Sunday, April 26, 2009

Unschooling in the 15th Century.

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. "
- Leonardo Da Vinci


This is from a guy in the 15th Century.


Paraphrased:
"If you have to learn stuff, without really wanting to, it wont stick."


The 15th Century.


This is a guy who is regarded as one of the greatest minds of, well, Ever. And we still have this Lame School System, Force-feeding knowledge to the masses.
Everyone knows the school system is broken, but we have known it was broken


For Five-Hundred Years


Five-Hundred Years


You would think some one would have instituted a better system in FIVE-HUNDRED YEARS.
Have you seen that T.V. show, "Are you smarter than a 5th grader?" well it should really be titled "are you smarter than a 5th grade textbook?" of course these people are smarter than 5th graders, just at different things, like Brain Surgery. Or Banking.
The reason these people don't remember these things is that they were forced to learn them, they were forced to learn about, say, the political situation of 12th century Europe, who really uses the political situation of 12th century Europe in their day to day lives? I mean Seriously! Unless you are going to be a Professor of Medieval Politics, it is useless.


Useless.



It will continue to be useless for another five-hundred years, no matter what they say about "Individualism" and "Not following the crowd". The Government does NOT want Individuals. {i.e. Artists, Poets, Architects, Forward-Thinkers, you know, Smart People.} They want Worker-Bees. {i.e. Machinists, Checkers, Cubicle Workers, et cetera.}
Because frankly, they are easier to control. Cubicle Workers don't generally lead uprisings against the Establishment. Forward-Thinkers Do.


And on that note I bid you
Good Day, and Best Regards.

Sir Jacob D. Fredrickson Esq.

Chief Executive Officer of Save the Croissants.blogspot.com,

Quite the High Ranking Official of Early Bird Productions, Inc.


Smile.

Dr. Albert Einstein


O.K. how many of you smiled just then?
here are some more people who make me smile ,


Melvin
a Mole.

Mr. Austin Lane
Walt Whitman


Fredrick the II Of Prussia.


And on that note I bid you
Good Day, and Best Regards.

Sir Jacob D. Fredrickson Esq.

Chief Executive Officer of Save the Croissants.blogspot.com,

Quite the High Ranking Official of Early Bird Productions, Inc.

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