Hi all, I am new to full circle. I am enjoying getting introduced to the thoughts and actions of like minded people. I am excited to explore full circle and get to know more about what people are doing to move us away from the broken society we now live in. I am lucky to have grown up with a forward thinking mother who has always discussed with me alternative ways of living and being. However, I feel what started my journey of wanting to learn more was my time in education. I began to see how broken out system was and how our school systems are not just about educating our youth but also about indoctrinating them to being adults who bow to authority.
The US school system teaches our children to be docile consumers who can say the pledge of allegiance on command. There are children in middle school and high school who have a difficult time reading a children's book but have no problem with buying the latest game or gadget. These children become broken adults who fall in line with being consumers with large amounts of debt. I started off teaching wanting to make a difference and left teaching feeling disallusioned about the world. Over time I was able to find my way back to what I wanted to do to contribute. Right now I am a social worker.
Daily I work with the sick, the elderly, the uneducated, and the lost souls of my area. I also advocate for change; and I try to change myself for the better day by day so that I am not blindly following. Education gave me a chance to look past the propaganda to the real heart of what is happening in my country and all over the world. I look forward to learning, growing, and changing with the full circle community.
Amanda Welcome! Good for you to get out of work that didn't align with your truth to work that does! The 'education' system is certainly primarily a producer of drones. Fortunately our souls are constantly aware and refuse us peace till we remember our Tao. Blessings.
Saturday 5 March 2016, 07:50:12
Trees Thank you, Erica. It is good to know that you are in the world.
Saturday 5 March 2016, 17:24:53
[deleted user] Hello Erica, welcome to the Circle! It's always refreshing to read the words of an "insider" who has come to their senses. A lot of us have been there, in our own unique ways. I look forward to reading your contributions here, the education system is deeply flawed and in need of some creative, thoughtful overhauling. Here in my part of Tennessee I've recently discovered a position for a teacher in what they're calling a "secular homeschool co-op" to develop and teach curriculum for 8-11 year olds. Seems to me that something like this needs to spread nationally, bring back the one room school house, and a curriculum that teaches real skills and values, not just how to calculate 20% off of $12.99!
Trees Shamanic Engineering, who posts fairly often on this site, lives not too horribly far from you I think. He has just created a new chat site where it is possible to have more in-depth coherent conversations. It is just getting started but it would be great if you join. You can find the site at: http://bogslife.com/forum/…; Hope to see you there, and more here!