Persist with your passion
Hello Loddy here again please don’t think I am a teacher basher. I know my last post was scathing towards teachers and an educational system that seems to be inflexible. I was and to a certain extent will always be a teacher.The days of defending and standing up for the hard working teachers in a system that does not reward their value to society are long gone.
It is time to make a stand.
Deep down you know that playing the system is hindering the passion and enjoyment of learning.
Let them play
As a primary school teacher I had the pleasure of witnessing a very innovative program called the development play program or something to that effect. This program is run by Cath Walker. She liases with schools to set up an adventure playground type environment inside the classrooms. So all the junior classrooms have two hours every morning exploring, constructing, digging, painting, drawing, playing, computers,dancing and doing anything their imagination could think of. The teacher’s role was to model various behaviours such as writing letters, reading big books , how to paint, etc. All of the students were free to come and go to try any of the exciting activities. The formal reading writing and arithmetic were not taught in those sessions. They evolved from the activities the children were engaged in.
Such a program reminds me of learning how to find your passion. The children truly discover through the many activities what it is that they really enjoy doing.
How can students take risks when they are called failures if they do?
We lock them into a system where they have to get the correct answer and have a good grade. So they learn to play it safe because all of the teachers and the system want good grades. Of course it is a good thing to get good grades but not at the expense of spontaneity and the love of learning.
Where has the intrinsic desire to make sense of the world in wonderment of its beauty and treasure disappeared too?
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Persist with your passion even if means making mistakes. Thomas Edison failed 10 000 times before he perfected the light bulb we take for granted today.
The Wright brothers didn’t give up on their passion and dream and therefore man is able fly.
Are our schools set up to allow students to persist with their passion or are they set up to minimise the creative genius bubbling away in everybody? Is measuring how well students can read, write and do arithmetic the true measure of a students capabilities?
It seems that the latter is the case. You need to get a good job. To get a good job you need good grades. To get good grades you have to go to the best schools. To go to the best schools you need to learn to play the system. To learn to play the system you have to be cautious. To be cautious means minimising your mistakes.
Then you get to 50 or so and all of a sudden you realise that you are tired of being cautious. At this point some people discover personal development. Guess what happens after that? You are encouraged to get in touch with your inner greatness. Yes it involves taking risks being spontaneous making mistakes. It involves finding your passion. Why do most people spend 30 years suppressing their passion? It’s all about fear and control. We cant have everybody running out saying that P word for heavens sake! It will be total anarchy.
What sets successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest of society? You got it it’s that P word. Passion drives them to follow an idea or ideals until they achieve success. They take risks and make things happen that lead to success. You could almost say that their burning desire attracts success to them through their passion in what they are doing. You wonder how it happens because even they meet the same controlling stumbling blocks as everybody else. You could say it is in spite of the educational system that they are forced to endure. In fact there are many instances in which the education system has failed these self made entrepreneurs.
Starting all over again.
Picture this if you can, you are caught in a rut! Your life is spiralling out of control. The many twists and turns so far have you buried in all sorts of financial hassles. Not to mention emotional hassles. The road looks bleak and to do more of the same is committing more harm and eventual destruction to your situation.
Suddenly along comes something for free that could change everything for you. Would you be sceptical and not believe that it could work for you? Or would you be open minded and give it a go? After all what do you have to lose? It would be a change right! Most people would at least look at it.
Hello are you there. It’s about discovering your passion. Yes your passion! You know what you had as a child. The enthusiasm, spontaneity and courage to take risks and not be afraid of making mistakes. The ability to focus and make things happen. The ability to allow your inner greatness to emerge and provide you with the ability to shine.
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