions of "why?" or maybe they don't even
know the answer. The fact is - both of these systems of though, through employment and education, are broken and ridiculous, archaic at their very
core, and should be eradicated.
It's time the idea of free though finally took a foothold in society. Then we can teach THAT to our children.