Without Resistance: Change is Inevitable

You continue to foresee a fruitful tomorrow using yesterday’s botched lens.
Never acknowledging your loss, continually pretending each defeat is really a victory, hence never learning from your mistakes.
Every intervention that you employ has had a placebo effect, success is merely a fabrication of your imagination.
After deep introspection, you should be getting “back up” and “dusting off” learning from yesterday’s defeat, but your perpetual counterfactual thinking deceptively suggests your failure was really a success.
You are devoted to a world of ostensible actualities, you have the determination but lack in wisdom.
Perseverance is a gift to those with a discerning spirit.
Success is not purely an incident of chance, success is a collection of experiences made up of many highs and lows.
The enduring happiness of most experiences does not emerge upon arrival to the destination, but rather the journey along the way.
Therefore, make changes and learn along the way.

J. Archer

See my Walls

As humans, we are likened to self-contained builders that are trapped by walls of our own making.
We create our phenomenological reality based on culturally safe representative heuristics.
We establish walls that have personal value metaphysically but bears no value on our outer self-reality.
Dividing our world into sections, a defense mechanism for trying to understand it.
Despite the translucent and transparent matter of the wall, we endeavor to conceal our human parallels.
In a world inequitably segregated due to natural differences such as race and gender, we further the divide by constructing walls of social status: education, class, and prosperity.

J. Archer

Stand Tall Against Timidness and Skepticism (STATS)

Some who are certain they [know] you, will argue that statistically, your current adversities and your optimistic declarations of a future success are mutually exclusive. To such a null hypothesis I say smile, with faith and works your alternative hypothesis is a predictable attainment.

J. Archer

Educating our Youth: Whose education?

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What is the role of society in educating? What is the role of education in society?
According to American psychologist John Broadus Watson;
“Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations and the race of his ancestors” (Watson, 1924, p. 104).
However,
According to English philosopher and physician John Locke, he wanted an education that in the very first place would teach children to work: to become useful and god-fearing people who would not be dependent on charity. Locke wanted this education to create a rationally thinking, morally dependable, socially capable person given to both adequate reflection and adequate action. Locke considered good morals and good manners more important than knowledge; and as far as knowledge was concerned, he stressed it should be selected not just because of some educational tradition, but rather for reasons of usability and practicality. Locke advocates for teaching that was more concrete than abstract, and that to some extent took into account the individual pupil’s temperament, interests, capabilities, and environment. He pointed out explicitly that no two children were the same, or that compelling children to learn when they didn’t want to might turn out to be ineffective. According to Locke, the student should learn his proper place in the social order: if possible without harsh punishments, but if necessary the hard way (Locke, 1693).
What is education?
Who is educated?
Who creates a value system that simultaneously differentiates, categorizes, elevates, and diminishes people inequitably… inevitably establishing the boundaries of human academic development?
They say the sky is the limit. Whose sky? Whose limit?

J. Archer