Let’s talk about education.
In most western countries school is compulsory, and state enforced. Truancy can result in fines and even jail time for parents. This isn’t just a result of state coercion, on a cultural level education holds a sacred status much like religion. This is an institution that most never question, and that’s a problem.
Did you ever wonder how it is that kids spend 13 years from kindergarten to high school supposedly being prepared for life, yet when they get out they don’t have any real skills.
Thirteen years and kids aren’t taught how to grow a garden, how to build a house, how to fix a car, how to balance a checkbook, or cook a healthy meal. Thirteen years and kids come out without even rudimentary concepts of how to organize or lead groups of people, without even a glimmer of understanding of how to resolve…
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