The Thinkery is a developing education program currently being lead by Raymond Wharton and Matt Holzapfel; our goal is to develop educational practices for reskilling Americans for the economic challenges of the present, the infrastructure problems of the near future, and the sustainable life we hope to be aimed toward; and turning these skills toward the work of preserving and adapting our cultures intellectual history into the future.
Friday, November 23, 2012
This is What We're Taught
This is what we're taught By age two or age three We work hard in school Go to college to get a degree
And that degree will Tell the world who we are Or who we are trying to be for society While our dreams float among the stars
We get a job, build credit, Buy some debt, save up, buy a car, Because possessions apparently Reveal how successful we are
Eventually we might Even buy our first house Meanwhile, we meet people, go on dates Until we choose to make one a spouse
We get married, settle down, Get a dog, have some kids We love them, raise them, and tell them to “Attack life, do it better than we did”
And this is our life Pressured and planned out before we start How much say do we really have In becoming who we are?
How might one break the status quo And walk away from all one has ever known?