I’m what you would call a professional student. With the amount of classes and courses I’ve taken, I should have a PH.D. Then again, I’ve changed majors countless of times. Here’s my thought…
We’ve changed so many things in our lives and how we do it. I mean we have drones deliver products! Why is that we still think of school in the same old fashion? I’ve seen videos and Ted Talks on how we should upgrade our way of educating our children, but the same should be said about college. Not everyone needs to go to school for 2 to 4 years. Especially those in the tech field.
I’ve been learning how to code and learning programming methods by using Lynda.com and other websites. Some of these websites give you a certificate of completion. How is that any different than college?
I understand that some professions need that 4-year degree or more, like medicine, but even then we can update our way of teaching the class. With all this amazing technology around us, why can’t we try? Does our government really not want us to progress? People work from home and yes there is online schooling, but that’s not for everyone. We’re the only country, that I know of, that makes sure students are in debt the moment they graduate college.
I don’t mind paying some here and there for the classes that interest me the most. I want to think out of the box and not just do the curriculum you think is best for me. Especially someone like me who loves to study and learn as much as I can.
The point is, just like I say we need to look at mental health differently, education is definitely one of those topics that need to be spoken about more and looked at differently. We need to open up our minds again and think out of the box. We’ve become too complacent with what we have in front of us and we have stopped making advances towards a better world.
Just my two cents, while I struggle to sleep.
Thanks for reading 💕
– The Grumpy Hippy ✌️