What is with the education system these days? Why do we have to pay so much for all of these classes and textbooks and old professors and stuffy classrooms?
I hear this everywhere, and it has definitely played on repeat in my mind.
Surprisingly enough, I have discovered the secret to why everyone is complaining (including me).
There are no exciting classes! If we are going to sit through hours upon hours of teachers talking then why can’t we create the curriculum? At least why can’t someone creative and slightly crazy create it?
Why has no one thought of adding Dragons And Their Secrets, The Wondrous Art Of Procrastination, Mermaids Are Real, Food Is The Answer, or Nap Time to the courses?
All of these would be instrumental in the growth of our young, untouched minds. They would also prepare us for the Real World. For example, what if we come across a mermaid when walking along the pier on an awkward first date. Mermaids Are Real would prepare us to respond heroically to this beached babe. As well as Nap Time, which would teach students creative ways to get away with napping at work. During an eight hour workday everyone is going to be tired at some point. We will need to refresh in order to perform our best and discover the answer to life and what not.
In conclusion, dragons are real and we should teach a class on them.
I rest my case.
Now I’m going to refresh my brain cells with a giant tub of ice-cream which Food Is The Answer goes into further detail on the scientific law of Sugar Regenerated Brain Cells.
My name is Alley LeStrange. Love words, language, creativity, art. I want to write the whole world. http://awe.sm/t5VnV
"We’ve got a set amount of time in our lives, you know. You might as well make every conversation count. So that’s like the hug. It’s kind of like, ‘Hey, I’m real. You’re real. Let’s connect.’ " - on why she hugs every reporter before an interview
HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.
The Very Hungry Rust Monster is a mini-comic I made a few years back. I’ve seen it floating around Tumblr without attribution recently, so I’ve uploaded a higher-resolution version, properly credited.