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I just wanted to bring this up and see what others had to say about it. I am 14 years old and I'm in highschool right now.
I have a problem with school somtimes, it's a condition that everyone has in school... but some don't care or recognize it. The condition is that we no longer learn to learn, we learn to get the grade. That has been drilled into our heads. No matter what it's all the grade. Doesn't matter if you know it, it's the grade, and goes the other way, doesn't matter if you dont' know it, it's the grade. No one ever learns to learn, well at least most of my generation. I don't know how to overcome this problem but I'm working on it. I notice i may be doing a lot more work then I need to be doing just for the reason of making the grade, and not for the reason of actually learning the material. People study for a test, not for life... when I study a list of words for German class I don't say to myself "ok, I'm going to learn these and hold them in my head for the rest of my life so they will benefit me" I say "ok, gonna learn this, take the test and then not care about it".
Anyway I guess I'm kind of going on a tangent on somthing that doesn't really pertain to anything I was just wondering if maybe anyone knows what I'm talking about it. I've been thinking of doing homschool for maybe that will help me get out of that condition. And I've been trying to do extra things, read about what interests me (psychology mostly, or science) and try to tell myself that I"m doing it because I want to know this to get smarter, not so it willl be on some paper that I did it.