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The connection between time and freedom – Part 1. Introduction

There is a direct connection between time and freedom. In the life we are living at the 21st century, the technological developments and the cultural routine has change the way we live. It brought many to live a life, in which the main occupation of an individual is based on a monotonic and repetitive cruel daily routine.

For most of us, the routing goes as followed. We are waking up around the same hour every day, going to work and taking a lunch. Coming back to our home, handling with some previous obligations and making some home assignment. Eating dinner and finishing the day in front of the television for the sake of letting our head rest.

For a small amount of people, this routine is enjoyable and satisfying. But for the majority of the people, after a short period of repetition, a deep feeling of exhaustiveness , boredom and even a small feeling of depression is starting to be felt. It is true to say, that life is a cycle. The days and night are cycling together with the seasons and with our need to sleep, eat and drink. But somehow, those do not affect us mentally as the daily repetition of our working habits.

Without any doubts, routines are healthy and allow us to feel secure. It allow us to plan forward and believe in the stability of a long lasting life. In the reality, our life are a roller coaster, which makes our life interesting and exciting. Without it, we will just live a linear life which is not worth living.

The connection between time and freedom
So how come some routines make us happy and some miserable? As it looks to me, it is all connected to the individual perceptive of time. Time, counted in hours, minutes and seconds is a dangerous concept if taken to seriously. It absorbs our mental freedom, chain us to a master that dictate our existence as it fix us in time. To make it simple, by accepting the concept of time, we become bound to a subconscious understanding of how much have past and how much we still have to go.

In the book I will publish next month called “Back to Ourselves”, I’m developing a conversation about how dangerous is to put to much important into details. Without any doubt, the time as we perceive it, fall under this category. The fascinating thing with time, is that after a short period of adaptation it becomes a fundamental instrument of our unconscious. An example for it, is our capacity to decide to wake up in a certain time, and then by magic we wake up in that specific moment.

I will write a series of post on the subject, in which I will develop the idea of the chain of time, show the direct connection between time and money in our society and the dangerous effects it have on our freedom. In this early stage of our conversation, it is important to understand that the tool of time, is an invention made by the end of the day, the a world that is counted in minutes and hours exist only in our head. As such, it create stress only when adopted by an individual.

Time, have a direct connection to how we perceive ourselves, earn our income and plan ahead. It’s in many cases, a reason for stress and depression if seen in the wrong way.

Please share with me your opinion. Open conversation and awareness are the foundation for the creation of a better future.

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Constructive Education – Part 3. What is a Depressive Education

The opposite of a “constructive education” is called “Depressive education”. In many conversation I had with people and from many posts I read around, it is safe to say that the majority of the people in the west understand that something is wrong in the education of these days. Many are trying to find simple answers to complicated questions and are satisfy with explaining themselves that the problem is connected specifically to the institution, the teacher quality, the size of the classes or the program itself. To be honest, I believe the problem is deeper and more serious.

All the causes written above, are symptoms of an old and sick philosophy. Which is no more relevant to our society, the future we are trying to build and the values we try to promote. This educational institution, cannot be called a constructive education. It do not promote the values the young generation need for the sake of creating a better future and do not give them the tools needed to handle with the complicated reality we call life. In the book I published called “Back to Ourselves”, a long conversation is done in the subject.

In my last posts, I mainly talked about the ideas of constructive education. To understand the fundamental ideas of an healthy education, we must make a distinction between the two kinds of education. We’ll call the two methods “constructive education” and “depressive education”. The concept of Constructive education, is the subject of all the rest of the posts. For now, let’s concentrate in the definition of what I call “Depressive education”.

“Depressive education” gives an individual the “absolute” and “unquestionable” truth, rather than tools to learn and question. In other words, depressive education teaches individuals what to think, not how to think.

A depressive education, will lead individuals to believe there’s only one reality and one truth. It dictates, that this logic should be applied, spread and reinforced on different populations. By teaching younger generations how things are and not how things should be done, we’re taking away their ability to think, create, and survive. A long period of depressive education will inevitably make society to view different opinions and qualities as negative, while believing that only the majority opinion can be right. This promotes fear and leads to separation between people and their neighbors, peers, and society as a whole.

Based on this definition, we can easily observe that today’s modern system is mainly depressive. Modern education preaches fear of strange and/or different opinions, materialism, self-concentration, social judgment, and reinforces an existing set of beliefs. It also ignores the growing paradoxes shown by day-to-day reality.

Depressive education - How to create a better world

The young generation in the West holds onto a philosophy of fear and terror, creating concern about humanity’s ability to create a better future for our children. My personal belief is, that a depressive education controls the Western world, and makes the younger generation feel that the rest of the world is less capable and advanced that Western society. In any standard this is not an education that promote a better future or one we should actively or passively support.

Please share with me your opinion. Open conversation and awareness are the main tools we have to stat a healthy social change.

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