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The negative aspects of overthinking

Even if known by many, the negative aspects of overthinking is ignored in the practical life. Doubt is an interesting concept. It is extremely important to practice doubts , it give us the capacity to evaluate the reality we are living in. From the other side, it is one of the most dangerous threats to our self-esteem. I have been raised in a western culture, in which I’ve been explained that if I cannot explain something it is probably wrong, or even worth, only in my head. This kind of thinking is attached to the evolution of the scholar philosophy of the western culture, in which everything need to be proved, calculable and explained.

To maintain a healthy social order, it is important that a certain line will be created between fiction and reality. But taking this philosophy into extreme practice, is dangerous as any extreme. Life and the universe are working without the need to explain itself, it just works. Humans are not so different, the majority of our activities are done without our need to think, control or explain it. We are breathing, moving seeing, waking up, falling asleep and digesting automatically. Remarkably, action that in the first place require awareness and concentrated, pass to the category of non conscious after a basic mastery is achieved. Good examples for it will be driving, cleaning, playing motor games, riding bikes, walking, talking a new language etc.

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Almost everything we are doing in our life is kind of automatic and do not requires our thought or awareness. It is working extremely good by itself. In many cases, the moment we start thinking about things, is the moment the problem starts. Countless time in my life, I have witness it on myself. coming to think about it, the only moment in which life requires from one to be aware of the automatic actions is normally when things are malfunctioning.

The human mind is fascinating and complicated. Our thought and mind are very powerful. We can think about things we never saw and be concerned of things that never really happened. One does not require the proof of researches to know, that over thinking can create the problem from the first place or make a small problem become bigger. In fact, it is safe to say that the majority of the problems an individual living in the west started in his own mind and not oppositely.

Over thinking is a disease. It takes away all of our free time and creativity.There is many things in the life we already know but cannot explain, as we never have the need to explain it. The moment we try, is the moment it becomes complicated.

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Our need to explain everything and find “a source” or “a part to blame” comes for our educational system. It is based on our need to control everything around us and find logic in our own existence. My grandmother always told me, “it is important to understand the unknown, but dangerous to be over occupied if no answers exist”.

An education that teach the population to believe they cannot and do not understand the majority of what is going around them, is making them weak, confused and depressed. Each one of us is doing find without thinking about it to much. Mistakes will be done, failure will appear and many questions will not be answers. Overthinking never works, if you know the answer from the first place, you have it. If you cannot explain something, it doesn’t mean you don’t know how to do it.

We need to believe in ourselves and our intuition, it is how we managed to survive for thousands of years. Overthinking is a habit. As such, it is us that decide to practice it and maintain it as part of our life. How long have you spent over thinking in your life? Did overthinking ever made you miserable?

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Into the numbers – Teachers income Vs. market average income

It is time to concentrate in the teachers income. As I mentioned in a previous conversation done in the subject of “constructive education“, to promise the creation of a better education system, some fundamental changes are required.

Education is a big and complicated subject. For the sake of promising a real and countable change, the field of education need to be seen as to two different branch, that require separate reforms. The first is related to the fundamental ideas behind education and the second is related to how we are passing the information to the young generation.

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The education of our young generation, is done by teachers in public and private institutions around the world. It is a demanding and exhausting profession. It requires constant concentration, patient, self-motivation and belief in the cause. To maintain such a capacity for a long period (more than 30 years), a system of rewards is needed.

In the case of education, except the obvious reward related to the self satisfaction of taking part in helping kids and adolescence growing to become a better version of themselves, I find that two other reward systems are needed for the sake of promising that the right term are given to teachers during their career. A fair amount of respect from the parent and a good income.

The salaries of teachers is a problematic subject. It is not a secret that the wages of the educational sector are low or insufficient to one life. As you will see in the list bellow, the subject requires a serious reform worldwide.

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The list above compares the average salary of a teacher to its local market in 28 countries. This information represents the statistics of 2015. I did not manage to find more recent statistics, but I’m sure no big difference have been made.

As you can see, in the majority of the countries the salary of a teacher after 10 years of experience, is lower than the average income of its country of residence. Only 8 countries are giving to their teachers a salary that is at least 10% higher than the national average. Not having enough income, is without a doubt a good reason to lose one patient or lose motivation.

The job of teaching our young population is one of the most important jobs in our societies. I truly believe that teacher should get higher salaries. It’s incredible to know that advisers, bankers, sales person and politician get higher income than teachers.

There is many ways to free funds for the sake of increasing teachers salary. for example, we can lower the politician salaries or increase the profit taxes for cooperation’s that are doing big profits (many companies exists). Those are only two out of many ways that are available for the sake of creating such a change in our current economy. It is a matter of prioritization of our government and our society.

For the creation of a better educational system, a change need to be done not only in the philosophy of what we are teaching the young generation. A parallel change need to be done in the way we approach and evaluate our teaching sector. Those are the two polls holding our educational system. fixing one without the other will not bring us the result we are searching for. Our future is in the hand of our young generation. Their future is determined by the educational system of our days. Is there something more meaningful and important than that?

Please share with me your opinion. Awareness and open conversation are the key for the creation of a better future.

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Information taken for the following sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage

https://data.oecd.org/eduresource/teachers-salaries.htm