A Formal Education Does Not Mean Monetary Success
People have a lot to say about racism - which is a social construct that supposedly began in the 14th century. See http://www.isreview.org/issues/26/roots_of_racism.shtml and http://theredcard.ie/racism-a-brief-history/... But, what about class-ism? http://www.classism.org/about-class/ and http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr08/vol65/num07/The-Myth-of-the-Culture-of-Poverty.aspx. Classism is also a social construct!
I don't know how many times I have told someone that they can do something because another man did it (it has been done before - there is a precedent... This makes doing it repeatedly much more likely unless factors change. And those who are the most influential make sure that factors change) and they immediately think of their social or economic disposition. I have been guilty of this a number of times myself - so, don't get me wrong. We have to remind ourselves and each other because of the rigorous and aggressive programming employed and inputted into us by the architects of society.
“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” – John D Rockefeller
"Pre 1840: Literacy Rates High, Schools Predominantly Private and Locally Controlled
There has always been an agenda - yet, many (if not the majority) of the HS, College, and even University graduates end up with a fate similar to those who do not complete these grades - except for credentialing or credence or social acceptance by particular groups (which can sometimes work out to their monetary success).
“Never confuse education with intelligence.” – Albert Einstein
Many of these "Architects of Society" did not have a formal education themselves. Yet, in today's economic and social climate, you must meet the criteria of certain strata to practice law or medicine or even become a real estate agent. Ok... So, you will obviously do what you want - or so you think - all of you. Just do not group me using your profiling and criteria. I do not abide by the dreams and visions of men. I make my own to abide by.
So be it.
And so it is!
Without a HS Diploma
Without a formal Education
Without a College Degree
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Earliest Recorded Writing Systems
- Peter T. Daniels, "The Study of Writing Systems", in The World's Writing Systems, ed. Bright and Daniels, p.3
- Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon, New York, St. Martin's Press (2003) ISBN 0-312-33002-2
- Brian M. Fagan, Charlotte Beck, ed. (1996). The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press. p. 762. ISBN 978-0-19-507618-9.
- William G. Boltz, "Early Chinese Writing", in The World's Writing Systems, ed. Bright and Daniels, p.191
- David N. Keightley, Noel Barnard. The Origins of Chinese civilization Page 415-416
- Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature. By Dr Gwendolyn Leick. Pg 3.
- Peter T. Daniels, "The First Civilizations", in The World's Writing Systems, ed. Bright and Daniels, p.24
- Mitchell, Larkin. "Earliest Egyptian Glyphs". Archaeology. Archaeological Institute of America. Retrieved 29 February 2012.Now it's on you!