“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Equality among people 333

J'en ai des frissons...
Posted by Jeremy Demay on Saturday, May 17, 2014

So in the above video, I am observing a very interesting point that I myself participated in. That is, believing that children are merely inputting and outputting everything we tell them, and that we are shaping them. So here I am questioning this point, because this is a very common belief, where all of our parenting guides and school systems are using this belief to teach and shape the children into what it is that is right, good or best. Now, having spent time with children who specifically have the freedom to explore themselves and their world, I am having a different point of view that is quite obvious actually.

So with starting with the obvious, there have been many people that have grown up in abusive home environments, some that I know personally. These people all learned from their home environments and abusive parents, to not be like their parents, and to be different. This meant, not drinking alcohol for example. So in this case, this is the opposite of what we would think would occur if children merely copy parents examples. Therefore this shows that children are rationalizing, making observations, and coming up with their own conclusions. Children then are not the merely all receptive sponges we believe them to be. Instead they actually decide on what information they accept into themselves, and what not.

So what is the results from taking on this new perspective? So this would radically change out parenting styles and school systems, as currently we are all acting within the belief that we must give each child the conclusion and ready answer, instead of recognizing that they could come up with their own answer, which can be even better than yours. So this would require that the older generation be humble and recognize the equality among all beings of all ages.

Now, practically, some answers are more straightforward than others, but even then, we tend to over-simplify answers to situations, "for the sake of making it easier for the children." So one example is with words. Its somewhat true that words have set defintions, but in reality, every word was invented by people across the years, and even now as we speak, more words are being created. So words are merely points we agree upon through use. In the school system however, they attempt to define and set what is a word and what isn't a word. So in essence, this would require being practical with words, and understanding the situation here.

Now, again to question the fundamental point here, where we believe children are inferior to what they actually are, look at babies. Babies are amazing. They learn an entire language, without instruction, but through merely being expose to the language. They can even learn several languages at once! This have all been documented, and studied. This reveals, that they are working at a very complex and sophisticated level. Imagine, you being an adult, learning a new langauge through merely being exposed to the language. This would require that you listen for sounds and words, and listen for patterns, where you use patterns to figure out by deduction what is a word, and also using the repeating contexts to figure out what the word means, and then you test that theory over and over to further validate it, until you are sure it is true, and even then you will learn that words tend to have many meanings, not just one set definition. That is what the baby does. And for an adult that would seem a difficult task, and for many they would say its impossible. Yet, it isn't evidently.

So perhaps we would even regard babies as superior to us, in the practical sense.

Now, in looking at the world we have today, we have many adults who go through the school system work system, that come up :"successful." Meaning that they make money, they earned good grades, but here we have to consider the obvious. That most of these don't know what they want to do with their life, and if they say they do, they tend to have a cookie cutter answer that they probably received from their parents, teachers, or society, like becoming a doctor or going to college. So in reality, YES, we have made and shaped ourselves into being like robots, that merely copy one another, however, that is not ALL that we are, nor is it what had to be. It WAS a choice that was made by each one of us to merely copy and accept and go along with how things were told to us. We each had that spark or potential to question the situation, no matter how extreme. That is what it means to be human, that you can question and see and rationalize, and not merely accept how things are presented to you.

So I tagged the above video to question its message, and to show how this is not the reality, but merely a reality we believe is true, because in such a reality control over people is possible, as well as having excuses that someone else created you is possible as well. Self-interest is the root of this belief here.

Its time to start seeing everyone as equals.

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