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andrew dixon
Posted over 1 year ago
Schools are terrible places for children.
alex i am truly sorry if i have offended or annoyed you with my post, but at no point did i argue that people dont go through hardship and that everyone does have a good time in school that was not my argument at all. I was responding to those earlier on in this thread who discussed schools are worthless because they force upon us what they want and i was offering a point of view that there can be more to school than education. I really wasn't talking about peer groups, bullying etc. im sorry that you had such a rough ride its sad to hear,and sadly its common story, but im very glad you have found your path!!!Good luck course
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andrew dixon
Posted over 1 year ago
Schools are terrible places for children.
Some really interesting points made, many of which i agree with!.But i do believe schools offer us much more than education! i would like to point out that at school i found life long friends, i discovered so much about the uniqueness of life, emotions and social situations, not from my teachers but from my friends and fellow class members. I also discovered love and beauty found in people and art and also developed respect and courtesy for myself and others. Yes i believe that schools can, and a lot of the time do dictate and project onto us the way they think we should act,learn and experience. But i believe at schools the interaction we have with our friends and pupils teach so much more about life than the teachers and the subjects will ever teach us. And yes to to an extent i agree with the qoute by Pabitra Mukhopadhyay that "children are taught by parents and peers to be future scientist, doctor or engineer - not an artist, a musician or a writer because these are 'risky' professions", but ultimately we reject this, the proof being we have writers and musicians. And i believe this shows for many, we ultimately learn to make or own choices and reject those that are pushed upon us. Thus through social interactions with classmates we can find inspiration, enthusiasm and valuable lessons to learn. So i guess in a round about way we still very much teach ourself.