Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting Schooled

Kids, Teens, You're Right...School is a Waste of Your Time

This is something you already know, or will soon learn on your own. School sucks, it always has and it is a waste of your time. It is also designed to basically destroy who you are as an individual, to conform you to the standards they want you to meet. To make you a robot. But it's far worse, deeper and darker than that. You'll see soon. Even so, there is hope and an escape from the soul crushing time you are in school. Here me out a bit.

I haven't been a teenager for a while, but i can relate to what you feel in school. It's still fresh in my mind, and furthermore, i feel it still every day at work. The corporate world is really no better than school. Unfortunately, the corporate world views us as replaceable, because school makes us all the same. Or it tries to.

All of the advice me guidance counselor could give me was that every decision was or was not good for a four year college. I could have cared less, as i had no money to go anyways.

By 11th grade, i was starting to realize it was bunk, and by 12th, well there were no more electives i was interested in, and they wouldn't let me graduate early or join a work program.

Well, now i know why.

School as we now know it, was financed by elitist corporations and individuals. These wonderful (sarcasm alert) folks, were basically Darwinist/eugenically minded "i want to rule the world" types. They paid buckets of money to influence school content, and in so doing, had considerable say in the curriculum. So they designed it to strip away your individuality and make you what they think you should be.

This is outlined very intricately in John Taylor Gatto's "The Ultimate history lesson". It's 5 hours long, but i can't recommend it enough. He states more eloquently what i just said. Please watch it, your teachers won't want you too, because they'll be out of a job. It's all on youtube, or it was.

Why would anyone want school to dumb us down?

My theory is this. God (the God of the Bible) made you and i each as an individual, and these "elites" rejected God, and follow satan.

Jeremiah 1:4 - 5

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Psalm 139:13 - 14

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

And Jesus said in Matthew 10:29 - 31

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Indeed, to the government, corporations, schools and so on, you and i are worth little, and our individuality is worth even less. But to God, you are precious. He especially loves, and has often used teenagers to do amazing things.

Joseph - God favored him with wisdom and dreams, he later made him nearly king of Egypt

Samuel - as a teen, heard and responded to God's call to become one of the greatest prophets

David - killed a giant and became king

Mary - a pregnant teen who carried and gave birth to Jesus Christ

None of these people fit the image of what the world thought "should be". In fact the entire Bible is filled with people (though not all of them are teens) that didn't fit society's expectations. And He used those people to do His will and challenge the established standards. Perhaps Sunday school at church doesn't tell you this, but it should.

So how can you avoid being turned into a zombie at school?

Proverbs 3:5 - 6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

God respects you as an individual, and He wants what is best for you. Every command in the Bible is designed to protect you from harm, not to keep you away from fun.

Unfortunately, because of our human nature, we can't quite please God. When i was 12, i had stolen things. Because i broke that rule, and many others, i fell short of God's law.

But thats not all.

Even though i broke God's rules, He still loved me. So much, that He gave His Son, Jesus Christ to die for my sins, and destroy satan's work in my life. But because Jesus was perfect, God in human flesh, He rose from the dead! And all of this was predicted in the Old Testament!

And because i believed this and accepted God's gift, i am forgiven. Now, at peace with God, through Jesus Christ, He will use who i am, and my specific gifts for His kingdom.

And in doing this, God has kept me free from losing my individuality. I died to my self, yes, but God has taken that, and restored me to what He created me to be. And He can do that for you too. All you need is faith, and to accept His free gift!


  1. In the face of a business correct credentialized cold calculating world it is encouraging to be reminded of God's encompassing love. In this life early on and a few failures and you are stimatized and left out but God majors in just the opposite. The Bible is replete with these stories of early doubt and trouble only to be turned around to the greatest good. Even Jesus's family started out with dysfunctional stigma.
    The world cannot keep down what God will not let down and He doesn't let down anyone that turns to Him.
    God is where it's at.

  2. I have often told my wife (who is a teacher) that I felt college was way over-rated. Her biggest protest for our kids not choosing college is how are they supposed to get a job without a diploma. Indeed! But God does supply, doesn't He?

    You may have a point about the elite controlling the curriculum. The way we are systematicaly molded and shaped to be productive in the work force does feel very drone like. Let's also not under estimate the absolute crucial aspect that employers put on having diploma for the upper end jobs. Well I have met many brilliant people who have never went to college and plenty of dunces who have.

    So there is an additional component that helps out Satan in his evil plans. That is that college is expensive and most people require large loans to secure their "future" employment through higher education. An indebted society is an enslaved society. We are all worldly slaves now, whose only hopes of freedom is through salvation through Jesus Christ. We have been ransomed from sin, but many Luke warm Christians will still fall victim to our enslavement to our security.
    - hopeful_watcher

    1. Amen!

      Watch the gatto video, it's mind blowing.

      I think the whole point is as you say, to get us into debt. Luckily, the Lord provided me with work after highschool, then, in direct answer to prayer the Lord got me a 4yr degree - and my work paid for it. Of course it didn't lead to promotion, so I left. Now I'm a proposal writer, and despite graduating with honors, I can't write (that is, copy and paste from templates) proposals that well according to my boss. But, neither can my boss ;)

      And there are plenty of dummies with degrees. I knew a guy who had an acting degree that was promoted into finance. I know two other smart guys who have no degree who finally got decent jobs. The Lord does provide, but it's not always what we expect.