Today a child is born somewhere in the world. Assuming that he is born in a 1st world country, he will go to an adequate grade school and college. About 20ish years later he is now free from all academics and is now shoved into the real world.
What can we do in these 20 years to make sure that that child is put into a world of opportunities and not chains. To give him the ability to think rather than live the average Joe’s life. To put him into a world that is not governed by the rich. To let him live in a world where true freedom exists.
I like where your head is at. You know, when Native Americans made political decisions, they would always plan 14 generations in the future (at least the Onondaga nation here in Syracuse, NY). This might be the reason why they were so successful as a civilization.
Of course, we have obvious goals such as world peace, abolishment of our current money system, abolishment of corporation involvement in government, ending world hunger, etc. But these things are controlled by the governments of the world and not the people. Our starting point would be to instate a newer, better government like the one we had when the United States was formed — of the people, by the people and for the people.
Once this is done, we can really start moving forward as the human race. I can see this happening in 20 years. Think about all the accomplishments that we have made as a human race since 1992. 20 years is a big gap. So I guess that will have to be my answer. Not necessarily overthrow, but overthrow the current world governments because they just aren’t working.
I’m really interested to hear what everyone else has to say pertaining to this subject.
Reform education. Don’t let it be controlled by the media, and have little government control over its content. Teachers should be more concerned about helping a child find his or her passion rather than giving them a bunch of facts that they don’t realize why they are important.
Never lie to your child. Don’t sugarcoat reality for them, or they might as well spend 20 years figuring out whats real to them.
We need to dismantle international banks, international taxes, and eliminate the federal reserve. We could also promote new kinds of currencies. It is not illegal to make your own currency, but it is illegal to copy a BUISNESS’ patented currency.
We need to promote local services, such as banks, farmers, workers.
We need to stop this ‘new world’ form of monopolization, where everyone has the legal right to open a buisness of the same kind as someone else, but they aren’t given a fair chance because the market is saturated, and everyone else is too poor to succeed.
Innovation is our publics greatest tool right now. If we work together, there is plenty of land, and resources to make the entire world happy.
Awesome posts, thanks guys :)
I believe that we need to stop these useless wars. Once they are finally over, we can use the enormous amount of money that we have been using for that and transfer that to help the economy and our education system. It is a bit confusing to me why we cut education to fuel war funds. If you have read The Once and Future King, hopefully you remember the problem that he had with his knights. once he had purged the world of evil, the knights, still wanting glory, became consumed by their desire for fame that they began to make evil themselves (if I remember correctly.)
That is the problem we are having now, at least with the US. Once we rid the wrong from our previous English government, which made the government controlled by the church/King, we left and made a government controlled by the people. It worked well for some time until people began to be bought out. Over time, co-operations have played a major role in the acts/bills/etc that the government puts out.
The cycle was Church Controlled->People Controlled-> Co-operation Controlled.
We need to stop this. Rid the government corruption.
Also, the government has WAY to much control on our curriculum (As Alex mentioned.) As a Freshman at high school, I believe that for a year or two in middle school we should be introduced to the different branches of subjects that we can take. Then, once in 6/7/8th grade, we get to choose what we truly want to delve into.
We should also get school people more involved inside the community. By doing this, we prove to the students that they can make a change. Often many adults are too scarred to try and change what they dislike.
Getting rid of the education system would be one major step.
People learn so much bullshit in school and it makes them slow and easily-distracted, and often unwilling to learn and/or unable to think outside the box.
Of course a society full of such individuals cannot work very well, not from the citizen’s perspective at least.
The education system needs a total overhaul if things are gonna work in the long run. But that’s not gonna happen as long as there are people who make big profits off the results of this shitty education system.
I love what you all are suggesting about reforming education.
Personally, i admire Sir Ken Robinson. Maybe some of you have heard of him, maybe others have not. Still i encourage yall to listen to his TED Talk.
He basically believes that the current education system is based on standarization and batching people. He suggests not s evolution, but revolution. He says that personalized curriculums are the answer to our problems of no finding our passions.
I leave you with the link to two od his most famous talks, and with an underestimated quote that connects to the talks.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
@hollowinfinity, Ah yes! i knew I was forgetting a major problem lol. Yes, i agree with reforming education. There’s an awesome topic about removing standardized testing at schools. I have a post that is the 2nd one down that i’d like your opinion on:
@cristinelizabeth, nu uh?! Message me :)