Okay, if you follow my blog you’d know that I am a vegetarian by choice. But I thought I’d post a series of blogs where I express my thoughts on societal views/rules and well…just the way the world is made up. You know I never thought I’d write a blog such as this but here it is. My first blog in this series is about education. You know I agree education can make you feel great, it can put you on top of the world (for awhile!) I have two college diploma’s in two very different fields and I struggled like heck to finish off my high school as an adult. So here I am! I never thought life would change for me as a maturing adult but it did. I see life in a way that most people would probably shake their heads at because it’s unconventional. It’s a little weird. And down right freaky at times. But that is who I am today. So what about education?
Like I said, education is great. But where I don’t agree is how it secretly separates people (society) as a whole. And I think it starts at the youngest of our ages and it perpetually grows with us as we become more educated. But you see, we don’t see it as harm. We don’t think we are doing anything at all. We are doing what is best for us. And some of us, for our mothers and our fathers so that they can be proud of us. But education does segregate you from others because secretly (in there) there is the ego that will only mingle in certain crowds. Sure many of them might be your life long friends, that’s understandable, we all do that. Some of them may be just your school friends that you’ve had for the last five years or so. So by the time we are done high school and college or university, we have our friends/colleagues set. So there we are, twenty-two or three, some even twenty-four years old and life comes rushing in. We’ve created the blocks and classes in our minds of who to hang out with, who to invite to dinner, or who to take a wild adventure across the sea with. You know if you’ve watched (like me) those old movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Mean Girls, you know that each film does show classes or groups within the story structure. The cool guys versus the nerds. We see it all the time, it’s in every story and even though we look at it at just a show, we fail to admit how real it really is. But why? Why does it have to be that way? Who said it should? It is an invisible rule that is crazily stigmatized upon us. It’s like we are branded in a weird way.
I think as adults we must find a way to un-brand our selves and our children. Although, all day long we (students) sit in different classrooms that it could be hard to know how to start? We even sit in different buildings that places a title upon us. The classrooms and buildings themselves are a reminder that we are here and they (rest of society) are there. So it’s a little difficult because of how our education/work system is structured. But I believe there is a way, if education is to stay. There is always a way. We may not have it now but we will have it in the future. I may not have a solution but it doesn’t mean that someone out there might. It just hasn’t been reviewed yet. Or may be it is and I haven’t seen it? Whatever the case, this is where my beef is today. I hope I have not offended anyone with my post, it was not my intention. I am simply expressing myself in blog form. Have a wonderful day/night wherever you may be reading this from.
Maybe this photo will jog the thoughts.