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Who would be behind this? Those who have infiltrated the western education system and are actively engaging in a dumbing down campaign against the general public in select country’s. See if grades were steadily dropping people would be alerted to the reality of this!
The second topic I want to talk about is related to the one just covered and that is the decrease of general awareness in humans which is now endemic among the young. What I mean by awareness is your awareness of your surroundings and people around you in everyday life.
Originally posted by rickymouse
We are getting less and less common sense. Everyone is saying the same thing. We are losing our ability to reason. We are losing our ability to figure things out on our own. We only have so many brain cells and some are dedicated to holding knowledge while others are dedicated to figuring things out. The rest of the brain cells can be used either way. If we increase the knowledge we rob the common sense. It takes a hundred times the cells to learn to figure things out as it does to retain knowledge. Filling the brain with knowledge will eventually deplete it of reasoning ability. Is it necessary to learn all the useless stuff we are taught? Is it necessary to make remote controls so complicated that we have to use our reasoning abilities to use them? Simplicity is the smartest thing because it allows you to have more brain power available for figuring things out. Risk assessment in thinking patterns allows a slowing of thinking which most often leads to less errors. Double checking thought patterns two ways helps to totally understand what is happening and allows better comprehension of principles in things. On top of that we are making the English language so complicated by making more technical words within the sciences that the language has become unintelligible. Every science has it's own name for things as if they are in competition with each other. This requires more memorization which leads to less, not more, ability to reason. Our system of learning is getting irreversibly flawed. It is like reading the instructions when you need something together. Why do they make things so complicated.
Originally posted by zero1020
This is a side effect of population increase. As more and more kids are crammed into schools the quality of education goes down.