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Question - Should we make increasing our consciousness as important a topic in schools as the 3 Rs.

“Cogito, Ergo Sum”( I think, therefore I am) Rene’ Descartes . Is not self-awareness evidence of consciousness? I am just a layman when it comes to science, so I am not sure my comments are relevant, but the fact that this discussion is being presented seems to back this up. We have advanced technologically, which may in turn be slowing the evolution of consciousness. If we taught self-awareness in schools along with the 3 Rs would we of gained a greater understanding of consciousness. This in turn could have resulted in an increase our study and understanding of consciousness a lot quicker. We appear to be on a race to increase our animal desires for profit, which appears to be resulting in a decrease of consciousness. As I said I am not sure if any of this is relevant or not, but for me, any focus on consciousness helps us head in the right direction.

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  • Jul 24 2013: Consciousness, in my belief, is something that cannot be taught. Consciousness is discovered by the self. I was never taught how to be a consciously aware being, it just came about as life naturally progressed. We have this innate ability to ask questions, and we do so everyday. Asking yourself questions spawns intellectual thinking, and it just so happens that we all don't ask the same questions. Some are more horizontal with their questions: how can we make this product a better product; others are more vertical questions: is my decision to do something come from my free will or am I hard wired this way. Asking questions can lead you down multiple paths of discovery.

    I believe a more appropriate agenda would be to teach young ones how to ask questions. Then, naturally guide these students in the right direction so they can ask the RIGHT questions, and conscious awareness will naturally come about.

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