The world is no longer the way it functioned 40 years ago.
A young man with an eighth grade education did not have to look far to find a job! As long as he could read reasonably well, and make basic calculations, had good character and a desire to work hard to earn a living, he could provide for his needs and the needs of his family.
Many of us look to education as the answer to financial freedom!
But it's no longer an eighth grade education that will cut the grade, and it's not a High School certificate, and in growing communities, it is not a basic college degree. The standard keeps rising! There are now more educated people in the world than there were 40 years ago, and more working people trying to eke out a living while competing with the convenience of technologies that can do the equivalent work of twenty people within one hour.
“There is more than one way to skin a Rat….
This is just one way out of many, but boy does it make sense!"
There really is a need to shift education towards practical applications to everyday life. Young people in under-industrialized communities should be learning about practical ways they can bring about wholesome economic and social growth or changes, in areas where there is need for further development. They live in their communities and more understanding of what they need, and the best ways to meet those things within a culture.
For example, young people should be studying how to harness self-sustainable solar energy so that their communities are not so dependent on importing oil. Students should be exploring ways to harvest clean water, in a safe sustainable fashion.
The educational model of learning, getting a diploma, yet having no practical skills to apply toward the community's viable needs is self-defeating.
Online education removes the limitations in what we learn!
One can learn nearly everything that is suited to personal needs, the needs of a community, and the talent and interests of the student. One is able to explore the world's information highway... and then carve out an appropriate path.
Education is still the path to financial and economic freedom.... but we are sticking to an old paradigm of education versus shifting with the times.
Are you ready to make that shift? What role are you willing to play, to make it happen? If you are reading this, you are able in very small and in big ways, help shift the learning paradigm... and directly and indirectly, give lasting impact on the globe.
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