Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine

What Do You Call Higher Education?

By Clarkkent07 @lpatterson1017




My Son…


I am not one to speak on education.. but when I wondered about the youth of our world I had not seen the pattern of what makes a educated person possible to make it big within our world.  What can be found from this is the love you place inside of what you are in love with doing.

We teach all things in experience. you can’t teach a child about something if you are consistently telling them they need a higher education to be someone. I can see the point if you are out there doing something that would probably need to be taught.  Example a Doctor, a Scientist, etc.  Yet it does require a exuberant amount of love to be in love with doing this.

My son who I recently posted the dream was inclined to leave school because he said to me Dad…  “I am going to school to get a degree and then when I get out with the unemployment rate such as it is.. what will I be able to do? I will have this large bill which I will have to pay back to the government who gave me the money to go to school yet they will not make sure I have a good paying JOB(Just over Broke) to pay it back.”

“What will I be able to do? what will be available for me?  How am I going to leave my mark in a career and support my family that I will have to wait for until I am 30 years old to pay off all these loans?”

How do you respond to that? How will you respond to that?  What we have done with education is this very thing.  If you are in elementary school you learn basics of all the things we should learn as it is our right.. but what about after?

What we teach in history keeps us repeating it.

What we learn in literature no one really speaks it.

What we learn in math should be pointing to the very thing that has us in this mess we are in cause we are going to have to learn math to realize how much we owe and how we will survive.

We do learn social skills that may or may not keep us sane to work with others to earn a paycheck. Yet are we really making momentum on what is going to change this world? We continue to pay for school when this should be a right of passage to be free to make the changes you can in the world.  I know I am far off. Yet the education you pay for year after year in taxes does what for our children? In your lifetime whether you like it or not depending how much you make, you will pay as much as 25% of what you make to learn something you will seldom use.  Yes I said it correctly.  Yet remember that all statistics are 90% made up.

We have some of the most wealthiest people living in our country yet it would seem that they didn’t go any further in education than most of us went though in high school.  All of them having some school.. have one thing in common.  The experience of this existence and being able to use that with love to make it to where they got to.

How do you tell your child that they need something that everyone who has made it has not done or you to point to them?

I know this topic was not something I couldn’t let go without writing about.

So I am going to say this to you my son.


I don’t know what kind of man you want to be, or what type of experience you will need to have to obtain the place you will feel that it is all worth it. I do know that I love you and feel that this love will extend your life to places you will always be able to reach. I will always give you what ever strength I have to obtain your dreams. Even if I am gone tomorrow, I will always be in your heart that I know you have within you.  Your dreams are not done, and are not to be defined by any person, place or thing.  You decide what your existence is. You decide how you will touch people in your life and not in your life.  Know that everything I am, will not go unheard to find you no matter how far you go.  Your being is why I am.  You always have been the man I wished to be. You will always be my hero.  Not because you can do all the magnificent things that you do. But because your heart has given my own heart it’s strength to beat stronger than it ever has!  For me I get to experience this existence in bliss because I am your father.  I am so lucky to have a love from a child such as you. You have given me my own strength to forgive myself for not being awake sooner. I know this may not give you an answer about why education.  I do know that whatever path you will take in this life with or without it you will change the world!

In a world very few wealthy people on the planet I get to be a part of that cause I get to have more than wealth because of your love.

I am proud of you my son!  I always will beyond forever!


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