posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by Pedro4077
is this post a joke? I often wonder if some of these posts are put up by shills or something to start useless conversations.
First off.. to assume that knowledge is useless is stupid!
If your son is bored in school, if he is failing, when understand WHY. Most schooling is designed to dumb down students. They no longer teach kids
HOW to think, but just give them random facts that are not placed in the context of anything else. If you or your child is confused then the school
Schools genereally do not want you to ever find knowledge useful.
They teach you some stuff, make you take a test and then plug you all into a "job" that you may stay in anywhere for 1 -10 years (if that).
But the true skills of living and existing on this planet requires much more profound knowledge.
I would suggest starting going back to THE TRIVIUM. (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric) and then onto the QUADRIVIUM (Arithmatic, Astronomy, music and
These 7 subjects made up the Classical Liberal education.
There is some wonderful resources out there. Knowledge should be fun. Your child should have a DESIRE to want to understand the world around them
and continue to learn. If you think that all one should know is how to get a job and pass a job interview wow.. then you are a sheep and I feel for
I didn't do well in school... they said I would never succeed (and I went to private schools) yet I am currently continuing to learn and teach myself
and reteach myself various subjects.
Here is a good link to start.