PEARL # 50: EDUCATIONAL MYTHS OR FACTS

FRIDAY MUSINGS:
Contemplating the topic EDUCATION, hmmm

1)The possible notion that to be considered educated your name is followed by a couple of titles, or preceded by titles, or your CV should reflect multiple years of college education and certificates (also reflecting lots of money spent and current heavy loans)

2) The notion that we will rather graduate with a Masters & Doctorate degree just for the record than spend 3 months developing ourselves; mind, body, and spirit to possibly increase our chances of enjoying the life we are here to live

3) The idea that some 3rd world countries pride themselves in struggling to pay for Western degrees for which there are no jobs back home rather than learn the local skills & how to market the natural resources on the ground

4) The possible notion that some will rather die highly educated & dead broke financially, & depressed in a foreign land than risk going back home where the heart is,  to unwelcoming arms & ridicule from those who chose to stay and not travel

5) The fact that much more emphasis is placed on being first in the class with no care for morals & ethics rather than encouraging the last but who have hearts of gold

6) The notion that highly book-smart children are sent to universities at age 12 to graduate spiritual and social misfits but book geniuses to spend their prime creating formulas for us to enjoy, while their emotions are stuck in adolescence

7)The notion that it is ok to burrow thousands and hundreds of thousands of money from the bank to sponsor education with no guarantee of return rather than invest in developing skills and starting businesses that could earn money without same debt

8) The belief that it is okay to have all the money in the world and not invest in some kind of education for yourself, even if it is not the structured kind in universities, but what about life growth

9) The myth that unless you follow a prescribed curriculum, you are not educated, is it time we encouraged the buffet menu, where it is alright to pick & choose those the courses that interest you rather than sit through years of subsidiary classes you don’t want

10) My belief that is does not matter how many degrees or accolades you have, if you lack love, empathy, forgiveness, and concern for yourself and fellow-man, all your education and money don’t mean much in this life

MAH MEKOLLE

(photos linkedin.com, arkansas.gov)

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