Education

Too little money for schools, too much for the military. Too little for projects of women, too much for the men’s games. Too little for public libraries, too much for religious houses. Too little for the care, too much money for the fight.
Sourires de Conakry - 27
title=”Sourires de Conakry – 27″ – photo by jmvnoos (= Jean-Michel VOLAT) in Paris, on Flickr, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com
related:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/09/schools_around_the_world.html

Education produces results.
Sometimes it is necessary to leave such a system,
to reach the land beyond those fences.
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1Saturday Morning2End of the Arirang mass game - Pyongyang North Korea
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3Miss Mouna smiling under her veil, Salalah, Oman4Die Deutschen
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1 – Little girl with father in bakery – photo by Will Wilson
2 – North Korea producing joy-dancers – photo by Eric Lafforgue
3 – Veil duty for women in Arabia – photo by Eric Lafforgue
4 – German boy focused on an uniform – photo by Giancarlo Rado
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15 responses to “Education

  1. Yes, you said nice, how sad for the human world this. Thanks and Love, nia

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  2. “Too little money for schools” (too few good teacher for schools; money doesn’t buy a good education, teachers do. I know the arguments about the pay, but teachers make more money than I’ve ever made, and I’m retired.)

    “too much for the military”. (way agreed! especially black ops military)

    Too little for projects of women (all projects, for men or women or children, for that matter, don’t necessarily mean they are good projects, and why single out women? To be politically correct?)

    too much for the men’s games. (too much for ALL games; women play games too, as do children and adolescents and wanna be adults)

    Too little for public libraries (agreed! also, too little use of public libraries since the Internet has taken over the world. They’re a dying breed.)

    too much for religious houses (yes and no; it depends on what they’re used for—if for show, like cathedrals, I agree. If they’re actually used for people’s benefits, then I disagree.)

    Too little for the care (not sure what you mean by this—care of what? Too much money is going into nursing homes and providing very poor care. They over-drug their residents to keep them under control. I see people sitting in their wheelchairs out in the halls with their tongues hanging out of their mouths and their head hanging down as though they had no spines to hold them up.)

    too much money for the fight (not sure what you meant by this, either. Some fights are worth fighting for; others are not, such as what our highly aggressive military is engaged in.)

    I love your thought process, though. I don’t expect you to love mine, but it is what it is. 🙂 As always, keep up the good fight.

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    • to focus at first on one topic:
      men’s games:
      I’m especially watching the increasing costs for FIFA soccer stars: millions for their transfer to richer clubs; or the increasing costs for prestige sport games in Rio de Janeiro, Qatar (soccer) – or Formula 1 racing events, America’s Cup high-tech battle of the billionaires etc. etc.

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      • I couldn’t agree more. The same with all professional sports, men or women, although I agree that women get the short end of the stick there, but that’s because not as many people watch women’s sports as they do mens’.

        We might throw in all the millions, hundreds of millions of dollars people throw down for cable TV, satellite TV so they can zombie out their lives with fake ones.

        If people put as much time into bettering themselves and their life’s situation as they do watching TV, or even being on the Internet, for that matter, it’d be a much better world, personally as well as collectively.

        What do you think?

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        • focus on criticizing “education” by Hollywood products (“satellite TV so they can zombie out their lives with fake ones”) – I’m always sad, watching, how the crowd is breeding about fake problems in fantasy movies – ignoring all the problems in the reality – what a waste of time!

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          • I’m afraid Hollywood “education” leaves much to be desired. And that’s giving it more credit than it deserves.

            I confess I occasionally watch Counting Cars, American Pickers, American Restoration, and, gasp, Pawn Stars. And throw in KC Royals baseball, and I have become somewhat zombified myself.

            We can extend fake problems to novels as well. I go through spells where I read a lot of fake problems and other spells where I don’t read nothing by non-fiction. It’s all mood-based.

            One of the problems of reality is that real problems aren’t reported by the news media, only watered-down versions, if at all. If I want to find out what’s going on in US I have to go to sources outside of the US. America’s news is so manipulated, the whole of it, with few exceptions, controlled by about five individuals/corporations. And everyone reports the same stuff, manipulated by AP, the source for everything outside of local news.

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            • you wrote: “One of the problems of reality is that real problems aren’t reported by the news media, only watered-down versions, if at all. If I want to find out what’s going on in US I have to go to sources outside of the US…” – the same problem in Italy (Berlusconi owns everything there) – or Germany, Turkey or Syria etc. = the chance for twitter and wordpress – for independent social medias …

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              • I agree. I get a lot of info from twitter. One of the best websites is http://www.naturalnews.com and Alex Jones, although I have a hard time listening to him very long. Even with these two, especially the latter, there is a certain amount of bias, but I guess if you’re going to get the bad end of the spectrum of the news, you’re going to get bias in that direction.

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  3. The short write up packs quite a punch! Really liked it 🙂

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  4. aljaja

    Hier ein “like” oder “gefällt” zu drücken, passt m.E. nicht wirklich zum Thema. Aber die kurze knappe Art bringt das Problem gut auf den Punkt. Mir kommt es, wenn ich in Deutschland fernsehe oder Zeitung lese oft so vor, als wäre ich ins alte römische Reich zurück versetzt worden: Brot und Spiele(= FIFA, UEFA, WM etc.) für das Volk und ein paar halbgare Nachrichten über die “Barbaren” und Hungersnöte in den Provinzen.

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  5. Very perceptive post…hope someone will get the priority right.

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  6. When a country’s hero’s become sport stars, pop stars and movie stars why should we expect anything different. Really sad in a lot of ways.

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  7. Amy

    “…too much for religious houses. Too little for the care, too much money for the fight.”, it’s depressing… but so true! I also agree with 45 spin. Thank you, Frizz!

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  8. And I bet that child is desperate to learn.

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