What Happened To Education?
A major change in education has taken place in the last 40 or 50 years.
Our teachers used to be people who acted primarily out of Hunting and Inventor Instinct. They were people who saw the bigger picture and could inspire and teach children to teach themselves.
As more and more leaders who act primarily out of Warrior Instinct cut the education budgets in favor of bigger defense budgets, our teachers changed. Slowly, those teachers who act primarily out of Hunting and Inventor Instincts, realized the bigger picture for themselves, and left education to find jobs which paid enough to support their own families.
These people were replaced by people who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct, because they will work for less. And people who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct will sacrifice their own needs for the needs of those children. Of course they will, they are instinctively driven to do so.
than our Hunting and Inventor Instinct.
We can only teach what we know.
And so these teachers will teach what is important to people who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct.
Specifically, that our children should try to get along with other people, that they should focus on positive things, they should avoid negativity and conflict, reject racism and not tolerate violence. Teachers who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct will shame our children about their anger instead of validating their feelings. They will remind them over and over about things that are common knowledge. And they will teach these lessons using shame, guilt and fear as motivators.
This does not prepare our children to invent great things, or inspire them to find their own paths based on their own internal desires.
Teachers who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct, cannot teach children to learn. Only someone who acts primarily out of Hunting and Inventor Instinct can do this.
So what effect does this have on our children?
Children who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct respond well to a teacher who also acts primarily out of Nurturing Instinct, because they are reaffirming the core beliefs of their Instinct. These are the most popular children in the class, aiding their teacher in shaming the others for not thinking and acting like them. These children are often the teacher's pets.
Children who act predominately out of Warrior Instinct will reject these Nurturing Instinct teachers. They will respond negatively to the shame, guilt and fear, and will become 'problem' children. In essence, teachers who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct are inspiring aggressive negative anti-social behavior by thinking that they are doing the opposite. But, since they have no awareness of their own behavior, they have no clue that they are actually setting up a segment of our population to have problems with authority for the rest of their lives. And, that they are fostering the Warrior Instinct that motivates the behavior that causes the most problems for our entire species.
Children who act primarily out of Inventor instinct are uninspired and bored. They realize very quickly that their level of perception is greater than their teacher's, and their depth of perception is far deeper. They leads them to believe that their teachers cannot teach them anything. For this, they will be shamed by their Nurturing Instinct teachers, which simply reaffirms for them that their teachers are dumber than they are. These children emotionally check out and become social outcasts, for which they are judged negatively and shamed again. The cumulative effect is that these children are being set on a path of feeling like they don't belong for the rest of their lives.
With only four percent of human beings acting primarily out of Inventor Instinct, these children are few and far between. Unfortunately, these are the true geniuses of our species. But, their creativity and vision is not being supported. It is being crushed by teachers who cannot see it, and are not instinctively equipped to help them. These children feel defective and alienated. This leads to dropping out, not caring about education, using drugs and alcohol, and all sorts of anti-social behavior. For which these children will be shamed again.
Children who act primarily out of Worker and Gathering Instincts do the bare minimum in order to get through school, nodding and agreeing with their teachers as they go. These children are not the best students, but they don't fail either. They are be told that they don't 'apply themselves' enough. Those of us who act primarily out of Worker and Gathering Instincts account for over half of all human beings, including out children, so this is usually the bulk of the class. They shuffle through, quietly, never being A students, and are happy with a B or a C. They do what they have to do to graduate and then move on with their lives. They are not tardy, don't skip school, and they have no disciplinary problems. Even at a young age, these individuals are already taking everything with a grain of salt, and not sweating the small stuff, or the big stuff.
Children who act primarily out of Hunting Instinct quickly realize the situation and maximize it to their own benefit. Again, since only eight percent of the population acts predominantly out of Hunting Instinct, there are only one or two of these students in any given class. These children are self starters and undertake projects on their own. They usually don't need guidance or inspiration, they have been born born with it. These children sparkle and shine in their class, receiving accolades from their teachers. Their teachers try to take some of the credit for the work of these students, but those of us who act primarily out of Hunting Instinct do well regardless of who our teachers are, and what instinct they act out of. These children typically go on to higher education where they encounter teachers who also act out of Hunting or Inventor Instincts. These students are typically the ones who go on to earn advanced degrees in higher education.
And so, the outcome of having teachers who act predominantly out of Nurturing Instinct is: Most of the children just shuffle through, uninspired, and looking at the clock, counting the days to graduation. A few of them do well. One or two truly excel. Some develop negative attitudes and fight. Some feel lost. And so the statistics on education continue to fall because of the effects of our Nurturing Instinct.
continually fall behind nations that employ teachers that act out of Hunting and Inventor Instincts.
So what do we do about this?
Enter our Warrior Instinct.
Warrior Instinct drives us to use force to get our needs met. And so we try to force the statistics to rise by forcing standards on all of our children. But whose standards? The people making the decisions on standards of education are now people who act primarily out of Warrior Instinct and Nurturing Instinct.
Both of these Instincts drive us to try to manipulate outcomes.
by dumbing down the education of our children
to the level of comprehension of our Warrior and Nurturing Instincts.
By doing this our education system drops the overall level
of intelligence of our children below other countries
that are still teaching out of Hunting and Inventor instincts.
And yet, do we see this?
Because those of us who act primarily out of Warrior Instinct do not see our own behavior or the consequences of it. And, we believe we are right, even in the face of clear evidence that we are wrong.
And our teachers, who act primarily out of Nurturing Instinct cannot see their part in this failure, because they can only see their motivation, and are oblivious to the effects of their behavior.
And, they lack the specific Instincts needed to teach children how to learn.