The Myth of Progression | Educator, Educate Thyself
8 April, 2012 § 6 Comments
Somewhere along the way the human race has equated realizing the truth of the world around us with evolving into higher beings. We expect that we should be able to do more than the generations before us, so we do and can not understand why we’re totally exhausted all of the time, but instead of doing less, we take a 5 hour energy. We expect that we should be able to contain more knowledge than generations before so we idolize the renaissance man and the scientific revolution and set those men as the standard, and when we fail we lower the bar and the bachelor’s degree becomes the new high school diploma, while the Master’s degree becomes the new bachelors.
In the meantime, we continue to discover new ways to make our lives more convenient and pat ourselves on the back.