Access to Free Education
Educate Yourself Online-free and easy, is a method of accessing the best sources for learning all you can, on the subject of your choice, on the web for free.
I am a vigorous proponent of self-education. I believe that education is the individual’s responsibility. Each individual must undertake this journey as soon as possible. You must educate yourself. No one, except your parents, will do this for you in your early years.
If you miss out on education, your life will be forever lost in shadows and miseries. If you mistakenly believe that it is the purpose of the schools to educate you, you are misinformed.
What have you learned about money at school? What do you know about how governments are elected?
No important subjects are discussed. Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt.
5 Free Learning Sites
There are thousands of classes and lectures on any topic you can think of. History, Science, Math, Literature, and Philosophy are only the tip of the iceberg. News, Sports, Politics, and so much more.
There are enough video classes on YouTube to get a well-rounded education and to learn a lot about the people who make them. From every continent, and in all the major languages. Do not ignore this valuable educational tool.
Learn a new word every day. Learn its synonyms and antonyms. Crossword puzzles, word quizzes, and the story of how the word was introduced into every day language.
The range of your vocabulary will help you better understand what you read.
Learn about the books you read from qualified sources.
Choose a title and get a summary, the list of major characters is described in detail, along with the plot and the theme.
It’s all there for a better understanding of many classic pieces of literature.
4. Shaw Academy
Free 4-week courses for you to try out.
5. Harvard University
Yes, go to Harvard, from the comfort of your own easy chair. How sick is that?
157 free courses, seek and you will find them. I won’t give you all the answers, if you plan on going to Harvard.
Enthusiasm in Education-Educate Yourself Online
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that, “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
Enthusiasm is not something that falls out of the sky, like rain and snow, it is a seed we carry inside of us, the more we water it, the more it grows. Without it, little can be produced and few dreams are realized.
The summit is a very small part of the mountain. Once on the summit, the way from there is down, into the valleys again, only to plan a path to the next summit. Most of our lives are spent in the valleys, so learn to make use of your time there.
John Taylor Gatto
John Taylor Gatto, in his book, Dumbing us Down, writes this,
“Schools are intended to produce…formulaic human beings whose behaviour can be predicted and controlled. To a very great extent schools succeed in doing this, but…in a national order in which the only ”successful” people are independent, self-reliant, confident, and individualistic…the products of schooling are…irrelevant.
Well-schooled people are irrelevant. They can sell film and razor blades, push paper and talk on telephones, or sit mindlessly before a flickering computer terminal, but as human beings they are useless. Useless to others and useless to themselves.”
Adding to John Taylor Gatto’s interpretation of modern education is Noam Chomsky. This is an extract from his book, Understanding Power.
“…given the external power structure of the society in which they function, the institutional role of the schools for the most part is just to train people for obedience and conformity, and to make them controllable and indoctrinated.”
Almost all of my formal education taught me how to become an obedient sheep. Many of my classmates turned out to be obedient sheeple as well. What a waste, for active and energetic young bodies and minds.
Lucky for me, my parents introduced me to the world of books, early. This in large part, helped me to resist being corralled and shorn. As soon as I saw an opening in the gate, I was gone.
If you are in STEM, stay in school, but for accumulating debt and a worthless degree, maybe it’s time to take responsibility for your education.
Educate Yourself Online-Read to Your Children
If you have young children, teach them how to read. If you are a reader, read more. Read books that you don’t normally read. See how other people live. Every coin has 2 sides and, an edge.
Don’t forget the edge. At the end of the day, ALL education is self-education. No one should be more concerned about your education than YOU!
If you believe that the school system is designed to educate you, you may still be stuck in that pen with the other sheep. Baaaad, … baaaad, … bad!
The years roll by quickly, don’t waste them.
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