Educated Into Complacent Stupidity

Europe’s Young Grow Agitated Over Future Prospects

There are basically only two types of people in this world:

1) Those who do what they want
2) Those who wait to be told what to do

The tragedy is that too many of the first engage in illegal or sociopathic behavior to the detriment of everyone.

The tragedy of the second is that they deserve better.

The above New York Times article describes a well-educated and young woman who can’t see anything in her future but the second choice: Tell me what to do. Give me a job.

There is something wrong with all of society when people who have been educated and who have talents (she speaks five languages!) see only a slot and obedience as their future and their place in society.

All of you out there with your fancy education and unique skills who can’t see any income prospects: Agitate for change. You have the time on your hands. Fight for your future.

Create some action instead of just sitting there.

No one is going to do a damn thing for you.

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2 responses to “Educated Into Complacent Stupidity

  1. Janet

    Our education system is a model that makes us good, obedient worker-bees, and people that dare to color outside the lines are reprimanded. It’s a waste that so many people don’t know that they have choices, the most important being the one to use their brain and their God-given talents.

  2. bobh

    Your division of people into two types is feable-minded.
    You assume that 21st century humans have more control over their actions than truly exists.

    If your father made a decision to “do what he wants to do”, and started to follow his dream of being a prime minister, he’d be a fool. And your life would have been negatively impacted. Also, if someone works as a ship-builder for ten years, then gets laid off, should they just go back to medical school?

    People react to the conditions they find themselves in. They may plot out schemes to try to control the future, but those schemes work so infrequently as to be statistically insignificant.

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