Schooling is Fishing

BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Okay, now would be a time to divert your child’s gaze to this collection of words…I’ll give you a quick second. Yes, that means you, Marge. Done? Okay.

school              School is boring. It’s always been boring and it’s always going to be boring. At the end of the day, you’re never going to use most of the information and processes learned throughout your entire school career. We parents know this, and we also know that we must perpetuate this lie to our children for the betterment of mankind. But it isn’t the first time we’ve deceived our children, right?

The fact is, however, schooling is fishing. What teachers are doing is dangling a taste of the various fields in which children may choose careers and hoping it will spark at least a modicum of interest. So we, as parents, must stress to the little versions of us that yes, Tommy, it’s vitally important that you discover what X is and that it may or may not be a real number. And yes, Tammy, you need to know exactly how igneous rocks differ from sedimentary rocks as the future of your family’s health depends on it.

Besides the whole social betterment thing…our sons and daughters must go through what we went through…just out of spite, right?


Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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