The world is changing. The development of the last 150 years has brought humanity to progress and evolved into a process called “Globalization”. The process itself is healthy, as it connects people around the world. promoting a general consciousness that for the first time in history, can make us understand we are all humans. Sharing the same planet and fighting to promote a better world. Without any doubt, ideas of fear and separation are still broadly hold by many. Which mainly reflect a mental stage that is no more relevant to the healthy and progressive evolution of the human race.
Our capacity to share and create ideas between people and cultures, are the main tools that brought us the progress we are enjoying those days in the West. Nevertheless, the main obstacle for the creation of a better global future, hides in our education.
Individual and societies are a direct consequence of local education. It is the educational system that construct our way of thinking. In older populations and in the mind of the youth.
The education system of our current era, teaches the young to be terrified, full of guilt and hater. Contributing to their separation from their peers around the world. It doesn’t promote progress or a society that sustains individuals. As the world is changing, the educational system and its values should be closely observed. A change is needed in this system as well. Like any other chnage, we should be very careful regarding how we do it, as it will determine the mental stage of our children and our future societies. In my Book “Back to Ourselves” I laid out a new standard for our current education system, which I called constructive education:
“Constructive education is an education that fundamentally gives an individual the tools needed to acquire information from all sorts, to appreciate and doubt the source of information in hand, and to develop his own conclusions while maintaining the general understanding of what he does not know.”
The hater and fear promoted by the media regarding immigration and different cultures is dangerous, as it promotes violence and separation. These feelings are easy to manipulate as they exist in many. This social weakness has been built over time, due to the malfunction of our society, problematic government and the economic devastation caused by the explosive national debts that impose unproductive taxes on it masses. The need for a better education is urgent.
Hating the hater or being afraid of violent movement that act out of fear of the other, is not helping creating better societies or a better world. The creation of strong individual holding the right tools for progress is needed, which in its turn will actively create strong societies. It is the key for a better future. The media should concentrate more in the problems of local education and less in propaganda of hater and fear.
In a series of posts, I will develop the ideas underlying the concept of constructive education. Follow the blog to learn more over time
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