Posts tagged public education
Rites of Passage are a Necessity: The Lobotomizing Effect of Unchallenging Childhood

The past few generations experienced a developmental paradigm that prioritized all-encompassing protection and providing the maximum for each child. The privileges of adult responsibility became automatically transferred with the passage of time, while the capabilities and values that once defined adulthood, were never refined. The result is a dependent generation, increasingly unable to live up to their own vaguely defined value systems and increasingly passive about their integration into “the real world.” It is them who pay the price. This prolonged childhood of perpetual training wheels scarcely directs teens towards exploration of the existential questions that bring life direction and purpose.

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Education: Are We Missing the Point?

While curriculums abound, very little exists to teach us optimal patterns for human thriving. Health, strong values, willpower, purpose, and all these most essential lessons magnify impact and experience. These are unlikely to happen by chance. People would be far more likely to value the actions and beliefs that promote lasting fulfillment if they’d only been exposed to clear experiential training on these subjects. Unfortunately, as the need for constant learning grows, the inclination to learn is dying off.

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