I'm glad you brought this up, it is very interesting and something I have given great and weighty thought on. Because I have kids across an age group
and I constantly brought to bare my own childhood and that of my parents and their parents.
The difference is astounding.
They have tried to guide civilisation with schooling (in all forms, some recognised others, not so much), which for the most part is good, and they
put their parents to work so they needed to do something with them.
A lot is put onto childrens shoulders quite young though, and today being exposed to ideals and comformity on all sides, they are exposed to very
adult themes of restriction and interplay also.
I believe a blend of two schools could better achieve an overall positive outcome, if they included some freeflow into the corriculum hand in hand
with wholehearted recognition for those who layed those plans. It was a mighty job.
With our aging population here they are trying also to speed up the work process with apprenticeships and traineeships, which we have here throughout
the high schools. Learn more about the one line of education to get into the field quicker, kinda thing.
This is beneficiary in a society that has structures of assistance and building in place, with views for a future, but it also lessens the time of
learning and not just in relation to subjects, but of childhood and being able to imagine your own future. To then build that.
You can never force a child to show you the future, if you are still and listen, they show you in their own time.
I saw it first when the old boys on the building sites would want their sons to follow in their footsteps, then it found it's way into the schools.
Their imaginations and free spirit energy is molded too young, and as a consequence some kids slip through the cracks and must wait for someone in
their future to help guide them back. The ones who are relegated to the back and medicated are overlooked and an untapped beautious resource, this is
where the great imaginators come from. Yet they damage them with their medicine (hand in hand with parents who have forgotten how to get on the floor
and play in the dirt) and I see a fading picture of a divided plan to achieve their own perpetual motion.
Most of us don't learn enough from our children, and listen enough to what they need, so they can become better us's, by only taking that which was
right and true (as they are allowed to grow), and leaving what they knew to be not.
If they are allowed to be, and become, and climb trees and go wild while little (in absolute family safety), with the occassional bite to bring em
back, they would flourish like nothing you have even seen and paint the future with their minds and hearts and souls.
Look out for them when they need it and set them free when they don't, this goes for all levels.
If they can not make mistakes while they are young, which is always fogivable, what kind of mistakes will they make as an adult in charge of very
heavy things, who has never releasd the child within?
May he be tickled to tears before he can hurt.
I believe a butterfly just farted, sorry
......didn't realise how deep those thoughts went, going for some air.....(lights cig)