Finland has become well known for having an overall ‘high standard living’ compared to the rest of the world. In an Equal Money System, ‘high standard living’ will simply become Equal Life For All. By this we mean that every being will be born into a world wherein all support is given as a birth-right, regardless of any of the current perceived differences such as nation, race, family background, national economy or any other points that are creating/ enhancing the current social inequality in this world.
Finland’s example proves that a society that is regarding equality over competition thrives because the basic principles are understood: Equality empowers people = empowers a Nation, they understand that a nation’s backbone begins within the Educational System. When you have a system that inherently requires social inequality to keep its hierarchical structure in place – regardless of how this should go against all “constitutions”- an often large sector of the population is deliberately left behind, unable to afford quality-education; this means that what should be a birth-right is currently only possible to a selected few, leaving the rest having no option but to remain uneducated while only working to be able to survive in this world.
It is almost impossible to create a point of Equality in an Educational system that is based on profit, competition and general profiling to maintain different sectors/ classes in society with a limited amount of opportunities to upgrade their position in society. Finland’s example remains just as that, a nation’s implementation that will still place them above the rest of the world which is how nations/ economic blocks are able to then use such superior position to their advantage. Equality is then missed even within their internal consideration of equal-quality education, because they are leaving the rest of the world out of their equation.
Let’s look at the rest of the world.
Kids are born into certain families, certain countries wherein their choices will be defined/ limited by the inherent amount of money they are benefitted by. This is unacceptable, it is obstructing a being’s ability to live because of being born into a pre-configured world wherein not everyone is able to ‘afford’ quality-living which includes quality-education. Imagine yourself being born in a third world country where you get to know of all the benefits and thriving positions other kids around the world have, while your ‘choices’ for education are non existent, where education could even be something reserved for only a few that doesn’t include ‘you.’ This is still exiting in this world and it becomes quite obvious that we cannot continue accepting social disparity and polarization in the name of money/ profit/ greed with the nice tag of a nation’s economical standard in the world.
Education must Stop being a Product!
It’s been placed on the table how the existence of ‘private schools’ and ‘public schools’ creates a rift, a point of separation and discrimination that everyone becomes aware as soon as there is an understanding that higher costs = higher quality education. In America as well as in South America, private schools = good quality education, whereas public school means poor quality education – with their handful counted exceptions. Why have we accepted such differences as ‘usual’ and ‘normal’ if they are only based on money? Why would only a few get to be educated to become leaders while a vast majority is kept at a lower level so that they cannot possibly progress to obtain such ‘leadership positions,’ while being deliberately relegated and bound to a single limited outcome throughout their entire lives: poverty, slavery, many of them not even knowing what ‘going to school’ is like. This is certainly a crime against humanity, it is unacceptable.
Isn’t it an actual abuse toward ourselves as humanity whenever we deny each other the ability to have proper quality education, just because of the hidden-mechanisms (money) that define our access to it? We’ve made of education another product that is sold according to people’s budget wherein the result is poor people having poor quality education, while rich people/ people with enough money can have access to better education. Elitism is formed this way which is the source of general social discontent due to the obvious separation it creates, not only at an educational level, but in all aspects wherein the rest of your life will be defined/ determined according to the schools that you attended to. Such discrimination is not an option, it’s a reality according to how we’ve set up this current system based on profit where Education is also part of the game.
One of the greatest problems at the moment is teachers not being paid sufficient amount of money, which is forcing many to quit their jobs – even if they genuinely enjoy them – and getting a more profitable one – often becoming entrepreneurs – because they’re not able to keep up with their bills. This is a single sign of decay within the educational system and all because of lacking proper incentives for teachers to continue their labor. The same point applies for students the other way around – higher tuition fees are the cause of perpetual student-loans that end up being an endless debt at the end of your career without having any possibility to pay the money back, because there are no jobs available. No more endless debts because of Education.
Today we got to know that America is now around place #23 in educational ranks around the world – is this another sign that competition and a profit driven education is no longer working in this world?
Even the so-called quality-education in ‘prestigious private schools’ is still only focused on preparing children/ people to survive in a profit driven world.
In an Equal Money System there will be no need for such incentives, rewards or demands on higher wages and lower tuition fees because the entire system will have a set standard living that will be best for all in equality. This means that all will be equally empowered to the benefit of themselves and the entire world. Right now because of us existing in separation in the form of nations, cultures and economic blocks, it seems like the current order is ‘unchangeable,’ but it is actually a matter of understanding that if we want to prevail as humanity on this world, we all have to consider implementing Equality as the basic principle in our educational systems. What does competition brew? Further fight for survival wherein no one learns how to collaborate with each other for a single outcome that benefits everyone involved.
‘Divide and conquer’ has been part of the current system. Hence the key for this is getting money/profit/ survival out of the equation and considering the actual opportunity we have at hand to create a system that works in equality for all, where money becomes a single accountability tool for what we will already know is our responsibility.
Education is the indispensable first step each individual takes on to understand why Equality must be lived/ understood as a living principle to create Social Equality at all levels in our reality. We begin with ourselves by understanding how we have created ourselves in consideration of all aspects that we participate in our day to day living. Each individual’s life is taken through a process of self correction to learn how to live as Equals and eventually become part of the support to assist and support others to do the same – that’s the Equality point in application until everyone is ‘on the same page’ so to speak.
For this, we all require to educate ourselves first and the current educational systems are still flawed and immersed within the capitalist system, still having money as the ‘driving force’ behind it from any angle you can see it. Therefore, a never before seen process of education at an individual level must be taken into consideration before continuing trying to implement solutions without looking at the basic principles that must be considered as a premise to the creation of an Equality System. We are already doing this at Desteni and the Desteni I Process which are the ways in which us human beings can correct ourselves to be genuinely caring for ourselves, this world and everyone in it as Equals. Concepts like Self Responsibility, Self Honesty, Self Correction become the key points to live by as a process of re-educating ourselves to consider the current problems we are facing in our reality and see the common sensical solutions that can be implemented once money stops being a limitation for it. We can only conduct a change from the root by beginning with ourselves.
Education is a pivotal point in the Equal Money System and is already part of our political agenda being walked by several beings – including myself – that are already proof that it is possible to change the current ‘human nature’ that has created this current system of social hostility and economical disparity. Thus, the solutions placed here stem from this process of self realization in terms of understanding how Equality must be implemented in all ways within the system. It is only through implementing Equality as the living principle in this world that the entire world – not only a few nations – can thrive and become that which we have always desired our lives to be.
Choices of education will be one and equal: the best possible. It won’t matter where in the world you’re born in, you’ll be equally empowered with tools that allow you to take self responsibility in this world effectively, while learning ways in which we can contribute to enhance our living conditions in a world that will no longer be based on survival, profit and elitism. We are already learning how to cooperate and coexist with each other, working together for a single outcome that will not be for further empowerment of nations against each other or as a form of competitiveness between individuals, but will always be based on what’s best for all,
Imagine how cool it would be to not have only ‘teachers’ as the ones with the responsibility to educate children, and instead virtually anyone could support children/ others in common sense. This is actual equal-empowerment, which is what Education should be at the end of the day, not only limited/ confined to classrooms and teacher-student relationships, but lived in any activity/ task that we participate in.
Info taken from: Partanen, A.. "What Americans keep ignoring about Finland’s school success." The Atlantic.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 5 Jan 2012. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/what-americans-keep-ignoring-about-finlands-school-success/250564/.
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