My parents always told me to work hard at school because achieving good grades leads to financial success. Besides this, I was told that academic education will make me exceptionally intelligent.
However, when I grew up and studied successful and highly intelligent individuals, I realized that academic education neither made them intelligent nor successful.
Also, I discovered the disastrous effects of academic education.
In today’s article, I will provide the 5 main implications of academic education that make me doubt its importance.
1. Academic Education Prepares us to be Workers
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 strived to pass exams so that we become employees and not employers.
2. Academic Education Makes Us to Have a Wrong Understanding of Intelligence
School results in people having a wrong understanding of what it means to be intelligent. It makes people believe reading and memorizing stuff makes them intelligent, although intelligence means the ability to solve problems. Furthermore, school makes people who fail their exams think they are unintelligent while it makes those who pass exams believe they are intelligent.
3. Academic Education Teaches us to Never Think Outside the Box
Life requires us to think creatively: to think outside the box. However, academic education trained us to think according to specific rules. We had to think the way teachers wanted us to think, and we were awarded low grades for thinking outside the box.
4. 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 our talents won’t make us successful because the only way we could achieve success was by passing exams and getting a job. For this reason, most of us avoided developing our divine talents and focused on passing exams.
5. Academic Education Makes us to Fear Making Mistakes
School made us fear making mistakes because we were awarded low grades for providing wrong answers. Teachers advised us to avoid making mistakes although mistakes provide valuable lessons which enable us to develop our skills.
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The Three Major Voices in our Heads and Why We Must Know Them
We all have voices in our heads, and some of us try silencing them because they sometimes cause depression, anxiety, or worry. Although these voices mostly cause feelings of distress, some of them can help us overcome obstacles and understand our true selves. It’s thus important to know the type of voice present in your head at any moment so that you know whether to ignore it or listen to it.
I wanted to know the different types of voices in my head, and therefore, I meditated on them, and I eventually realized that there are three major types of voices in our heads.
Here are they:
1.The Animal Voice
The animal voice mainly focuses on survival. It likes talking about food, water, sleep, sex, and other factors necessary for our survival. For instance, if you haven’t had sex for a long time, this voice will constantly talk about sex, and it will try to help you find a way to fulfill your sexual desires. Also, if you haven’t slept for a while, it will constantly tell you that you need to sleep since it knows that sleep is important to your survival.
2.The Ego Voice
This is the loudest and the main voice that speaks to us all the time. It’s created by our egoic-self.
The ego voice is highly judgmental and pessimistic. It fears uncertainty, and it will always talk you out of taking risks or doing anything with an uncertain outcome, even when it will be beneficial in the long-run. Besides, it likes knowing everything about the future, and for this reason, it will always overanalyze or try to predict the future.
The ego voice is usually confused since it is disconnected from reality. Lastly, it usually talks about your appearance and social status, and it worries when you encounter factors that make you feel less important.
3.The Voice of Infinite Intelligence/The Intuitive Voice/The Voice of God
Mastering the intuitive voice is the secret to spiritual growth because this voice loves directing you towards spiritual development by reminding you about the importance of spiritual practices. It also loves reminding you about your dreams and your heart’s desires so that you follow them and reach your full potential. Besides this, it cares about everybody, and it encourages you to be compassionate, loving, selfless, and benevolent.
This voice is never confused, and everything makes sense when it speaks. We must learn to pinpoint and trust it because it always leads people towards prosperous and fulfilling lives.
It’s important to know the difference between these voices so that we know the voice that we must pay attention to, and the voice we must silence or ignore. Anyway, besides these voices, I believe there are many other voices in our heads. You are free to discuss them in the comment box below.
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How Mainstream Academia Disconnected Us From Ancient Spirituality
After analyzing mainstream academia for a while, I realized that it has disconnected us from ancient spirituality because it wants to keep us unenlightened.
One major way it has disconnected us from ancient spirituality is by classifying myths as stories with no value. Academia has resulted in a negative attitude towards mythology as it claims that myths were based on superstitions and fantasy. However, anyone who deeply analyzes myths realizes that they contain powerful spiritual lessons.
For instance, anyone who studies the Myth of Gilgamesh realizes that its creators wanted us to know that virtue results in immortality because, in the story, Gilgamesh realized that he would be remembered forever if he committed himself to becoming a virtuous king.
Besides myths, mainstream academia has concealed the truth about ancient blood sacrifices. Today, we never bother to study ancient blood sacrifices because academia brainwashed us into believing that they had no value. However, blood sacrifices were important because blood contains the essence of life force, and therefore, spiritual entities gained from these sacrifices in a way that mainstream academia refused to tell us.
Furthermore, academia has resulted in many people believing that polytheism was founded on a false belief system. However, many ancient history researchers now believe in the existence of many lesser gods, besides the Supreme God. They claim that it was from the lesser gods that the Christian and Muslim belief of angels was derived. As well, my analysis of ancient spirituality enlightened me that ancient people were polytheists because their strong connection to the spirit-world enabled them to see the lesser gods.
Moreover, mainstream academia instilled in us the belief that ancient religions were based on superstitions and are unreliable since they were created by primitive individuals. Academia avoids telling us that ancient spirituality was so powerful that it enabled the ancients to have a deep connection with nature. This connection enabled them to know medicinal, poisonous, and edible plants instinctively. Today, we spend lots of money to pinpoint edible and medicinal plants because we lost our connection with nature.
On top of that, I discovered that mainstream academia never informs us that today, many wealthy individuals secretly visit shamans – that still practice ancient spirituality – because they have realized the effectiveness of ancient spiritual practices.
In conclusion, I think we should start studying ancient spirituality and stop relying on the information that mainstream academia gives us about ancient spirituality because academia’s main aim is to convert us into dumb machines that work for the elite’s companies.
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