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2020-02-17 On my SoapBox !!

Monday, February 17, 2020

This blog got is birth as a response to a comment on one of my Community Feed posts..
The one about parallelogram season and tax season...

You see I firmly believe that students should view school as their job...
and their job is to learn. AND, their PAY is not Cash but letters A -F.
Letters that just might make the difference between the jobs that pay cash,
they might have a chance to call their own.
Once they have completed their learning that pays grades rather than cash.

Reading: letters, words
Writing: letters, words, sentences, paragraphs
Arithmetic : numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

and then the real work starts

learning HOW to learn
how to attack a problem to find a usable resolve
maybe the thought processes used to solve unrelated to everyday life are the same
ones needed to solve those oh so complicated useless math problems
where to look for help
if the internet is down... there are "BOOKS" like a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia
there are other people who just may hold your answer or a really great lead to a better

learning HOW to be responsible..
getting to work on time,
applying ones self to the job/task being paid to complete
completing tasks in a timely manner (on schedule)

learning to show respect to those in authority
especially to those you do not feel deserve your respect, maybe if you take the time to get to know that person ... you will find that they truly are worthy of your respect... and they may find you truly worthy of their respect.

This is by no means meant to be a complete list(?) of what learning is all about..
But I do believe it is good start... and if we want good leaders in our countries then we need good students who truly learned how to learn and be respectful and respectable, too.

You see I firmly believe that students should view school as their job...
and their job is to learn. If they learn to 'blow off' classes and school... they will most likely continue that work ethic into the work place... do you want the people you rely upon to be undependable? only thinking of 'me' people?
I want EVERY PERSON who may impact my corner of the world to be:
responsible, respectful, & respectable...
to take their jobs seriously... I want them to be the very best they can be.
whether they are
the trash pick up person
the mechanic who works on my car
the person stocking shelves in the store
the fireman who is saving property and lives
the policeman who is protecting property and lives
the surgeon doing intricate surgery
the EMT called to the aid of a loved one
the person in a government job, who is supposed to be looking out for the best interests of ALL the people who live in the district of the world he/she has sworn to protect/represent.
Whether that position is the Mayor of a municipality, the Judge in a court of law, a representative to any level of government with the power to initiate the making of laws or initiate the rescinding of laws ... including those who have the power to veto or sign into law those changes initiated at lower levels of government.

I know we all expect the first seven occupations to treat everyone equal .. to not be selective in when, where, and for whom they will do their job.. shouldn't we also expect the same of the eighth group of people who are elected or who are appointed by those we elect to apply the same yardstick to their occupations?

To be responsible to everyone not just a select group
To be respectful of the needs of everyone not just a select group
thus earning respectable as a badge of honor.
The badge that in an ideal world everyone would wear proudly

I know I live in a dream world... but if we don't dream BIG.. then we are doomed for sure because the big dreams are built on all those little dreams that support them.

Sorry but once I started this all just came pouring out and absolutely had to be written and shared. I cannot be the only one who thinks and feels this way.. so where are all my like-minded friends... and can we actually to something about what seems to be a world that only thinks of "ME" which ends up hurting everyone including the 'me people'. Oh, dear I seem to be getting started on another rant.. so I will click post before do too much damage.

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    Holy moly...I could not agree more!
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    137 days ago
    Responsible isn't the key word these days. I'm so glad I don't have a child in school.
    137 days ago

    We do need to raise more people who look out for the collective good, rather than the individual gain.
    138 days ago
    Well said, you are not alone in those thoughts!
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    My biggest job as a mom was to help my children learn to love learning, love reading so it would be easier and to love words so they could express themselves. Math is a useful tool and the most important thing I learned in math class was that there is more than one way to solve problems and some ways are easier than others.
    139 days ago
    I agree with you. Too many don’t consider school a job but just a fun time and don’t really try to do/learn more.
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    I absolutely do agree with you but, it seems to me, that it only proves that we were raised in a different era.

    No, I absolutely do NOT want to return to the 50's, 60's or any particular era because I don't believe there was ever a time when the US (aka referred to as America as though neither Canada or Mexico qualify as being America) was "great", at least not any greater than now and never great for everyone! That is still one of our goals.

    Many things have changed over the decades of my life, things seem darker and disjointed, and yet I cannot put the "blame" on any particular event or chain of events. In truth, and it isn't necessarily a popular opinion, I think much of what is wrong with the world today is that there are just too darned many of us people! We are fighting for resources that once were abundant - the land, the water, clean air, enough food - leaving many unable to cope and live the lives that nourish the kinds of values you seek. It probably cannot be that simple but, for me, it is that basic. We have become an ugly world and that makes me very sad indeed.
    139 days ago
    This is so true. Feel so bad that some of our elected representatives do not do their work properly. How do we change people's work ethic/ By the way I am not a citizen of US. Thank you so much for your post.
    140 days ago
    I live in the same dream world! I am so tired of mediocre service in a store or a restaurant. I want people to say “you’re welcome”, not “no problem” when I say “thank you”. I know people have problems, or are tired, but customer service should come first. And yet I feel compelled to leave a tip when I eat out.

    But then there are the “great ones” like Aria’s JK teacher and the part-time “pages” at the library who check out my books and restock the shelves. They are unfailingly pleasant, no matter how busy they are, and it’s always a pleasure to have dealings with them.

    140 days ago
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