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

 Violence cannot promote peace. It is a fact. Following the events of last week, mass shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Many thoughts came to my head regarding the concept of violence, guns and personal security I’m not an American and I’m personally against violence or war. I believe it brings only more misery and hatred. So how come a country like the United State, that explains 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. Our society attached itself to values as freedom and equality. Our governments constantly explain us, that we are 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 – Part 1. Why do we need a Better Education

This article present the essence of a system required for the creation of a better educational system, which I call “Constructive Education. The world is changing. The development of the last 150 years, has brought humanity to progress and evolve into “Globalization”. The process itself is healthy, as it connects people around the world and promote a general consciousness. Which 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 the progress of our days.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 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. For the sake of promoting a better world, a change is required in the educational system.

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, which 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. 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. give one the capacity 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.”

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Overpopulated class room. Part of the symptoms of “Depressive Education”

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 mainly due to the malfunction of their society, problematic governments and the burden of an unproductive economical system.
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. The creation of such individuals, will inevitably 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.

In the next posts, I will develop the concept and start to show practical implications of “Constructive Education”.

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Constructive Education – The foundation for a better future. Part 2