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We can go to school to learn how to be anything we want, except ourselves. amirite?

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@Thatoneduderyan so true

It's quite ironic, the more I think about it.

@Alixkast It's quite ironic, the more I think about it.

It's by design. You can't be a cog in the wheel if you're too autonomous. Hello little child, would you like some debt? Buy a house, go to college, work work work. Give me all your money

@Achilles982 It's by design. You can't be a cog in the wheel if you're too autonomous. Hello little child, would you like some...

That's what I'm wondering - whether it's something we're taught, or if it's just part of the human condition. Not sure how it could be proven one way or the other.

@Alixkast That's what I'm wondering - whether it's something we're taught, or if it's just part of the human condition. Not...

Good for you! For having these very important/ lifer changing questions. Don't fall into the trap. It's all a trap

Nah, someone told me Hogwarts isn't real.

Yes because the ladder cannot be taught

@Thenaturelover Yes because the ladder cannot be taught

Ya, it really can't. Which is amazing, when you consider everything else humankind has been able to accomplish. We can put a man on the moon, but we have no idea how to teach him to be himself.

@Alixkast Ya, it really can't. Which is amazing, when you consider everything else humankind has been able to accomplish...

Could you imagine if we somehow managed to institutionalize this area though? It would be kind of terrifying if you think about it.

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@Kionix Could you imagine if we somehow managed to institutionalize this area though? It would be kind of terrifying if you...

It wouldn't surprise me to eventually see it being done, with how crazy things are anymore, but ya, that would be scary.

That's why you take fine arts and humanities

@Tuggspeedmen That's why you take fine arts and humanities

There's still a large difference between learning about yourself, versus learning how to be yourself.

@motorbikemilly You've clearly never been in fine arts.

No, I've never studied fine arts, but I looked it up just now and nothing I'm finding says that studying fine arts teaches people how to be themselves - to explore and better understand the human condition, yes, but nothing about teaching you how to be yourself.

Well yeah. The entire point of school is to turn you into a functional member of society

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