Our modern school system is incomplete to say the least. School teaches you how to memorize, repeat, and regurgitate. With ‘writing’ being a subject which is currently being taken out of schools, emphasis is being put more on memorization of knowledge and less on creativity and comprehension.
The system is designed like this. Go through school, don’t push the boundaries, memorize and repeat, get good grades, get a degree, and then land a “job” where you are an employee for someone else your whole life.
It’s designed in a way that will prepare you to be a full-time worker, and it’s extremely difficult to self-actualize as a person when you a buried head deep in studying, tests, projects, and exams. It doesn’t teach you anything about creating a career for yourself, being self-sustaining, raising a family, being happy, HOW to think, spirituality, developing as a person, or anything that is really important in life.
What if education was not only based on knowledge, but was also based on lifestyle, happiness, and health?
Here 8 thereputic lifestyle changes that Dr. Robert Walsch, a scientist who studies human happiness, recommends be included within our education system:
Diet & Nutrition
Time in nature
Contributing to others and community service
Relaxation and stress management
Should we be including these into our children’s education system? One young man thinks so. Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Contrary to public education which expects everyone to learn the same way, Logan received a form of education that was tailored more towards his style of learning. This is what he calls “hackschooling”.
At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve his goal of being happy, healthy, and fulfilled.