Is Traditional Education Responsible For Mediocrity?

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The left is your brain on Traditional education; the right, on Self Education

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It’s #2.

The other day, one of our long time fans, Bruce Brodeen made me think about a subject very near and dear to my heart… Learning.

In a comment Bruce made on our last post he included a link to a Kick Ass Article about a young renegade valedictorian’s feeling betrayed by America’s educational process.

Here’s the brilliant story she opened her speech to her class with…

“There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, “If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, “Ten years . .” The student then said, “But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast — How long then?” Replied the Master, “Well, twenty years.” “But, if I really, really work at it, how long then?” asked the student. “Thirty years,” replied the Master. “But, I do not understand,” said the disappointed student. “At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that?” Replied the Master, “When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path.”

Brilliant!!!

Here’s another snippet of this renegade princess’s speech that further illustrates what this means to her (and of course, she’s ONLY talking to her class because no else reading this has ever suffered an educational system, right?)…

“I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, More

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Could This Be The Greatest Speech of All Time?

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Below may be the greatest speech ever given.

I have been greatly influenced by Ayn Rand and her philosophy.

I urge you to take the time to click the link below and change your life.

Atlas Shrugged is listed as the number 2 book, only behind the Bible, as the most influential book of all time.

John Galt Speech – Ayn rand