Alo and De Self Learn
(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.
Copyright ©2019 January 05, 2019
Morning Dove: Lake table dimensions, we could not fit more people here.
Yan: Still comfortable... close family and friends... comfortable...
Shan: We elders often just sit and chat, usually just something fun to do to pass time, but we have landed upon thoughts of how to best structure a system of education for our young. If we did indeed create our own schools, then what would work best?
Tom: Do we create a system of education like what the government schools use? Or something else?
Emma: My focus, of course, has been of how our children would learn how to interact with other people... to remain with harmony with the community, while also living happy lives.
Alo: Self-learn... no other rational option... observe self... be aware of self... understand self, and how self responds to one's environment... then, the person will know how to respond to people and things... will know chidao, will, be, happy...
De: Ancient man say... 'ancient, it learning person, be self... modern, it person, be people'... similar for outsiders... their schools, only teach of other people... never speak, nor teach, of self... the ancient way, was to learn of self... modern way, to learn of people...
Alo: De is correct... learning knowledge of other people, is what is done by people who cannot observe themselves. Also, if, the community wishes to remain alive, then, must learn self... must, better self... if, community wishes to die, then, accept outsider way...
Morning Dove: Strong words...
Yan: Yes, but necessary. All of us here, could speak at length of the evils within government schools, but, we already know what is wrong with outsiders... our focus now, is to choose what is right for the community.
Emma: In my opinion, the end-result should be chosen first, and then choose what enables the end-result to exist. The goal, therefore, is to have a happy people, where everyone grows up and lives a happy life. My idea of being happy is to be happily married with good friends, good family, and to be free of emotional turmoil. If any of those things do not exist, then the whole purpose of education is worthless.
Alo: Agreed... yes, aim for end-result... end-result dictates path. Freedom from emotional turmoil, begins before conception... parents, already harmonious... parents, already with good emotions... unborn can then feel, and learn, from parents. When born, the child can then enter their own life within a positive environment. Positivity, is, itself, harmonious with Nature's way... simply, choose, life events, to be in rhythm with Nature's rhythms... all else, will follow...
Emma: Yes, there, so simple and obvious! And now, we just fill in the blanks between conception and the end of life. Maybe not easy-easy, but at least we have an idea of where we are going.
Shan: I like it too. Then, from the time of a child's birth, we could choose at which ages to begin different types of teaching.
Yan: Please also remember that children are not identical... all children mature at different rhythms... no one set age of when a child is ready to sit in a classroom.
Alo: Yes, Yan is right... some children, who are very good with one topic, might be slow with other topics. Like, a child who is a prodigy musician, the child might also be fully disinterested in other topics... so, provide an education that is flexible enough to be of harmony with each individual child.
Shan: Good point. The idea of all children being equal and starting school at the same age, that would in fact harm talented children.
Alo: Yes... permanently harm... permanently rob the child of future happiness.
Morning Dove: I was going to raise questions about the effects of using a form of education that is like the outsider schools, but already most of my questions have already been answered... not do anything like what the outsiders do.
Alo: Yes... be mindful of all people... be mindful, of each child... care, about other people... not do as outsiders... government schools, are, 'conditioning'... condition children to accept negative lives... condition, to accept miserable futures... condition children to believe lies... condition children, to believe global religion... condition children to obey masters... condition children to buy, buy, buy... the end-result, is, in fact, what is seen in the cities... pollution, everywhere... violence, everywhere... nothing good... outsiders follow false beliefs while hoping to find happiness...
Emma: And that is precisely what we want to avoid.
Morning Dove: And it is interesting to me that we continue circling back to the necessity of being aware of Nature's cycles. If we attempt to create a form of education that is not in sync with Nature, then the end-result will fail.
Alo: Yes... reasons, are obvious... results, obvious...
Tom: Quick question. What about normal school topics? All government schools teach the same topics. Shouldn't we also have the same topics?
Alo: Some, yes, but... be brief of the topics that bore and numb a child's mind, and permit length of topics that interest each individual child. Like, maybe, a day or two on the topic of geography... a day or two on astronomy... each topic, brief enough to not become laborious, nor to harm emotional harmony... then permit each child to invest years into attaining skills in the topics that interest the individual child...
Tom: What about technical topics? All children should at least have a working knowledge of any device that the children might use.
Alo: Yes, agreed... it is a good rule of thumb, that no one should use any device without first knowing everything of how the device functions. Not ride a bicycle, until after know how to change tires, fix flats, fix chain links, fix brakes, replace and lube bearings, and so on. Not drive a car until after the person has rebuilt an engine, rebuilt a transmission, replaced brakes, replaced and lubed bearings, repaired wiring, and so on. If a person does not know what they are using, then the person cannot know what they are doing. The absence of knowing, causes a laziness of mind... resulting in the acceptance of false beliefs...
Tom: Good point. It'd take maybe a day to learn about bicycles, maybe a week or two to learn about cars, but what about electronics?
Alo: Self-aware children, already know about how magnet toys work... a competent instructor can teach more about electricity in one hour than what can be learned in four years of government colleges... use, things like garden hose, to illustrate water pressure to be like voltage, water quantity to be like amperage, hose size to be like resistance... if a mind can think, then, the mind can then relate the firsthand understanding to all other things in Nature, including things like kinetics.
Yan: Interesting parallel to Alo's words... a few years ago, numerous graduates from a technical college could not make light with a battery, bulb, and wire... achieving mastery within an outsider school, does not require intelligence... it is another reason to not follow the outsiders' way...
Shan: Our children can make light like that very easily, because our children have played with flashlights, learned firsthand... literally child's play, and something that some outsider adults cannot do, not even when taught in their colleges?
Yan: Correct... it requires, thinking... government schools, do not permit thinking... only memorizing... conditioning children to be, mindless...
Morning Dove: Then that pretty settles any question about copying government schools.
Alo: It will take time, perhaps a few generations, to achieve a fullness of the desired results, but, when the results are seen, then, the community will be bright... the children, bright... and have happy faces, with eyes that have life behind...
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