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.

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