Life: To my Fellow Students and the Rise of a Better Society

The school systems are designed to teach us students to be analytically dominant (in opposition of being creative) [left brain/right brain concept] because it is much easier to control an analytically dominant society in comparison to a society that is very creative. Hence why our society is designed in a way where the majority of the population is sitting at the bottom, and only a minute few are standing on top.

Think about it...

In school you are taught to sit in an alignment of desks, where you have to raise your hand before you can talk.  If you talk out of line you are reprimanded, even if what you were trying to say is creatively valid. We are told the facts and we have to live by those facts. Most educators, if creatively questioned become frustrated because the questioning causes a disruption of their jobs and what they are supposed to be doing. A creative discussion can put the class almost a whole lesson behind in some cases, which can look really bad for the educator. What their jobs are and what they are supposed to do, is defined by those few people who stand on top. If the educators do not hold up to how they are supposed to do their jobs, they will put themselves at risk to being fired. So the cycle goes around and around where creative thinking is almost discouraged, and free thinking is almost non-existent.

I once had a kid in a couple of my high school classes who would always ask questions that were way over everybody’s heads. Most of the time, the educator would get frustrated at the kid for asking a non-analytical question. He was basically the joke of the class and was treated very poorly by his surrounding classmates. It’s unfortunate because this kid had something so powerful that very few others had - he had the ability to freely and creatively think. Everybody else looked at him like he was crazy because we are all taught to be so loyal to analytical thinking. I don’t know what this kid is doing now, but I do know that he is going to make a huge discovery and impact in this world because he has something that almost no one else has. 

Unfortunately, we are caught up in this society that discourages creative thinking, and it is almost the norm to think analytically. Even more unfortunate is that until our society decides to stand up to the system, and as a whole start to think in creative manner, we will forever be stuck in a reality of the many people sitting on the bottom and the few people sitting on top.

To conclude, I’m not saying that we need to completely abandon the analytical thinking train wagon, nor am I saying that we need to think only in a creative manner. Analytical thinking is definitely something that is a necessity in building our society. Without analytical thinking, there would be no systems. Without systems, there would be complete and utter chaos. So what I am saying is that we need to somehow find more of a balance of teaching students to think analytically, and to think creatively and freely. We need to not discourage children to think creatively and freely. You may say that there is no discouraging when it comes to creative thinking. Oh no? Well then why do the students in my classes look at the one kid who thinks creatively as the laughing stock of the class? There is a discouragement of creative thinking and no one can deny it. All I am saying is that we need to find a balance.

Life: Wanted Dead or Alive

Have you ever had a dream to do something in your life, and when you tell somebody about it they tell you it is an impossible feat? They tell you that you should just quit and save yourself the frustration. They tell you that even trying to do it will be a waste of time, and the attempt could put your whole life in jeopardy.

The good news is that the people telling you this are already dead. They died as soon as they stopped believing; believing in themselves; believing in the ability to overcome the so-called impossible. These people are not living even though they are breathing and you can hear their heart beat racing. Living takes more than just a breath of the lungs and a beat of the heart; it takes a fight from within, a belief and a purpose, a determination to fight for what cannot be seen. These people are waiting for the day of when they can start living again - sadly, that day may never come.

These people are dead and if you listen to them, you to will be dead. These people are nay-sayers and haters. Who are they to tell you what you can and cannot do. You are living and they are dead; you hold something that they may never hold again. They are jealous of you and want you to fail so that they don't feel completely sheepish after you reach your dreams, and they are still stuck wondering where they went wrong.

Do yourself a favor - if anyone ever tells you that you are incapable of doing something - let it go through one ear and out the other. You hold your own destiny and the only person that can tell you that you can't do something is yourself.

Have you ever heard the saying, "those who say they can and those you say they can't, are both right." That just goes to show that there are two type of people in this world: 1. Those who BELIEVE 2. Those who don't believe. Those who don't believe will never amount to anything. Those you do believe will amount into anything they dream to be.

Dream big - only you control your destiny.

Life: The Taste of Success

I know who I am, I know what I believe in, and that's all I'll ever need to know.

Can you look yourself in the mirror saying that same exact line and honestly believe it? Be whole-heartedly honest with yourself. If your not, it will only hurt you.

If you can say those words and honestly believe in them, then good for you! All you need to do now is live who it is that you are, and follow what you believe in.

If you can't, don't be discouraged. It doesn't mean that your life will be wasted. It means that you need to take some serious time and thought into finding those answers. If you find those two answers, your determination and willingness to maintain the integrity of who you are and what you believe in will ultimately drive you to a life of greatness. Everybody in this world has an opportunity to be great. One's greatness has nothing to do with one's natural talent or ability; it has everything to do with your how far you are willing to go in order to be who you are and what you believe in. Period.

That's it.

Learn from those who are have already tasted success.

Don't know where to start?

Start here...

Will Smith, a man that was no different from you and I at one point in his life, figured out who he was and what he believed in, and he erupted in success.

Believe in yourself, and live your dreams.