Schooling is Fishing

BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Okay, now would be a time to divert your child’s gaze to this collection of words…I’ll give you a quick second. Yes, that means you, Marge. Done? Okay.

school              School is boring. It’s always been boring and it’s always going to be boring. At the end of the day, you’re never going to use most of the information and processes learned throughout your entire school career. We parents know this, and we also know that we must perpetuate this lie to our children for the betterment of mankind. But it isn’t the first time we’ve deceived our children, right?

The fact is, however, schooling is fishing. What teachers are doing is dangling a taste of the various fields in which children may choose careers and hoping it will spark at least a modicum of interest. So we, as parents, must stress to the little versions of us that yes, Tommy, it’s vitally important that you discover what X is and that it may or may not be a real number. And yes, Tammy, you need to know exactly how igneous rocks differ from sedimentary rocks as the future of your family’s health depends on it.

Besides the whole social betterment thing…our sons and daughters must go through what we went through…just out of spite, right?



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