None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Break free from your indoctrination and step into your imagination.
Here are a couple of indoctrination factories that seduce you, recruit you, shape you, and end up using you:
- Any schools (except Montessori)
- Universities with prescriptive degrees
- Corporate jobs like accounting firms, law firms, and banking jobs
- Organised religion
Here are some of the imagination factories you should seek out:
- High-velocity start-ups
- Cities like San Francisco, New York, LA
- Montessori schools
- Festivals and gatherings with like-minded people who will challenge you
- Twitter and Reddit
- Books shops
- Book clubs and writing groups
I learned more at university, sitting with my friends at night trying to figure out life than I did in any lecture hall.
In a post-pandemic society, I hope fewer people attend university, and instead, they get busy working and learning. Now that “top tier” universities charge tuition and fees of over $60,000 per year, can you stomach paying that much money to watch classes via Zoom and YouTube? Instead, start a business or learn in the field.
As tertiary education demand drops, I also hope there are less grooming and rote learning type educations at schools where the sole aim of an “education” is to get a child admitted to a university for further indoctrination.
Getting a gold star in the school of imagination is not about the right answers; it’s about asking the right questions.