CONSTRUCTIVE EDUCATION – THE FOUNDATIONS FOR A BETTER FUTURE . PART 2

As the Western society in the 21st century evolved attached to values of materialism, the need to own personal belongings for the sake of a self-image became an inseparable aspect of young generations. It can be observed in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and the need to feel control based on ownership of fashion item, cars and properties. The claim of properties as our own, under both individuals and collective is a false conception, bringing only misery and separation.

If the purpose of humans is to promote peace and prosperity, it is important to remove those falls conception from the mind of the young generation. The need and claim of proprietorship by the human race is partly, or in many cases wholly, the cause of all disturbance of peace on earth. An individual should be able to identify a place as his home, but should not fine in it a reason for pride or a reason to create destruction for others.

We are all coming from nature and sharing earth. We required a livable earth as any other living organism on this planet. We have enough land and resources to maintain not only the human race, but all its plans and animals as a whole. With the growing global awareness and the recent technological development, it is possible today to maintain a constructive ecological system that should benefit all the living on earth without the need to corrupt the land and the nature.

Ignorant and so called civilized person are claiming proprietary right on the communal properties of nature because they have detached themselves from the nature and its inhabitant. It is impossible to find neither happiness nor peacefulness detached from our source, which is nature. The enrichment and comfort achieved in the price of the enslavement of the rest of the population, is a symptom of a general behavior. Which slowly but surely destroy the nature around us and diminish the number of species and animal on the planet.

We are all part of earth and its ecological system, ignoring it will undoubtedly bring to the destruction of our civilization, our lands and our humanity. This fundamental idea must be in the roots of any educational system, as it affects the dreams, actions and decision making of our future generations.

Share with me your thoughts in the subject. Awareness and healthy conversation are the foundation for a better society!

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related posts in the subject:

https://backtoourselves.org/2018/02/18/constructive-education-the-foundations-for-a-better-future-part-1/

Violence cannot be fought with more violence – A fundamental lesson for a better future.

Following the events last week of the mass shooting in Florida that killed 17 people, many thoughts came to my head regarding the concept of violence, guns and personal security, as I believe happened to many. I’m not an American and I’m personally against violence or ware, as I believe it brings only more misery and hatred. So how come a country like the United State that is explaining to itself and everyone around that they are the leaders and protectors of the free world cannot understand the simplest principle of all – Violence cannot be solved with more violence.

This morning The US president Donald Trump has proposed that teachers at school should start to hold guns for the safety of their school. Such an idea is ridicule and mocking the intelligence of any good citizen searching for peace security. Lets pass on a few statistics, in America there is an average of a mass shooting every 2 months for many years. Moreover, Some 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured [those figures exclude suicide]. This is an Average of 36 dead A DAY!
We are so proud calling ourselves the free world. We preach for values as freedom and equality. We are explained by our governments that we sending our kids to fight in far lands for the sake of protecting those values. From the other side, the daily life is showing a different reality. A country that promote violence inside its border can not promote or lead a change for a better world. For sure not one that is searching to achieve peace.

VIOLENCE CANNOT PROMOTE PEACE, ONLY MORE VIOLENCE!

It is time we look in the mirror and start asking ourselves the right questions…Are we really doing everything to promote a better and safer future for our kids? Are we the cause or the result of the violence of those days?

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Constructive education – The foundations for a better future . Part 1

The world is changing. The development of the last 150 years has brought humanity to progress and evolved into a process called “Globalization”. The process itself is healthy, as it connects people around the world and promote a general consciousness that for the first time in history, can make us understand we are all humans sharing the same planet and fighting for promoting a better world.  Without any doubt, ideas of fear and separation are still broadly hold in the head of many. Which mainly reflect a mental stage that is no more relevant to the healthy and progressive evolution of the human race.

Our capacity to share and create ideas between people and cultures, are the main tools that brought us the progress we are enjoying those days in the West. Nevertheless, the main obstacle for the creation of a better global future hide in our education.

Individual and societies are a direct consequence of local education. It is of the educational system that construct the way of thinking in the mind of the young. And the same system that teach us how to read and react to the event of the outside world.

The education of those days, teaches the young to be terrified, full of guilt and hater. Contributing to their separation from their peers around the world, and doesn’t promote progress or a society that sustains individuals. As the world is changing, the educational system and its values should be closely observed. A change is needed in this system as well. From the other side, we should be very careful regarding how we change it, as it will determine the mental stage of our children and future societies. In the Book “Back to Ourselves” a proposal for the standard of a constructive education is proposed:

“Constructive education is an education that fundamentally gives an individual the tools needed to acquire information from all sorts, to appreciate and doubt the source of information in hand, and to develop his own conclusions while maintaining the general understanding of what he does not know.”

The hater and fear promoted by the media regarding immigration and different cultures is dangerous, as it promotes violence and separation. These feelings are easy to manipulate as they exist in many due to the malfunction of their society, due to a problematic government and concept as national debts that impose unproductive taxes on it masses. The need for a better education is needed.

Hating the hater or being afraid of violent movement that act out of fear of the other, is not helping creating better societies or a better world. The creation of strong individual holding the right tools for progress is needed, which in its turn will actively create strong societies. It is the key for a better future. The media should concentrate more in the problems of local education and less in propaganda of hater and fear.

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Related posts:

https://backtoourselves.org/2018/02/23/constructive-education-the-foundations-for-a-better-future-part-2/

Government became the new enemy of small business – Catalonia case study

The power of democracy is in its middle class. It is really quite simple and easy to understand. In a society in which a middle class does not exist, the division of the social order is dichotomic. Without a middle class the power of the elite to exploit the weak population is un-proportionate. In such a case, two layers of society will exist, a small group of self interest, riches and a majority of the poor. The principal of democracy which encourages freedom and equality needs a middle class layer, promoting a social diversity which in its turn is in charge of monitoring the rich and granting a range of opportunities to the rest of the population.

A healthy middle class is constructed based on the concept of small business owners. An industry which I take big pride to be part of. When thinking about and looking at your neighborhood, hopefully, the majority of the diversity of an individual shopping is made in those small businesses. Those stores, not only protect the customers by creating a healthy quality and pricing competition. It also allows families to maintain themselves respectfully by doing something they like and, in many cases, believe in. Those small and medium businesses are the foundation of our democracy. They protect us from the tyranny of cooperation and allow a fair and enjoyable employment for a big part of the local population.

Following the economical crisis and the enlargement of the national debts hold by the majority of the European countries, the amount of taxes taken from small businesses has risen in a dangerous speed. The sales tax, employment tax, IRPF (in some countries) and social security are just a part of the taxes that are imposed those days. All those taxes are taken aggressively and automatically from smaller businesses. The effect of those taxes, affect every aspect of our society. It obliges the increase in the price for the final customer, it diminishes the salaries of the employees and in many cases diminish drastically the income of the small business owner.

Many will say that it is necessary and important to support our government, which is true. From the other side, if the government is not supporting the small businesses from its side, would it not be an unfair way of operating a society?

I happened to live in Barcelona, where a clear economical crisis is on its way. The political event of the 1st of October 2017 and its continuation (up to this day) has affected drastically all the small businesses. The amount of tourism dropped un-proportionally, the sales cycle of stores in the tourist areas dropped in more than 40% and the general investment in the last quarter of 2017 drop by more than 60%.

Nevertheless, the government, which is the sole responsible for all this mess, not only continue to take all the taxes it charges but also refuses to delay those payments. Many stores are closing around me and many people are starting to join the unemployment market. Which will diminish the purchasing of the local and will create in its turn more closure of stores and unemployment.

The government is killing the small businesses in that way, which is killing the middle class. Is it not time to stop paying for the mistakes of the cooperation and the politician? How many more signs are we looking for?

If the same is happening around you. Please share it. Only by sharing we will create awareness and only with awareness, we can create a change.

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