In our day when everybody loves school, and really will do all they can to have degrees, what do you think about a man (myself) who claims to hate school?
What could be the reason for my hatred for school?
Give me some minutes. I will explain.
But before then, it will be good to let you know that I was one of the best students to ever attend school.
All my Senior Secondary School I was the best student in Economics, Accounting, Government and Commerce, while I maintained significant positions in other subjects.
At the polytechnic where I studied Accounting, I was the only student in my class (of over 720) whoever got to distinction (first class).
Many people believed that I was a genius, but I ended up becoming an “enemy“ of school.
There must be some reasons for that.
I this tutorial, I am going to discuss with you some ugly things about school (which is the reason for massive unemployment and poverty) and I will tell you what you must do to overcome the effects of the harm school has wrought on you.
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- I Hate School Because School Brainwashed Us to Love Job
I know this is not the best place to start, but because this is the most armful evil school did for all of us, allow me to start here.
If you have being reading from us for a long time, you might have perceived that this is the prime reason why I hate school.
To me, it is stupid for us to keep on training our youths that the best way to live is to be an employee.
Why there is nothing evil about being an employee, (I said nothing evil, but there is something bad, you know) we cannot just maintain our continent and economy when all of us think of job as a way of life.
Nigeria alone (as at the time of writing this) has over 40 MILLION unemployed graduates, according to wikipedia.
This is not to talk about several other millions who are underemployed.
In my humble opinion, so many people in Africa today are capable of being successful business owners, but they were never enlightened or trained.
School trained them to look for job and that’s the only thing they know how to do.
I am an entrepreneur and I think I know what I’m saying.
Every day I see people who are more brilliant than I do, yet they are still living as slaves.
Though I grew up in a village, just like this;
And I spent my first one and half decades as a sickly boy
Today I own my company which operates from Lagos and transacts businesses in more than 13 states of Nigeria.
I’m an entrepreneur today not because I am better than most people.
I’m where I am today because I knew the way of entrepreneurship earlier in my life
If school had taught you how to start and make business successful, you’ll have done just that, easily.
So many Africans are smarter and more brilliant than Dangote, but you see, we are the victims of our early influence.
Why won’t I hate school?
Its brainwashes millions of people to love job, even though they could be successful entrepreneurs.
- I Hate School Because its Deceives Us to Think That Certificate is Education
I cannot stop being angry when I see people who are very proud of their decorated paper (call certificate)
There are so many people out there who are dumb and deaf (I mean they are ignorant), yet they will tell you, “don`t you know who you are talking to?”
Don`t you know I am a B.Sc holder?
In our world today, certificate = education.
What is my opinion about this?
It is stupid!
I left school as one of the best students and I never collect anything out of school (result or certificate).
Certificate, in its real sense, is a paper.
I don`t know those white-headed octogenarians who invented the idea of certificate but I know they cannot be really smart.
How can we judge a man by the paper he holds?
Certificate is not education, but because that is what school gives, people are proud of it.
The real education is in your head. Please read, 4 reasons why I hate certificate.
- I hate school because school taught us there is Only One Way to The Market.
I remember those days when some of us who are stubborn would have two or more textbooks for a single subject.
I remember how some of us would know what even our teachers and lecturers didn’t know, yet we would be afraid of scoring zero by writing a different formula or idea from what our teachers have taught us.
In the world of school, only one way gets to the market.
What your teacher taught you is what you must write back to her… or you face the consequence of your disobedience.
That was the reason someone like Thomas Edison was considered unteachable by the school teachers.
Did you ever consider the effect of this in our life?
It killed our creativity.
We grew up believing there is only one way to everything, one correct opinion to every discussion.
We have been conditioned to flow with normality and trends.
We have been brainwashed to accept status-quo.
We were never trained to think “how else can this be done”?
Do you know the negative effect of this?
We (especially in Africa) are not creators because we are not creative.
We are not inventors, either of products or of business ideas.
If you take your time to study the lives of great entrepreneurs from Rockefeller to Larry Page to Dangote, you will discover that they are creators.
The only way to be a creator is to think different from the crowd.
How can we do this when we have been trained by school that there is always one solution to any problem?
4. I hate school because we were forced to learn.
Learning is nothing but an interesting exploits into the unknown world.
How do you feel whenever you are traveling to an unknown city?
You are excited. You can’t wait to see those new scenes and people. Now, how did you feel whenever the thought of school came to your mind as a school child?
Hell, you hate to be in school.
I think that was the reason why Wooden Allen said, “I loathed every day and regret every moment I spent in a school”.
I was once a school teacher, so I know what I am talking about. Pupils in my then school would be fed up just after 2 hours of teaching them the junks of the day.
Some of them would tell me, “uncle, I am tired”.
You cannot tell your teacher you are tire. You must endure her punishment. Well, that was the reason why we never learn in school.
Learning should be a pleasure, school makes it a pain.
Who doesn’t really hate school?
Plato had said this thousands of years ago, “knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind”.
- I hate school because life is short
At a time in my high school, I wrote something above my classroom wall. It read “another day has gone”.
To me, it was a call to run. It was a call to be in a hurry. It was a call to remind me that life goes so fast.
An average man/woman spends 18 years in the classrooms and another 3-6 years waiting for results, searching for admission, serving his father`s land after school, etc.
How can we justify this waste if at the end of the day these people still ended up as employees … with another punishment of job or worse, no job?
I have friends who are employees.
I feel their pains.
I was chatting on Facebook with one of them yesterday.
He works like slaves, Monday – Saturday, on the job he hates.
Is that a life?
But he must continue doing that for 35 years.
The question I asked him yesterday was, “Can your children inherit your job?”
That’s the same question I’m asking you now.
Can your children inherit your job?
If after you work as an employee for 35 years you die, can your first son/daughter inherit your job?
If no, you have to think again.
As I told my friend yesterday, if I die now, my wife will continue making money from my business till the next 10 years.
That’s the joy of being an entrepreneur.
You build businesses which stand as asset for many years and decades.
Your children and grandchildren come to life to earn money from your labour.
Don’t be deceived!
Entrepreneurship is NOT as tough as you were made to believe.
As I told my friend yesterday, most of my friends work harder than I do, yet I earn more than them.
In my opinion, job is tougher than business.
But the problem is that, most people are not trained to be entrepreneur.
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