The six dirty letter word
The six dirty letter word is an article that I so much believe will make students to think deep when reading about it.
It was not written plain but gave room for students to create a psyche of reasoning within themselves.By the end of this post, I would like to test your memory quotient and how fast you can memorize contents below
I never knew what these words were, until I replayed it over and over again.
It starts when you are young about the age of 3-5years which is called the pre-operational stage.
which is mostly dealt with the visual part of the brain, symbol manipulation.
In this stage, egocentrism is also high.
The journey, I asked myself was it all a lie?
I was ready to find out anyways.
Sooner than later, I entered the next phase of the journey.
From my 6 years to my 12 years I have developed a little part of my reasoning but I was still self-centered, I also generalize everything I see.
This means I couldn’t bring distinctive features of things together.
Then I entered the next zone from 12-18years.
Here I was told a lot of things which most of them were true while others were false.
I was supposed to be deductive at this point but still, I was not developed and I was not going anywhere in that enclosure.
Then the system hit me out again.
What have I been trying to explain here, let us continue so you will find out
I still had the mindset that things will be better as I got up the ladder but unfortunately, it was not.
I went to a higher level in the same system which I thought was supposed to be the final place for me.
But unfortunately, when I got to know the whole situation it was too late for me.
In the system, I got to know that there was an error in the whole system.
It was implanted by the human mind through their fellow human being.
The final level I was thinking was the last which I thought was the final stage, was never because a glimpse of it, I couldn’t even see.
why I decide what the six-letter words
That is when I decided that the six dirty letter word is ‘school’.
You really want to know why I said this?, Alright I will explain in detail.
I was promised a job if I did very well in school.
I got there, did extremely well but I was not given anything in return.
They say I had to be versatile and that I need extra skills apart from the one I was taught by the school I went to.
Then, why did you educate people, if it won’t be useful to them in the future?
To me, the word “School” simply means “The six dirty letter word”. Because about 1,000,000 people attend a particular institution.
And, about 1000 get the job in their desired job while 10000 get the undesired job in an unwanted area.
The rest of the statistics are floating.
Meanwhile, the institution did not lose anything because all these students paid their bills completely.
Can’t these be regarded as gambling?
There are so many departments in many faculties but not all of them have their selection of learning experience.
And, also the content from the utility of life.
Instead, they will depend on old formulas and other people’s theories to emphasize current issues, of course, it won’t be helpful.
Some engineers without extra training cannot even loosen a nut from an engine and couple it back again.
Why people gain by opening school
The people who opened schools are the major beneficiaries of that platform they have open.
Sometimes people go to school and serve just the purpose of reading their courses so that they will not fail.
Most of them never did it for the enjoyment it offers them and outside the courses they are nothing.
This is because they shut down every connection with people and spent most of their time with the book they hated so much, but cannot actually let go of it.
This is because it is like a 100m race that you must finish you must finish even if you hate it.
Check many of the people calling themselves professionals in a particular area.
They have never solved a real problem and probably will never solve a particular problem arising in their various societies.
Many of them are just over-glorified while they are actually doing nothing.
Mostly in Nigerian education, people are giving courses in places they did not apply for.
How do they cope?
I know some of these things happen in the outside world also.
When you fail in that area you will be tag as a dumb. The school does not give someone the time to explore other God giving talent.
If you are a first-class student in your discipline you might be restricted from doing other things apart from reading.
That is why giving people courses they do not like is very bad.
The kind of curriculum the school should be practicing
The kind of curriculum the school should be practicing is an activity curriculum.
So children will be given the opportunity to participate in physical activity with demonstrations.
And, choose the course to study with proper guardians and counseling.
popular educational quotes from great scholars
That is why Leonardo da Vinci said “just eating contrary to the inclination is injurious to the health.
So study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that is taking
” This is what Seymour Paper said “Nothing bothers me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that school is not a place to study mathematics and spelling,
These are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization.
I think schools generally have an effective way of terribly damaging the job of teaching children.
To be a joke, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities.
Nobody is dumb even though he is not doing well in a particular discipline.
That is why Albert Einstein said: “Everybody is a genius”. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Wendy Priesnitz said “because schools suffocate children’s hunger to learn, learning appears to be difficult and assumes that children must be externally motivated to sit.
As a society, she said, we must own up to the damage we do to our children, in our families, and in our school.
We must be willing to make the sweeping changes in our institutions, public policies and personal life that are necessary to reverse that harm to our children and to our society”.
According to Albert Einstein, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in the school”
This is my deduction on the matter “school should not become an obligation but assistance to all that wants to be educated or that is already educated”
The question is, should we really stop school since it is really irrelevant?
I cannot directly answer that question but I would allow you to deduce the answer for yourself, from everything you read here.
If you know that you cannot replace anything with school, then do not quit, it becomes your only hope for self-awareness.
Do not go to school to impress anyone.
If you are working and you want to be lifted in your career, and you know school can help with that, then go to school to get yourself that promotion.
Schools actually have more professionals working with them that are inside the working environment.
Most of them would not have the time to mentor you outside the comfort of their career unless you are found in the school.
School is also good in the aspect of smoothening the ground for the future knowledge you will acquire.
school is not a total waste.
It will be serving as your map for your navigation so that you will have a direction in your movement and it creates a purpose for you.
School is a community of mind where you can meet good people and reputable personnel and even find a life partner.
You can also find wrong and bad people in school also.
Being also in that school ground gives you a sense of fulfillment.
How to be enthusiastic about school?
We can be excited about school in the following ways
First, our concept of school has to change.
How do you expect someone to go to school with the mindset that school is the source of job.
School contributes only to the high rate of job opportunity, not the job itself?
School is what an individual makes out of it.
If someone comes to school to show his social life and forget about his studies, then he will not make it out there.
On the other hand, if he put too much concentration on grade and forget to diversify yourself.
Then he will go into society with just the paper and it will not be helpful to him also.
School should be view as an interesting ground to explore new knowledge, and to satisfy our curious mind,
In this way, school would not be boring as it seems.
School should be involving so many communities like press clubs, book clubs, science clubs, arts clubs, and writers and publishers’ clubs.
That students and lecturers are to participate and get enlightenment.
This will make school be more fun, and these communities should be fully funded.
Schools should host social events to help the student push their attention towards other values of life.
And, they should also sponsor talented and hardworking students in a way to encourage them.
school becomes the six dirty letter words because it mostly gives students pieces of paper without actual skills.
And, those papers can be bought by rich and powerful men and women without actually working for it.
Finally, it is a business to the people that brought the school to existence whether cooperate bodies, individuals or government.
A personal quote,
Just be an educated scholar, not a school man because if you think it through school takes all the glory even when it was your hard, so can we trust school again?can you answer all of these questions, without a mistake?