Hello and welcome,

I  apologise for not keeping up my weekly Post schedule. The reason is that two weeks ago my computer decided to die.

My friendly computer guy found over 300 viruses and a ruined hard drive. I had been thinking regularly over the last two years, “I have my Virus Protection etc, everything should be great”! I thought wrong! I did nothing and I caused myself some frustration by not doing something about it!

I now think, “ Whatever safety stuff I have on my computer it will never be enough to keep out those scum bags whose every day thoughts are “Let's find a way to steal other people's money, information or just be a pain in the ass"!

I have already done something about it using the advice I learned from my computer man. I have changed, and, "I will continue to  change,  my passwords to all my online accounts on a regular basis". I have also purchased ant virus and anti Malware programmes.

Post starts here.

If you think, at age 16, “I've finished learning”. “I'm fed up with education”. “ I never want to read another book again”. You blew it and wasted the years between then and now, of your living, breathing, learning life!

Normal formal education was not really interested in you, the person, it is only interested in passing on specific kinds of knowledge that it wanted you to learn If you didn't do this very well it considered you as, unintelligent, thick or lazy.

The main problem with traditional education is that it only offers what it considers to be of value. OK, we all need to know a reasonable level of Maths and English, but many of us are not at all interested in, Geography, History, Chemistry, Art, Science, Drama etc.

Radical or what!

I believe that it should be possible for some children to 'opt out' of education at age 10. Then be able to 'opt in' again when they are ready to learn and know what they want to learn.

I should know!

Learning in school is offered at the wrong time for many children. It's not totally the fault of those who hate school and never take advantage of what is on offer.  “Youth is wasted on the young”. In some cases so is education.

However, just because you've left school does not  mean that you should stop learning!

The most important liberating and empowering subject you can learn new knowledge about is,  you and how to be a better you.

Once you leave formal education you should be the 'subject' that you get to know and understand. Knowing about YOU is the most personal and empowering education you can ever undertake. Because, until you do know about you, you will never be able to overcome the things you don't like and improve the things you do like, about yourself!
I left school aged fifteen with no formal educational qualifications. My Dad had wanted me to be a doctor. I didn’t know what I wanted to be!.

My measured IQ at ten years old was well above average at, 120. But I wasn’t interested in school, education, sitting behind a desk listening to loads of gobbledygook from people (teachers) who wanted to teach me what I didn't want to know. Nothing against them. It was me! (You’ll find out why I write this later).

So, at age eleven instead of attending a Grammar School and possibly going to university, I went to a 'Secondary Modern School', the 'school for failures'. I left with no educational qualifications when I was fifteen years old.

My opportunity to 'do well' in life was at an end. ????????????

I accepted this for around ten years. Then one day I thought, "I'm not stupid, I had just not been 'interested in learning' during my school days".

Fast Forward!

At age 25 I thought ”I can and want to be better than this”! So I studied after work at evening classes and gained the necessary qualifications to enter university, at age 32. At age 38 I gained an Honours Degree, which academically placed me in the top 5% of the population in the UK.

I entered the teaching profession and taught in a Sixth Form College for 22 years. I was given the task of initiating and developing courses that allowed pupils who had failed their exams to continue their education and create foundations for a better life.

So my thought ”I can be better and do better”, (in 1968) led me to 'do things' that made me somebody who encouraged and enabled many others to do better also. All of my students went on to experience improved career and life prospects.

I take some credit for their development but basically it was their thoughts of , not giving up, to try again, to continue to learn and to, do something about it, that enabled them to make progress in life

Look, if you are reading this and you are still breathing, which of course you are, then please, please, please DO NOT accept that your 'learning life' is over.

The first subject should be you!

"Before you work on anything else in your life, work on yourself". Jim Rohn.

(This man was America's most influential, people encourager and changer for many years. It is estimated that his thoughts and what he did in response changed the lives of over 40 million Americans).

I read this quote many, many years ago. It began my journey of self - discovery, understanding and growth.

As long as you live, keep learning. First  about you, then the things that you choose to learn about.  Otherwise you are wasting your time on this earth.  Thinking and doing what Jim Rohn suggests  will make you a better you. Then, when you get the urge to learn about other things that you become genuinely interested in your 'better self' will make a better job of your new learning.

"It's always too soon to stop learning but never too late to start"!

Can't remember where I read or saw this but I believed it. When I saw it about forty years ago I thought, “That's true, it makes sense”, and then I did it!

Beneficially yours, always,

Phil Soffé

Thought Master and Mentor

P.S. See other of my Posts sidebar for possible ways of beginning to know and understand yourself. You will then learn something you choose to know about and use in your life. The first steps of working on you.



About philinspain

A self - help addict for the last forty years. I have spent the last five years seeking for, and finding, the essential, central and most effective tools that empower personal change. My mission is to, inform serve, help and teach others what I know. Why? Because, you can't use what you don't know. So let me tell you what you need to know through this blog. Albert Einstein knows the truth, but............. it ain't Rocket Science.
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