High School Valedictorian Rips Entire Educational System In Her Graduation Speech

{{{  I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave.

I did what I was told to the extreme. While others sat in class and doodled to later become great artists, I sat in class to take notes and become a great test-taker. While others would come to class without their homework done because they were reading about an interest of theirs, I never missed an assignment. While others were creating music and writing lyrics, I decided to do extra credit, even though I never needed it. So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it?  }}}

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It's interesting.  I applaud the young lady for the level of self-examination. 

The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it.  Even the simplest hunter-gatherer societies -- people who had no conception of something like a "paycheck" -- did it.  It's paradoxical that our society is enlightened enough to produce people who are capable of examining and criticizing this reality, yet it's still bound by that mandate. 

20 years from now if I'm still around, I hope I remember this girl's name.  I'll google her (in whatever form "googling" takes 20 years from now) and see what she's doing, and how assimilated (or not) she's become.
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The thing is, though, every society has rules and expectations of its members, and every society seeks to "train" its members to become productive parts of it.


But the question is: "What is productive?"

Hunter  gatherer societies didn't have kids taking 4 years of English literature.  I got straight D's in religion my freshman year.  But I also got straight A's in math.  But I bet an accounting course would have been more useful than the math I did take but I didn't think of it and no one suggested it to me.

She isn't complaining abot school as a concept.  She is complaining about how it is done.  There is a difference.

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Xum, what conclusion should be drawn from this?





That the educational system designed by these palefaces does a crappy job of prioritizing information for people TO SERVE THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS.  The schools are designed to produce people that can be USED economically.



I was in the same class with the White boys that became the valedictoruian and salutatorian all four years.  I played chess with them.  They were just kids  that would do whatever they were told all four years.  Nose to the grindstone on whatever junk was put in front of them. 



If capitalism is so great why have so many people been foreclosed?  If double-entry accounting is 700 years old, why isn't it mandatory for everybody?  Doesn't it seem like the mis-educational system is designed more to produce lambs for the slaughter than competent self reliant individualists?



So shouldn't we be spreading information independent of them?



Of course you may draw other conclusions.



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