I am always following TED and TEDx talks on YouTube, and this one came across my feed the other day. I watched it, and was, for the first time in quite some time, hopeful for our younger generation of people. This young teenager captured an audience at a TEDx talk in Nevada, as he shared his philosophy on what’s most important in life, how education should be structured, and how he has been busy hacking his own education to create the lifestyle he desires. This video is about how a 13 year old kid hacked the education system.
Little did I know, the video eventually went viral all over the internet. The education system is a hot topic among many generations today. As America falls farther and farther behind dozens of other countries educationally, and as many college graduates enter the workforce totally unprepared (and jobless), people are beginning to question the effectiveness of our system. I have personally been questioning the system ever since I gained entrance to junior high. It never made sense to me that we spent over a decade of our lives learning information that will mostly be deemed useless in real world application. Concepts like relationships, financial management, investing, speaking, networking, balance, and influence are never discussed, let those things rule our lives.
I appreciated this talk because it inspires me to believe that a small revolution may be brewing in our youngest of youth. Perhaps they too are questioning the system, and will begin to demand reform. With all of us watching this video, sharing it, chatting, and influencing, we can create a system that encourages creativity. (If you haven’t seen one of the most popular TED talks in history, Do Schools Kill Creativity?, you should absolutely view it here: Video: Do Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson.
Hope you all enjoy the video by this young man. It should give us a better vision for the future.
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