I have questions. I always have questions.
There is an issue with public schooling. Why, in this country, is it set up to fail? I’ve heard a bunch of different reasons over the years. They range from lack of parental involvement, poor teacher training, students deemed incapable of learning, the post traumatic stress students are under due to the war zones called neighborhoods that they reside in. I don’t necessarily consider myself a conspiracy theorist, but as I spend more time in the system, my hypothesis is proven time and time again. I don’t know if this was the original objective of the public school system or if there were masterminds who said, “let’s sabotage schools to obtain world domination!” Here are my thoughts, if you’re interested.
There is a such thing called “social stratification.” The upper class must maintain a lower class in order to remain the upper class. Because of this, society has to produce a lower class. It cannot be called, “Lower Class Production,” so it is masked as law that serves as a double edged sword; designed to seemingly advocate yet subtly assault, simultaneously. People are needed on the floor of retail/department stores to make its owner the wealth needed to maintain his/her upper class status.
What becomes the deciding factor for your social stratification? Some will argue race, gender, inherited wealth or lack there of. I argue that the deciding factor is mentality. I do not negate the legitimacy of the aforementioned factors, but I believe mentality is a factor commonly overlooked because the root of mentality digs up a history of effects that have yet to be dealt with.
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you won’t;
If you like to win, but don’t think you can, It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost; For out in the world you’ll find Success begins with a fellow’s will It’s all in a state of mind.
For many a game is lost Ere even a play is run, And many a coward fails Ere even his work is begun.
Think big and your deeds will grow, Think small and you’ll fall behind; Think that you can and you will; It’s all in a state of mind.
If you think you are out classed, you are; You’ve got to think high to rise; You’ve got to be sure of your self before You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later, the man who wins Is the fellow who thinks he can.
I am only scraping the surface here. There is more to come. Soon.