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5 Catastrophic Effects of Academic Education that Make Me Doubt Its’ Importance

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Since I was young, I was always told to work hard at school because achieving good grades leads to financial success. Besides financial prosperity, I was always told that academic education will make me exceptionally intelligent.

However, when I grew up and started studying successful and highly intelligent individuals, I realized that academic education did not play any role in making people intelligent or successful.

Also, I discovered the disastrous effects that academic education has had on people.

Therefore, in today’s article, I will provide the 5 main implications of academic education that make me doubt if it’s necessary for our progress in life.

  1. Academic Education Prepares us to be Workers and Not Entrepreneurs

Academic education prepares us to work for other people for the rest of our lives. Teachers always told us that getting a high-paying job is the only path to prosperity. Therefore, we often struggled to get high grades so that we become employees and not employers.

  1. Academic Education Makes Us to Have a Wrong Interpretation of Intelligence

Schools results in people having a wrong definition of intelligence. It makes people who fail in school think that they are unintelligent while it makes those who succeed in academic tests think they are intelligent individuals.

However, school does not make you intelligent. It only makes you an intellectual. An intellectual is an individual who can read, memorize, and understand things, while an intelligent person is he who has the ability to reason, and find solutions to all types of problems. Success in life requires intelligence and not intellectuality.

With this in mind, I believe that we all have the ability to prosper because we are all intelligent. However, school made some people believe that they are fools and they cannot prosper in life just because they failed to get good grades.

  1. Academic Education Teaches us to Never Think Outside of the Box

Life requires us to always think creatively: to think outside the box. However, academic education made us to always think according to specific rules. We had to think the way the teachers and the books wanted us to think, and we were awarded low grades for thinking outside the box.

  1. Academic Education Kills Talents

All Children are Born Artists: The Problem is to Remain Artists Till They Grow Up- Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Academic education has destroyed billions of talents. School made us believe that our talents won’t make us successful, because the only way we could achieve success is by succeeding in our exams and getting a job.

This idea has killed great footballers, painters, and writers, because it made children to avoid building their talents, and concentrate on memorizing useless words like ‘Panthera Leo, and ‘Aegyptopithecus.’ I wonder why we spent so much time learning these things yet we never apply them in real life. Can someone please tell me how knowing the ‘Panthera Leo’ has helped him gain happiness, inner peace, or achieve success?

I wonder how I came to believe that knowing about the, ‘aegyptopithecus’ is more important than my talent or God-given abilities.

  1. Academic Education Makes us to Fear Making Mistakes

School made us fear making mistakes because we were awarded low grades or whipped for providing wrong answers.

However, entrepreneurs like Robert Kiyosaki teach that for us to be successful entrepreneurs, we must embrace making mistakes because we learn from them.

Moreover, life is a matter of experimenting. For us to be successful we have to try-out various methods/ways so that we pinpoint those that work for us. Therefore, making mistakes is unavoidable if we want to advance in life. However, according to school, making mistakes is bad, and punishable at times.

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What Hypnosis Teaches Us about Doubt and Affirmations

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According to the Collins English Dictionary, hypnosis is a state in which a person seems to be asleep but can still see, hear, or respond to things said to him/her. Health professionals use hypnosis to heal patients since the mind fully responds to anything suggested to it during hypnosis.

There’s a famous story of a boy who was cured of Congenital Ichthyosis through hypnosis. The physician cured him by hypnotizing him, and telling him that his skin was healing.

Such accounts have led to the realization that the mind fully responds to what it’s told during hypnosis because hypnosis relaxes the mind hence preventing it from doubting anything suggested to it.

It‘s hard to heal a fully conscious person through suggestions because the person will doubt everything that a physician tells him/her. Therefore, hypnosis mostly works because it eliminates doubt by putting the mind in a relaxed state. In this state, the mind cannot question whether whatever the therapist is suggesting to it is possible or not; it just acts on it.

The mind is connected to the Universal Mind/God/Source Energy, and for this reason, it has healing abilities, and it can bring into physical existence whatever you constantly suggest to it. However, hypnosis proves that the mind only responds to our suggestions in the absence of doubt. It will be almost impossible for you to cure yourself of a certain disease if you regularly affirm that you are healing yet you highly doubt your affirmations.

When affirming (suggesting to the mind), you must believe that what you are affirming is true. For example, if you wake up in the morning and affirm that you are powerful, you must believe that you are a powerful being. You must never doubt the affirmations by questioning whether they are true or false. Just affirm, believe, and let your mind do its job.

I used to wonder why my affirmations never worked. Luckily, hypnosis made me realize that they never worked because I doubted them. For example, when I woke up in the morning and said, ‘I am the greatest blogger alive,’ I always doubted this statement immediately by asking myself if this was really true hence preventing my mind from acting on my affirmations.

Therefore, always know that whatever you suggest to your mind without doubting will come true. If you always say to yourself that you are too old, or you are a failure, without a doubt, the mind will create situations that will make you an old failure.

To sum up, hypnosis shows us that the mind often responds to our affirmations, and it can bring into reality whatever is suggested to it only when we don’t doubt. Therefore, we must replace our doubts with faith because only when we don’t doubt will our mind effectively tap into the universal mind and attract situations and things that will help us reach our desired state.

‘As you believe, so shall it be done unto you.’ – Jesus Christ, Christian ‘Savior.’

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5 Powerful Benefits of Constantly Reminding Yourself That Anyone’s Death is Around the Corner

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Many Great Thinkers reveal that the best way to enjoy every moment of your life is to remind yourself that you might die any-f*?king-time.

I used to think this advice was stupid until I lost my beloved best friend: Fred Jesse.  Through his death, I realized that death is real and it can happen anytime. Fred didn’t know he will die. We had a drink the last time we met, and he was sure that we’ll meet again. It never occurred to both of us that his death was around the corner.

Fred died a few months later on a grizzly road accident. He was the first closest person I lost. When I heard the news of his death, it was hard to believe because I never thought that Fred might die anytime soon.

His death made me realize that no one knows when they will die because we can die at any moment.

Fred’s death made me to constantly think about my mortality, and I realized the following benefits of becoming aware that you, your friends or relatives might die at any moment.

  1. You Won’t Care about Other People’s Opinions

Will you care about other people’s thoughts if you know that you’ll be dead in a few weeks? I guess no. No matter how good or bad people think or talk about you, their opinions and thoughts won’t matter if you realize that you are going to die.

Furthermore, will you care about someone’s opinion about you if you realize that the person might die anytime soon? What if you worry about what a certain person thinks about you, and then s/he dies a week later. Will it be wrong to say that all your worry was time and energy wasted?

With this in mind, it is true that being aware of our impending deaths enables us to stop caring about people’s thoughts or opinions because they won’t matter when we die.

  1. You will Live in the Present Moment

Thinking about my death made me teach myself how to live in the present moment and stop worrying about a future which might never come. I realized that all I have is the present moment, and therefore, I must stop being anxious about an unguaranteed future. It also dawned on me that all of us could enjoy every moment if we realized that it might be the last.

‘Every moment is a once in a lifetime moment. And maybe it’s the last. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.’ – Jonas Salzebeger

  1. You will Ensure That You Maintain Good Relationships with Your Closest Friends and Relatives

Realizing that, you, your friends or relatives might die at any moment will force you to maintain a good relationship with them because you won’t want your loved ones to die with unsolved issues between you and them. For this reason, knowing that death is unpredictable will make you to always ensure that you are at peace with everyone you love.

We refuse to solve issues with our friends/relatives because we think they’ll live forever. We fail to realize that we might never get a chance to forgive them or ask them for forgiveness because death might grab any one of us anytime.

  1. You Will Quit Postponing

When you become death-conscious, you will quit postponing important things because you will realize that you might fail to live the next day to do these things.

You will stop postponing the day you’ll start traveling around the world, when you’ll send flowers to your parents, when you’ll build a business to sustain your kids when you die, when you’ll start doing what you love, when you’ll start saving money for your loved ones, and many other important things you always want to do but often postpone.

  1. You Will be Thankful

Death consciousness makes you thankful because you realize that life is precious and not everyone manages to live as long as you, your friends and relatives have lived.

When I think about death I always remember that most of my best friends are orphans. Therefore, I become thankful for the fact that my parents are still alive. Thinking about death also makes me thankful for the fact that my friends and sisters are alive because not everybody has all their family members/friends alive.

Do you remember the woman who lost her entire family in a car accident in 2016? I guess either all or some of your family members are alive. Therefore, stop fretting about trivial issues and be thankful you still have a chance to experience the physical universe with them. At least you have a shoulder to cry on. Some people don’t have.

Concluding Remarks

We always think we are immortal and for this reason, we take our precious lives and those of our friends or relatives for granted. We never appreciate their presence because we think they’ll live forever. Besides this, we love worrying about the future without thinking that we might fail to exist in it because life is short and death is unpredictable.

We don’t realize that we only have one chance to experience the beauty of the physical universe, and that life is too short to hold grudges, to worry, to postpone, to hate, to care about people’s opinions, and to do what we hate.

‘When we realize the shortness of life, we begin to see the importance of making every moment count.’ – Dillion Burroughs: American Author.

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