Freedom’s Just Another Word for Something More to Learn

Dangerous Children Master at least 3 Different Ways to Support Themselves Financially By Their 18th Birthday: And That is Just the Beginning

When young persons are confident that they can move skillfully through the world according to a trajectory of their own choosing, they have a freedom that is rare in today’s insecure times. A typical 18 year old with money and freedom will often turn to thrills, drugs, and decadence — as is common among children of the rich and is so typical of young actors, rock stars, and athletes. But to an 18 year old Dangerous Child, freedom represents the chance to start new businesses, learn new skills, and put more pieces of the world puzzle together.

When Dangerous Children live in close proximity to one another, the “skills density” of the area can grow to impressive levels. And the higher the skills density, the greater the resilience of a community. Dangerous Children are trained to network and to form ad hoc teams for dealing with exigent situations of all kinds.

The larger the resource of Dangerous Children available, the better the quality of training for newer generations of Dangerous Children. And Dangerous Children do like to procreate — unlike most educated and affluent moderns outside the Dangerous Children movement.

A Dangerous Child may move on in adulthood to become a plastic surgeon, an investment banker, a Senator, a nuclear engineer, a successful entrepreneur, a scientist, an offshore oil rig worker, or a member of a special ops team. If you begin your adult life as a competent youth with multiple ways of making a living, you tend to have more choices for the future than the average modern child.

The gift of competence is the most important gift that a parent can bestow on a child. Money and privilege are hollow without self esteem. And self esteem is empty without underlying competence.

Most kids in advanced societies are pampered, sheltered, and strictly segregated from the adult world of responsibility and challenge — until such a magical time as they are “released to the world.” But since they have never been challenged by real world responsibilities, they are almost never prepared for what they must face. Hence the large-scale return to parents’ basements, spare rooms, and garage lofts — and the spiraling levels of college loan debt which will never be repaid.

The aptitude for high intelligence and high conscientiousness is partially inherited. But aptitude — whether inherited or not — must be trained. If a child receives the proper training before the age of 8 — and if the training is reinforced through late adolescence — most of the latent potential for competence and conscientiousness can be tapped and brought to bear.

Children must learn to teach themselves at a rather early age. This ability must be enlarged and reinforced as they grow older, so that by the time a child is 18, self-motivated learning has long-since become second nature.

Critical and sensitive periods of brain development are important in the training of young minds. If children are taught multiple languages, musical skills, and the rudiments of maths and reading by the age of 5, their skills in these areas become natural and almost effortlessly integrated into the self.

But we are learning how to recreate and recapitulate sensitive periods of development in older, more mature minds — at least to a certain extent. We know from recent discoveries in neuroscience that the human brain does not stop making new nerve cells. The ability to make new nerve cells seems to correspond with the ability to continue learning new things.

That is why we say that it is never too late to have a dangerous childhood.

Still, it is by far the best for a child to begin learning to be a Dangerous Child when he is quite young.

The massive global trend toward dysgenic Idiocracy means that things are only going to get more interesting — in the Chinese sense of the word. HFTB. PFTW.

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3 Responses to Freedom’s Just Another Word for Something More to Learn

  1. Matt Musson says:

    If a person does not learn how to think, they will spend their
    entire lives working for someone else – being told what to do.

  2. jabowery says:

    The emphasis on practical self-sufficiency by age 18 is exactly right. For years whenever I’m approached by a Christian minister who wants to save my eternal soul, I pin their ears back against the wall about how the public school system has placed the burden on them to save their youth from becoming mammon worshipers, and that their failure to mobilize their congregations to provide their youth — particularly their young men — with all of the debt-free resources they need to responsibly sire children by age 18, they are in effect ministers of mammon. For some reason they give up on my eternal soul right about then.

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