The school system here,
I’m not sure about America, but it’s outdated.
It’s outdated globally.
The internet made it outdated because information is a commodity
and the school system was built on memorization of information.
Why do I have to do any math?
I have a calculator on my iPhone
that can give you any math
I don’t need to know anything
I can ask Siri and Alexa and two seconds they’ll give me the answer.
you know who cares about the periodic table when I can tell you what…
Like it’s just so uncomfortably outdated globally
because it’s predicated on memorization of information
in a world where information at a fingertip
within a second for zero cost.
The whole thing’s dead.
How do we fix it?
It’s parent’s responsibility.
It’s the parent’s responsibility to not buy into
the self-esteem wrapped up in your child going to a top university.
We don’t need to boil the ocean
parents need to make sure their kids are happy.
If we all collectively actually gave a crap about the happiness of our children
it would fix itself.
Unfortunately, we care more about
the judgment of our contemporaries about what our children are accomplishing
more than caring about our children.
This is an issue of modern-day parenting and insecurity, and keeping up with the Joneses
not a school system problem. It is the devastation of our society.
Yeah, cause so many people watching
this will be like “no, you need a University degree.
You need to have to fall back on.”
Fall back on what?
Every company’s not requiring a degree to get hired anyway.
The greatest companies in the world
Amazon, Google, are no longer requiring degrees anyway.
So what are you falling back on?
you know that’s like saying you need to keep a horse on hand
just in case the car doesn’t work. It’s ludicrous.
it is ludicrous.
And it’s completely predicated on the framework that the parents grew up with
and more importantly, the judgment that their parents are putting on them
or how they wanna keep up with everybody else.
Because the people that they eat dinner with at the Country Club on Sunday night
their daughter’s going to the big university and they want,it’s just ludicrous.
他们的女儿会上重点大学 所以他们也想让自己的孩子去 这很荒唐
It is sad.I’m a byproduct of parents
that were strong enough to not care about what other people thought
which is why I’m happy
and I would like to use what the gift my parents gave to me
as something that I communicate to the world
hopefully inspiring one parent to give that gift to their child.
What do you say to that young entrepreneur at school
hating school, wanting to leave school, but has to stay at school.
这些厌学 想辍学 却又不得不待在学校的家伙
What do you say to them?
Enjoy the vacation
because you’re going to work the rest of your life.
Two… Don’t be a hypocrite.
If you’re such a tough guy or gal,
stop taking mommy and daddy’s money.
If you’re such an entrepreneur
go buy your own iPhone.
Start practicing now.
The quicker a child gets off a parent’s payroll
the more likely they will be happy in life.
The school system here,