Why I Think People Should Stop Listening to Their Teachers
The subject I’ve chose to talk about today is quite simple, and is affecting us all, the WHY I think people should stop listening to their teachers?
Ever since you are born, you are thought to have certain beliefs, the same as your parents.
You parents are also the ones who teach you how to behave in society until you are old enough to go to school, presumably, to learn more.
This is where it gets tricky. What is learning exactly?
For me learning is synonym with freedom of choice. I will explain.
What I mean to say is that we should be able to choose in what we believe in, instead of our teachers and parents to “force” us to believe in the same thing they do.
Bear with me, I’ve got a point.
Teachers, just like parents, have an important role to play in the life of a kid and is directly responsible of what kind of person the kid will be when will be older, and what he/she will think.
For most of Romanian schools, because I can’t talk about others, but maybe you can fill the blanks, teaching is something mechanical. I’ll explain.
At the beginning of every school year, teachers get a plan of lesson from the Minister of Education, in which is exactly what teachers should teach kids over the following year.
I am almost certain that that plan of lessons hasn’t changed in over 20 years. It might be because those who plan the curriculum have also been kids at some point, and they were also thought in the same ways.
But today instead of teaching kids in times with our era, and using the objects necessary for making learning easier and fun, they are teaching kids exactly what they’ve learned, what their parents have learned.
Now I’m not saying that going to school is wrong, because it isn’t all I am saying is that you should not believe everything your teacher tells you.
To back up my claim, I’ve got a strong example, a recent example I had the unfortunate luck to witness, as a citizen.
A few weeks back, right at the time when you were celebrating Halloween, a club in Bucharest cought on fire with hundreds of people trapped inside. It was a massacre!
Something like a giant oven from where you can’t escape. It was on a Friday night, when some music lovers decided to celebrate life and Halloween, by entering the Clubul Mortii (the club of death, as Romanians now call it), called Colectiv.
They were there to see their favorite band, Goodbye to Gravity perform, live on stage.
And because it was a Halloween night and because the band performing was a rock band, some people started label them instantly as satanists!
They spoke of those rock lovers, music lovers after all, that they were punished by God because of their Satanic music.
By the way, only one of the Goodbye to Gravity members is still alive, the rest died in that fire. Our hearts are with their families and friends!
Among those people who jumped to the same conclusion and could not possibly consider anything or anyone else to be blamed for this, was a school teacher. Yes, you’ve read that well.
I don’t remember from which city she was, nor what grade she was teaching, but I do remember that she told a bunch of kids all those wrong, awful things, about some people who she didn’t know.
That “teacher” was teaching religion to a bunch of kids. Supposedly, religion is about God and how He teaches you to love everyone no matter what and do not talk bad things about people you don’t know.
I say if you claim that you are a religious person, just stick to that claim until the end, don’t bend the ‘rules’ on how you like it better.
If you say you believe in God, don’t go around and teach people about your opinions, just because you think they came from God and are right.
No my friend, you can’t do that. You can’t influence a bunch of kids with your beliefs, next time just keep it to yourself.
That was exactly what I mean! It was thought to see certain things clear back when they were young due to the influence of communism in the country, and now as adults, they can’t see what’s really in front of their eyes without having the old influence cloud their judgment.
The good in all of this, the children didn’t like what they were hearing, and eventually they went to the principal.
With all that, many people still put the blame on those that went to the club “to sin and party” when they should be sitting at home.
Those music lovers, youngsters are not the ones to blame. What fault do those people who got burned alive had? They were there to celebrate music, to celebrate life!
If you need to blame someone, blame the authorities who looked the other way and allowed the club owners to have their doors opened for concerts without proper safety mechanisms in place!
It wasn’t God’s way to punish some innocent kids, it was the owners’ fault for not fire-proofing the building before the concert by taking the easy way out and bribing some local officials!
They are the ones to blame, and you are too. You have a part of the blame too, just think about it. Because of you not carrying more about everything that’s happening around you and being a positive influence on your environment, your country is where it is today, and I’m not just talking about Romania.
If you want to read more articles likes about what I feel/like whatever you can read them here.
This proves that school and education is failing us world-wide and although the system told you you can’t make it, you’re not good enough, you scored Cs Ds or Fs, that’s old thinking. It is okay, because these people we’re educated a long time ago and preach to us the same illusions that didn’t work for them.
My advice: learn how to learn, build connections, talk to people, self-educate on the things you are passionate about! And if you truly want someone to learn from, find a mentor, someone who’s already achieved what you’re aspiring to and learn from them!
Even if it’s business, art, writing, anything your heart beats faster for! And remember: “Be So Good, They Can’t Ignore You!”
I’m not sure if you understood what I wanted to say here, but my point is that you should stop putting labels on people and stop believing everything you see or hear! Make your own opinions with facts! Question everything!