This week I have faced people asking me and my friends about our Education on a Social network.
The question did not come in the form of a curiosity or an exchange like 'hei dude, where did you go to school?', no, the question was for the purpose of proving we have no right to talk about a world change, because we did not take the allegedly prescribed "World Change" course and have therefore no qualifications to address the point that we have realized that there is a systemic problem across all facets of our society, and since we are the System, it must be up to us to stand as The Solution to this problem.
Of course what is implied in such questions is that we are not 'intelligent' enough to even notice that there is a problem, because it is only through education that one has 'broadened' up enough to see a problem.
I don't see it this way, education is like filling up a hard disk and everyone knows that once a hard disk fills up, processing time slows down, not only, but the education received implies that what we look at must be decoded through that set of ideas and opinions, which could explain why for example most Economist know diddly squat about how Money is created, we went past the Tooth Fairy idea about the Money System and how we must become willing to sell everything, including body parts, for that most valuable return, just to embrace other no less outlandish economics believes: market "forces" (Jedi talk), free market economy (for those who have the freedom of a Capital), public debt (collective delusion) and then the most rationale of solutions -austerity, for the already poor.
What can we say about where we got with all our high and mighty beliefs in De-Value of Education?
That we are highly and mightily dumb? Yes, that would be a fit description of us Humans.
People of 'high' education who read 1984 and failed to notice we are living it, have nothing to brag about.
I saw another point as I looked at Education today, it's like the second best thing you can have for value in this world, the first is Money. I watched a documentary called 'Born Rich' made by one of the heirs of the Johnson and Johnson family, where some of his multi-billion dollar friends came across as 'not the cleverest cookies in the jar', we have some women who are in the spotlight just for having Money, the Hiltons, the Kardashians, I don't recall any of them lecturing about Physics or Economy but in their case, it is irrelevant. I don't recall either someone asking about their education, because Money was the guarantor that they indeed had a Value, a declared one, the Family Money they belonged to, their Worth was defined by that.
Incidentally some of the questions we were asked as a group contained both discriminants 'declare your education and/or your monetary value', this was the essence behind them.
Because in this world what we failed to see is that we are born worthless if not into Money and from there we have to build up our Worth/Value. Is it possible that those inquiring about our education were not born rich? I would say it is an almost sure thing, if they were they would not feel the need to show their second best Value/Worth credentials: Education.
But how can Education be a measure of Worth if not everyone has the same chances/choices to access it? Isn't then a discriminatory factor just the same as money, specifically when Education has been pursued to close that Value/Worth gap perceived by those who want to have 'Saber Diplomas fights' to see themselves come out as winner, as worthier, more valuable?
What is the purpose of an Education that didn't make it clear to us that we were born Unequal because the system is rotten to its core as it developed from our separation from ourselves as a Whole Indivisible Unit, instead of promoting Inequality by each and every mean possible to make sure we never get united and stand together for the common good?
I have asked a question on Quora about Galileo - relative to Education:
If Galileo had spoken with 'more educated' people would he have been able to convey the reasoning behind 'the Earth is round'? Would Education have been the key to a higher chance to be understood or not?
If History is written by those who 'win', how can we be sure that the whole education curricula doesn't follow a specific purpose to give a certain view through which we will be forced to look at the world?