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  • 2013-04-24 @ 05:36:34

    I had seen this and began typing a reply. Disappointed that it wasn’t turning out how I wanted it to, I deleted everything and moved on to the next page. The next one happened to be this article:

    I’m not sure that I’ll be able to say what my reaction was to this video was exactly so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    I feel as if in our society, we strive to make everything “equal” so that we can put a value on it. This all started when the Colonists came over and exploited the resources of the Natives. Beaver pelts used to be traded for valuable stones until money became involved. Since money is more uniform, money was the way to go. In the process, people began to value money as opposed to the conservation of beavers and their significance to their ecosystem.
    Fast forward to today, and we have a similar issue about uniformity. Having everyone take a test and stamping them with a value (test grade) ensures that any employer can take a quick glance and compare that candidate with another quickly. It’s similar to cows and their grade of meet. “Honey, would you like Grade A meet or Grade B?” “Let’s get Grade A, obviously.”
    In attempting to create a uniform method for quick distinction and analysis, we’re not only destroying creativity, not only lowing morale/self-worth, but also promoting a mentality of laziness where those who look at test scores to determine worth only look on the surface and no further. Perhaps a candidate with low test scores has a talent/skill that can’t be measured by a test. That person will be tossed by the wayside and feel useless. Perhaps a person (like myself) understands the content fully, but was never able to word an idea to the appeasement of the teachers. That student is screwed for the entirety of his/her scholastic career.
    I’m not sure what it’ll take in order for our society to realize the error of its ways, but videos like these give me hope that I’m not the only one traveling this way.

    I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

  • 2012-09-06 @ 06:56:00

    This sort of makes me upset. He’s said he’s searching for a better life, when I’m jealous of his. He leads a simple life where he can farm, and just enjoy the earth. I just hope he doesn’t force his curiosity onto others. A certain amount of curiosity is fine, but too much leads to a lack of appreciation.

    Zack Matere: Growing Knowledge