|me:||what are taxes and how do I pay them?|
|school system:||worry not|
|school system:||mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell|
|Normal kids:||omg I totally screwed it up... Oh Yay I have an A!|
|Me:||I think I did well. Oh no screw it I got a C-...|
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
Stanley Kubrick (via liberatingreality)