You are NOT A COG in the Machine unless you choose to be. You have a mind, you are capable of great things…You just need to take the first step: Question things. I know that through our educational system we have created a nation that has no self-esteem. We stifle creativity, we judge people based off their looks, we use slogans, propaganda, double-speak, double-think, we use brute force to impose our will, we are taught not to question authority, we have even created a such terms as good and bad for medication, we take children from parents who question certain medicines (even psychiatric medications), we have created a nation of dependent people. We label people with disorders that can excuse their behavior. We don’t hold rich people accountable for their actions. We have politicians that think we are too stupid to even have the right to know what is in our food. We create laws that take away people’s homes for not trimming a tree. BUT…We shall overcome. How do I know this? Because you are not stupid, and though it is scary to learn, because you will find the more you know, the more you don’t know…We HAVE TO…Willful ignorance is no longer an option. We either learn to education ourselves…or we die…becoming nothing more than little ants who serve the queen. (That reference is to Two Bad Ants. Take a look at that book they are reading to your children…go on…You can find it on Youtube being read…and then ask yourself: Do I want my child to think exploring, creativity and getting out of line is “BAD?”)
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Do you believe people are Stupid? Where did you learn that? Don’t answer…just think on it.
Normally when I get angry I say: Oh My Gosh, people are so stupid, they don’t listen, they don’t care, and they don’t even bother to look at the information.
But in totality: Does this make them, as a person: Stupid?
Nothing irks me more than someone else being condescending towards others. I was in a healthy debate with a Doctor online the other day…He started belittling people because he is the all mighty Doctor, he went to school for so long, so clearly: His dick is bigger than yours. (Yes he is a guy)
Come to find out he is a dentist, he doesn’t give out the “medication” I was talking about…And proceeds to attack me because I am a fictional author…YEAH…That means I am nothing more than a fantasy loving person who lives with her head in the clouds and not on the ground, where he supposedly is.
To this, I thanked him for his time, let him know I have a Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude), with a Major in Health Care Administration, and under in Chemistry (I received chemistry scholarships, thankfully, so I didn’t go into debt) Now This health Care Administration status involved working in the medical field alongside the Director, The big chief, the man that oversees the Docs, The Nurses, The CNAs, the Building, the safety of Patients, he is the one in charge of keeping those doors open. I learned from teachers who worked in the field...and what they taught us…Oh what they taught us makes my head spin and many times made me fall into a ball of tears.
But this isn’t about that….No…This is about those people who would believe this condescending big dick.
Let’s quickly review a few “Non-paper-holding people” That did great things. (Mind you..These are just some people I could think of off the top of my head…Please feel free to add people below. The more we show how great people are…The more intelligent we will begin to feel…and the intelligent we feel…the more intelligent we will act)
1. Augusto and Michaela Odone: You may know about them: Lorenzo’s Oil which is specific to ALD: It does not repair myelin or fix demyelination, but the presymptomatic boys, it often, not always, prevents the onset of the disease by stopping the body from producing the very long chain fatty acids, whose buildup leads to demyelination. These laypeople wanted to save their son. They set up camp in medical libraries, reviewed animal experiments, badgered researches, questioned doctors all over the world, dealt with many, many people who doubted them, and yet they moved forward until they finally found a therapy involving adding a certain kind of oil to their son’s diet. They contacted over 100 firms around the world until they found one willing to take on the challenge of distilling the proper formula of isolating rapeseed from canola oil and olive oil. They successful halted the progression of this deadly disease. If you would like more information on this disease and treatment to prevent progression, please see: http://www.myelin.org/lorenzosoil/lorenzosoiltheoil.html
2. Vivien Thomas. Such a lovely man, one who did not go to college or medical school…and yet he rose above it all and went on to teach, yes I said TEACH operative techniques to many of the country’s most prominent surgeons. He was the first African American, without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient. Hmm….interesting right? Learn more by clicking here: http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/vthomas.htm
3. Gregor Mendel: an uneducated Monk. He is one of my favorites, because his story made my eyes sparkle in seventh grade and propelled me forward in the scientific field. His observations of the pea plants and later experiments, gave rise to Genetics Study. Please learn more about him here: http://www.biography.com/people/gregor-mendel-39282
4. Michael Faraday: In 1831 Michael Faraday made his discovery of electromagnetic induction with an experiment using two coils of wire around opposite sides of a ring of soft iron. His discovery of electromagnetic induction became the principle behind the electric transformer and generator. He went to school until he was 14, at which time he became an apprentice to a local bookbinder…where he began EDUCATING HIMSELF (Oh my God, the very idea of self-education…ridiculous…) Learn more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/faraday_michael.shtml
I want to keep this short so I will end with William Herschel, a musical composer who discovered several moon and Uranus and Srinivasa Ramnujan an impoverished, uneducated man who was a genius in math who contributed to analytical theory of numbers. Learn more here: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Ramanujan.html
Oops, let me throw out one more name: John D. Rockefeller. Let that one sink in for a moment. I won’t get into it now…but I do want you to think about John D. Rockefeller and the Carnegie Foundation. Maybe we can get into that at another time.
Alright: So we know there are Geniuses out there…without a little piece of paper…that have contributed to both the betterment of mankind and the “dumbing down of America”
Let me end this by saying: Forest Gump was right: Stupid Is as Stupid Does.
Why do Atheist Scientists not like Religion? Because many people blindly follow and do what they are told without questioning it…YET… (Hang in there my religious friends, I am not knocking you) They have done the same thing: Not all, but most. They go to school, learn stuff…and many don’t question it…they blindly follow…because they don’t have time to look at the data…to question the study…There F-ing tired.
So in the very last conversation I had with this “Doc” I asked him two things: One: do you believe in Medical Freedom, as in the Dignity of choice. And Two: Please go to GSK and look at a particular clinical study.
What did he do: He did not answer the first question. He did not go to GSK…What he did was google my name…And because I am a Five Time Published Author of Psychological Fiction…He was a little nicer to me…weird, but said: I should have “faith” in doctors. They spend so much time at school and care about me. He would never tell me how to do my job…so why should I tell him how to do his.
My eyes rolled into the back of my head and I felt myself getting dumber. I reached out to this man on an intellectual level…He had enough time to “Find dirt on me” but not enough to look at a clinical study. I just sigh.
What if I told you that you could educate yourself? What if I told you that you are not stupid, would you believe me?
Stupid is as stupid does. If a person’s education consist only of sitting at a desk listening to a teacher who TELLS THEM WHAT TO BELIEVE, WHAT TO READ, AND HOW TO INTERPRET IT … I do not believe they are a well-rounded person who is truly educated.
After all the Doc is implying that I am only capable of giving advice on writing books. HUH…Well Doc, I am not an engineer, I am not a builder, I didn’t take a class on this…But I built a Walipini. I never went to farming school…But I grow fruits and vegetables. I never went to medical school, but I nursed my child back to health after doctors couldn’t give me any answers. I never went to school to learn Italian, but with a BOOK, that I BOUGHT of my OWN FREEWILL, and of MY OWN CHOOSING, am learning how to speak Italian WITH my Home-schooled daughter.
GEE…You mean people can educate themselves.
Last point: I am not bashing doctors. I am bashing people who claim to be all about education…but never once question the formal structure we have. They never ask themselves why, after 13 years of School…many children are ill prepared for the real world.
That’s all I have.
Please share your story. Stay strong.
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