Thursday, August 2, 2012

If Education Were the Answer - 5 things that would already be true


Heard this before?
We don't need to pass laws to make things better; we just need more education. If people knew better, they would do better.
I'm a writer. I'm all for information sharing. But telling the truth isn't enough.  If it were, we'd all already:
  1. Eat more whole grains than refined grains
  2. Eat 5+ fruits and vegetables every day
  3. Exercise every day
  4. Use public transport
  5. Respect everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, orientation, etc.
I'm accepting other entries for a list of 10, please submit in the comments section.

Education is the:
  • talk in "Walk your talk"
  • say in "Do as I say, not as I do"
  • words in "Actions speak louder than words."
Inspirational educational messages can't beat real world experience.

There you see what is really valued. Money wins over health, environment, and peace. Most people will soon recover from any new lesson and go back to doing exactly what everyone else around them is doing - a much stronger educational lesson.
While the government and large corporations work together to maximise profits, educational truths are dangerous and unacceptable counter-culture.

Not convinced? Here's a prime example: the USDA and Maybe Meatless Monday.

Until society takes strong cooperative action to make the better choice the easier choice (instead of folding under pressure), the talk about what's good for us will remain...just talk.


  1. 4. Walk, cycle or use public transport to get where we need to go.

    6. Practise voluntary simplicity. I think there are very few purchases that can be said to have positive effect on the general health of the environment, nor the lives and habitats of non-human animals.

  2. Hi Anon, you're right on target!

    Isn't it amazing that we base our culture on producing things to sell instead of producing things to live...

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