I’m sure we’ve all been asked the question as children：“what you wanna be when you grow up.”
Adults want to hear about a promising career, such as doctor or astronaut. As if they automatically think of our future as happy and healthy, but will life and learning turn you into a happy person? Does school make “learning to be happy and healthy” a priority? Obviously not. It is separate from schools. And for some kids it doesn’t exist at all.
I am not really understand that why is being happy and healthy not considered education? Like Dr Roger Walsh saying that the most of education is oriented- for better or worse- towards making a living rather than making a life.
As I write this I am reminded of a video I saw earlier on the topic of “ Schools kill creativity.” The speaker’s message is that creativity is as important as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.
This video has been seen by 200 million people, including the mother of the narrator of this video. Almost as a result of this video, his mother made a seemingly crazy decision to get her son out of a traditional school. The little boy now looks back and is very grateful to his mom for making such a decision because he loves skiing and loves a skier with a hacker’s spirit. It allows him to constitute an educational system of his own, which included healthy, happy, creativity and a hacker mindset. He calls it hackschooling. He experienced with lot of other things, did lots of community organizations. It made him realize the focus was community and helping each other. “learning to be happy and healthy” allows him to be a creative and conﬁdent person. Hence, I think learning how to be happy and healthy is heartily necessary for all of us.
Why I choose this video?
Since when i was young, my relatives often asked me what I most want to do professionally. I didn’t know how to answer, and I still don’t. I’m not sure if my thoughts will change in a few years. I also thought seriously about what I wanted to study for. So, I chose this video to answer the question of my childhood.
What did I get something new from this video?
Priority: Playing basketball wasn’t high on my list of priorities .
Separate: we each have a separate bedroom but share a toilet.
Oriented: Magazines oriented to the business community.