Enforcing Education as a social baseline – big blunder

Education sucks

Education is a serious benchmark for everybody’s survival, status, success in this materialistic world. For the last 50+ years in India or all over the world post British Colonial era – education has attained a prominent state in the society.

Without education or literacy, it is very hard to survive and lead a economically decent life in this society. Till fifty years back, people without education managed to live, earn, got married, brought up children and lived their life to the fullest. There were lot of scope for uneducated man to live on olden days. Nowadays, it is not possible to live without education.

We are living in a worst social period which is conditioned by education, and everybody is forced to educate themself.

There were times, when hunters were recognized, later farmers were recognized, later soldiers were recognized, later poets, painters, sculptures were recognized. Before independence freedom fighters were recognized, nowadays there is no scope for freedom fighters.

Everything is a niche skillset, man have it either by birth and trained it. Not everybody was a good hunter, or farmer or soldier, or poets. Each is a special skill – either trained or having by birth. Not everybody can succeed in all fields or professions.

Like that, education is a special skill set, it requires reading, comprehend, and retell/vomit what was memorized. Not all the people on the earth are good at reading, memorizing, and vomiting/retelling. Everybody can speak, but not all can be an orator. Speaking and giving a speech are different skill sets. It need to train your brain or have such brain by birth.

British, spread their western education in India to train, recruit employees for their administrative tasks. An educational system grooming students for administrative or clerical task is still practiced in post independence era. An administrative education is the benchmark or baseline for everything in India. In this context, think about the state of people who do not have skill sets to thrive in education or who can not train themselves to read, memorize, and vomit.

Today, society is enforcing everybody to read, memorize, and vomit though not everybody is good at studying. Many people may not have the brain skill sets for studying. They may have natural skill set in some other domain or fields. Society is not ready to experiment or identify the skill set of every individuals. Its only path is read, memorize, vomit. That’s it.

Assume that if everybody to is asked to run fast, Running fast is the social baseline for everything. Those who run fast will get jobs, status, recognition, etc. So every children will be given training to run fast from childhood. Those who do not or can not run fast will be dumped down. Running is a special niche or skill set, one has to train themselves or have that skill by birth. Others struggle.

In the similar way, we are – the society – the world is enforcing a specialized skill set(reading, memorizing, vomiting) on everybody globally. Those who do not have the skill set, are struggling. What a stupidity. Those who do not have the skill set to study are in pathetic situation in current era.

Identification with Education

We have a strong deep-rooted identification with our educational system. We are driven mad by our attachment with education.

We have our ego clubbed with education.  We look education as a source of income to make a living.

Respect, pride, money, economy, ego are all embroiled with education.

My 10-year-old son is not going to school often.  He takes leave often.  He is telling that he does not like school.  Recently, he was adamant as not going to school.

I was afraid that he might be a school dropout from 5th standard.  I could not digest my son is without education – a college degree. There was a trauma, cry from me at the moment when this Dropout thought raised.  Sub-consciously, I have strong identification with education.  When it is shaken, I have bad emotions, I became weak.

I feared what my son will do in future without education. What job will he do without a degree?  What level of respect will he receive from the society? Will he not feel inferior in front of educated people?

I could not accept to my son without education.

I see education as a recognition, source of income, an entry into corporate companies, a resume for sky scrapping salary, a security from fear of unknown, a source of confidence.

 For many centuries, education was not attainable to majority of people.  Education was circling in a closed circle.  Many people lived without education for centuries.

I am a second-generation graduate.  Back to my grandfather onwards nobody was educated.  My father is the first graduate in his clan.

In the last 50 to 75 years, education spread across the country and reached its peak now.  You cannot join government job without a degree.

I have to get rid of my identification with education.  It is a delusion that education is everything; it is a belief that without education life will be futile.

I am limiting myself with my identification.

I am putting my son within a frame of identification.

The belief system over education, make me do certain actions, and prevent me from doing certain actions.

I have to see myself without educational identity.  When I try it, I feel myself light.  Once I shed my educational identification, I would be able to see my son without education.

There are limitless possibilities for a man without education.  Don’t let my son restricted by the possibilities of education alone.

There is a life beyond education. Schooling has become such a stress nowadays.

Investment in Schools Colleges

Education has become investment. Like mutual funds, shares, real estate education is an investment. Parents investing in education for big returns.

The major attribute of education is economy, the ability to get a job, get an high paying job. Other attributes are status, recognition.

Educated brides and grooms are a ‘sellable / disposable commodity’ at ease in the matrimonial market.

People believe that studying in ‘good school and colleges’ yield more job opportunity and earning potential. Of course, it is true. Parents are ready to ‘invest’ in college admission if the college draws big paying companies for campus interviews.

Indian schools, give better job opportunity against uneducated person. Educated person has an edge over uneducated person for jobs. That its.

Other than economy, education does not make a big difference between educated and uneducated. All the crimes are done by both uneducated and educated people equally.

Lack of Entrepreneurship in Indian Education

Indian english medium schools produce massive white color, blue color ’employees’. Entrepreneurs have to give ‘decent’ job opportunities to this ‘work force’.

Entrepreneurship does not require education. It requires attitude.

Both uneducated and educated people can be found as entrepreneurs or bosses. But all the people doing white or blue color jobs are educated people only.

Without entrepreneurs, ‘educated employees’ can not survive. Indian schools and colleges produce employees.

Attitude produce entrepreneurs.

Does present day educational system teach attitude? If so, In which Indian school or college is attitude taught?

Money has a value, not attitude. Indian education has a value, not attitude.