Imagine if education was changed to exploration

What if we allowed children to explore rather than to be educated?

Currently, ‘education’ is about passing tests.

These tests were constructed by the system to prepare cogs for the industrialised machine to enable the owners of the machine to know that the cogs are of a certain ‘acceptable’ standard.

Testing roots out the thinkers, the crazies, the creative, the curious and shapes all for a lifetime of compliance. After all, who wants anyone to question anything, certainly not what school is for.

What if we scrapped the tests and allowed children to explore, to be curious, to be ‘crazy’, to find their meaning or purpose and then assist them to do that? Freedom to allow their imagination to roam, to day dream, to just try things and allow the magic to unfold.

Just an idea and surely better than keep producing cogs for somebody else’s machine.

We’ve had thousands of chances

Most of us by the time we reach adulthood have had thousands of days of life to try things.

Yet we often sit and say I haven’t had a chance to do ‘x’ or try ‘y’ or whatever we’ve been putting off.

If we don’t start taking some of those chances then another few thousand opportunities to do something will have passed.

The unfortunate thing for all of us is we don’t know how many days we have left and they will for sure run out.

The sooner we start doing things and trying, testing, the sooner we learn, adapt and find out what works, and then what works better.

How many more chances will we waste before just trying something?

Why deny ourselves the learning we need to become a better version of ourselves?

The sun sets on all of our lives.