I am aware that I am a single mind and, in truth, a mind more fit for a student's life than for teaching others. Nonetheless, I have spent the better part of my life reading and contemplating the world, from the history of Poland to the diverse species of primates. The age being what it is, I've decided to lay out a few suggestions for the reformation of our world society, with particular emphasis on the American society I've lived in.
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It is necessary that our schools adapt drastically. In the maths and sciences, the emphasis should be on applied forms and the development of logical thinking skills in the student.
Unfortunately, an incredible amount of arrogance and illogical thinking has found a home in the teaching of these subjects. Bringing strategy games, such as chess and go, into the classroom would be a fun and effective way to teach spatial reasoning.
In recent decades, science and math have been prized over other forms of learning. This trend needs to be reversed and fields such as history, art, philosophy and literature need to be restored to places of importance. Humanity will require well rounded thinkers to make the difficult decisions that are coming up.
It is necessary that we should stop the massive production of luxury products that characterizes our economy. When I say luxury products, I'm not just referring to Porsches and champagne but rather to a whole gamut of waste. The American transportation system, in which every primate must have his personal ton of steel, is a gross example. Also egregious are the resources we spend on the maintenance of household pets. I say this reluctantly, being very fond of my roommate's border collie puppy.
I should also point out that the term "free enterprise," so revered by so many, has become a meaningless term. Any huge, modern economy must have a governmental structure and ours most certainly does. Furthermore, the corporate authorites that control our economy abound in shortsightedness and inefficiency. The reformation of our economy must not be hindered by the worship of capitalist cows.
Perhaps no modern issue is as pressing as the environment. It is truly depressing how slow the authorities have been to realize the grim effects of unchecked human development. Politically, therefore, I am a fervent environmentalist.
Speaking to like-minded people, however, I would warn against the fretfulness that so often accompanies environmental awareness. Nature has brought us to this time of drastic change and destruction and surely the world will adapt.
The End Justifies The Means
I would advise those who seek to reform our society to not be excessively scrupolous. There are changes that need to be made for the sake of humanity. Kindness is good but has no place on the field of battle. Democracy is good but is only one possible form of society and not a form designed for times of rapid and bloody change.
Above all, considering the gruesome times we are entering, we all need to seek hope and guidance from the divine force of the universe.