We spent almost 15 years being brainwashed on learning things that have nothing to do majorly with our present mind space. And we keep paying the price.
It is proven that the most dangerous habits of all come from high school.
Because if you are not willing to explore and experience, you are not willing to learn.
Traditional schooling rewards multitasking and widespread mediocrity, with a focus on ‘good enough’. means you’ve done enough, quick, get on to the next average thing. Repeat the cycle.
I was reading somewhere that almost every public speaker has experienced the back-row syndrome. Where did we learn to seek out the anonymous middle or the other zone of the back row? Who taught us to worry about getting called on?
If you’re going to bother showing up, why not show up in the front row? It’s that tension and focus that will help see you beyond and soon yourself in a different light.
Wondering is a lot more effective than wandering.
School pushes hard for wide, bot not deep. It puts maximum pain on us when we’re doing below the standard things we don’t love, instead of pushing us to do better in the things we can carry for lives.
Nuance is wasted on high school students. Trust me there is a better way to do. There’s better things to do than to immerse yourself in the maybes, the mights and the possibles. Things like getting out of the building and back to life.
Please don’t hesitate. Find something that matters to you and learn it. We at school here try to push the standards up. Not the usual ones but that one, which carry roots.