… as the nomadic lifestyle continues growing in popularity, more parents are introducing their kids to on-the-go home schooling, or “roam-schooling,” in order to enrich their family’s quality time and monitor what their children are learning while granting their little ones the chance to explore the country.
“Every day we’re on the road is like a field trip,” Anna, who works as a photographer part time, said. “And the beauty of home schooling on-the-go is that we get to work through each lesson plan at our own pace. We can focus on subjects that intrigue our kids.”
She and Michael — who works odd jobs in construction when they’re on the road — spend four hours a day, four days a week, guiding their children’s lesson plans…On the Road to Living and Knowing
The mobile school does not have to be on the road. It might also be on the water, in the air, or eventually in outer space. Kids learn in multiple ways, not just from a textbook, a lecture, or a computer screen. There is no substitute for “being there.” Kids whose minds have not been exposed to a wide range of environments and distinct locations are being unnecessarily hobbled in terms of the future.
New York City dumbs down its entire school system for ideological reasons:
New York City will phase out its programs for gifted and talented primary-grade students in the name of “equality,” reports the New York Times. The group of kindergarten students currently enrolled in the special programs will be the last to be offered the accelerated learning courses.
The reason? Not enough black and Hispanic students are able to qualify for the program. So rather than offer accelerated learning to anyone who can qualify, the city is catering to the lowest common denominator.
It’s easy to blame race for the discrepancy. The tests are “biased,” we’re told. “Systemic racism” is a huge disadvantage for these children of color. Better to punish excellence by denying kids this opportunity — regardless of race — rather than highlight the absolute failure of New York City schools to educate all their children.
So rather than raise some of the kids to achieve heights of educational excellence, let’s throw all the kids into schools that are “struggling.”Governments Do Not Care About Children
A culture that disposes of its gifted populations out of short-term political opportunism is a culture steeply in decline. But then we have known that about NYC for a long time now.
Public schools are places for kids to learn to drink alcohol, use drugs, become delinquents, and learn a wide range of other dysfunctional behaviors. Universities, naturally, have become places for youth to go to binge, fornicate, learn to live at the expense of others, and to receive a world class indoctrination into lifelong uselessness and destruction.
Falling in Love Doesn’t Count If You’re Drunk
Alcohol is a very effective social lubricator, and many long and short-term relationships are formed on the foundation of common intoxication. Unfortunately, a meaningful exchange of relevant information — along with the capacity to process and integrate that information — is markedly impaired by excessive alcohol intake.
There are a number of alternative “social lubricators” that have been offered up in place of alcohol, including coffee, tea, and a wide range of legal and illegal drugs. Here is a list of legal alternatives to alcohol, some of which you may have not heard of:
- Kava kava
- Hawthorn Tea
- Red Bull
The list is presented without comment or recommendations, except to say that #3 Kvass sounds interesting. Here is more on Kvass:
Kvass is a traditional fermentedSlavic and Baltic beverage commonly made from rye bread, which is known in many Central and Eastern European and Asian countries as “black bread“. The colour of the bread used contributes to the colour of the resulting drink. Kvass’s alcohol content from fermentation is typically low (0.5–1.0% or 1–2 proof). It may be flavoured with fruits such as strawberries or raisins, or with herbs such as mint. Kvass is especially popular in Russia.Wikipedia “Kvass”
In my experience, the best alternative to getting high on alcohol or drugs is to get high on life itself. Falling in love is a very intense high, which if you are lucky and do it right can last for a very long time. Religious conversion can be just as intense for those who are inclined to that sort of thing. But life is full of intense experiences and pursuits which can occupy a person’s time in a constructive manner. I have mentioned meditation in the past, and continue to promote that activity for anyone who is serious about understanding himself or his life.
My latest incarnation of custom meditation is something you may not find in any meditation book. It is only for use in certain situations where mental energy is excessive for purposes of ordinary meditation. I call it “The Laundromat.” It is the equivalent of taking out your brain, throwing it into an industrial washer-agitator, then tossing it into a high speed/high heat industrial extractor – drier. It is not for the faint of heart. The things you may learn about yourself through this type of meditation can either make you or break you. Details may be forthcoming in the future, if I survive so long.
The process of imbuing a child with wisdom and competence is a lifelong process, best begun more than 9 months before birth. The most important years in a child’s life occur before the age of 7. But the educational years are also critical to instilling experience and competencies. The brain’s capacity for learning and processing begins to plateau and slowly fall off about the time it becomes thoroughly myelinated — between the ages of 25 and 30. Modern government officials should be treated very harshly for the way they waste the precious lives of youth in their schools.
The End of the World Will Not Happen All at Once
Disasters and collapses add instability, volatility, and fragility to the system, which can compound and cause further disruptions. Sometimes, unfavorable cycles on various fronts (nature and civilization) can also converge and generate a perfect storm.
It’s crucial to consider that and try to prepare as best we can for multiple disasters happening at once or in sequence, on various levels, collective and individual – even if psychologically and mentally. And if the signs are any indication, we’re entering such a period of simultaneous challenges.
Things are hitting the fan somewhere right now. Not in the overblowing media but the physical world: the Texas border, third-world prisons, gang-ruled Haiti, in Taliban-raided Afghanistan, in the crackhouse just a few blocks from an affluent neighborhood, under the bridges of many big cities worldwide, in volcano-hit islands.
There are thousands of places where people are bugging out, suffering, or dying of all causes at this very moment. If you’re not in any SHTF, consider yourself lucky. Be grateful, too: being able to prepare is a luxury.Dynamics of SHTF TEOTWAWKI
Whenever a criminally corrupt gang of politicians seizes control of the world’s richest and most powerful nation — as we see now in the Biden administration* — several things happen simultaneously to increase the levels of instability and fragility to global systems. The risks of things slipping out of control in a snowball fashion rise, and thus the need for ordinary people to prepare for disaster rises at the same time.