Holy moly. This day has been crazy.

First off, my class is going to be crazy awesome. There are a lot of things that are overwhelmingly out of my education range. It is very interesting to see what is so different about this city to my own. So I am looking forward to that.

Now, to the main thing of the day. Today, I have been in a discussion of what America is doing wrong in school and in policies. Major points being: an unhealthy expectation to learning in developing children, inactive learning facilitation (aka, stuck at a desk without a physical, helpful interaction between the children), and the inflexibility of the system for encouraging the natural curiosity and ability to learn by example (as in learning reality for having to create an answer instead of learning only the book – which aren’t even universal throughout America – answer where just the one answer is correct).

Among this talk, we have talked about livability wage, how it changes depending on where you live. We talked about finances, we talked about every single thing that we could get our hands on to say. We talked about manipulation of politics, the inability of the average American to think for themselves without quoting only one or two lines and nothing else. We talked about how money and social status is something so many people try too hard to forget that it effects so much.

Then we talked about schools and colleges. And the loans that have come from it. And how Everything comes down to money. It’s just money, and its effects are psychological. We have good friends, we have places to go and those we can depend on. We are able to do things because of people and what people can be. If we surround ourselves with positive people, positive places, then even if everything else just stinks terribly, we can muddle ourselves through it. We can make a difference through people and money should never be at the forefront of anything that you feel is the most important. Money should be second, people and passion should be first.

Sorry, I know this is probably crazy to read and follow, but I have been writing while this conversation has been going. It is brilliant to be able to talk about this without conflict (no yelling even when people don’t agree).

Have a great day.



Author: tenelevenblog

student abroad

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