Global Change via Dangerous Childraising
Emerging from under today’s youth cohorts of “angry little pixies” and building to future cohorts of Dangerous Children, will take time and effort. Contemporary youth and young adults are determined to “never grow up,” to never have children, to never take responsibility for their lives and futures, and to never willingly face real problems and accept the inevitable suffering of life in order to become competent members of a society of cooperating adults.
Dangerous Children Think and Act Independently
In contrast to the angry little pixies of today’s high school and college campuses, Dangerous Children do not require daily talking points or top-down directives from shadowy political activist groups. Dangerous Children think their own thoughts, make their own decisions, and act out their own plans to their own purposes and goals.
What Would a World of Dangerous Children Look Like?
Imagine a world of broadly competent people, everywhere you look. Dangerous Children master at least 3 means of financial independence by the age of 18 years, understand investment and finance, can start and operate multiple businesses, and have the equivalent knowledge of a college diploma before most of today’s perpetual pixie adolescents graduate from high school.
Dangerous Children do not require government handouts or entitlements for themselves or their families. What would the advanced nations of Europe and the Anglosphere do with the exponentially skyrocketing amounts of resources they currently spend on entitlements?
A society of Dangerous Children would require far fewer prisons, smaller systems of law enforcement, a fraction as many attorneys, and significantly fewer government bureaucrats.
A Dangerous Child society would also allow for the reduction in size of active duty military forces, since the US would naturally adopt a system closer to the Swiss or Israeli armed citizen force model.
Intermediate Preparation: Less than The Dangerous Child but Much Better than the Angry Pixies of Today
There are many approaches to educating and raising children which represent significant improvements over modern schools and methods — but are not at the same level of life preparation as The Dangerous Child Method.
Dr. Jordan Peterson‘s approach as set forth in his book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” and in his many online videos, provides one such intermediate approach to improving the preparation for life of children and youth.
Dr. Peterson’s team is working on a high school version of his “self-authoring suite,” for example. When combined with the use of Peterson’s “Understand Myself” software, the coming self-authoring suite for youngsters should provide both the child and his coaches/caretakers with an invaluable head start in understanding his own strengths, weaknesses, motivations, and most promising goals.
- The “Robinson Homeschool Curriculum” by Dr. Arthur Robinson, provides many excellent approaches to education at early and middle levels — not least of which are habits of self-learning that are instilled into children at an early age. In addition, youth who follow this curriculum are likely to require only 2 years of on-campus studies to achieve a 4-year bachelor’s degree.
- The Forest School system has been around for over 100 years, but is just now hitting its stride. Currently focused on early childhood education, Forest Schools have the potential to be expanded through high school at least, if not further.
- There are a number of colleges that provide educations tuition-free. Students work at various on-campus jobs for 10 to 15 hours a week in addition to a full load of classes.
There are also boarding high schools that offer similar programs, including some that provide experience working on farms or ranches — although not nearly as many such schools exist as once did.
- Tuition free online public schools. These schools often provide a wide range of class offerings not available at most on-site schools. If parents provide proper guidance — and teach children to teach themselves early in the process — such online schools allow children and youth to also develop many of the Dangerous Skills that are cultivated and mastered by Dangerous Children.
A society whose children are trained in such intermediate-style regimens of education and self orientation would certainly find itself better prepared to face the inevitable uncertainties of the world than current western societies find themselves.
Too many colleges and high schools are becoming glorified day care for perpetual adolescents, places of political indoctrination, and centres for the development of destructive habits.
In a society of Dangerous Children, there would be no such thing as “high schools” as we know them, and far fewer and far smaller bricks and mortar colleges and universities — since young people can learn everything they need in the humanities over the internet and via immersion travel learning. Dangerous Children 12 years of age would be far better educated than most of today’s high school graduates, and better educated than large numbers of college graduates — in terms of genuine real world applicable knowledge and insight.
Changing the World via Dangerous Childraising Takes Time
The process is time consuming because the value added to Dangerous Children is considerable. Raising independent thinkers and actors requires a far different approach than the factory-style public indoctrination systems and child-raising practises of neglect so prominent in western countries.
Over time, as citizens within the emerging Dangerous Society begin to evaluate the sharp reductions in public expenditures for entitlements, civil service salaries and pensions, justice system costs, and armed forces expenses, and overall rising levels of prosperity, it will dawn on most people that such an approach to changing society is very potent indeed, given the time and commitment.