#Teaching seldom includes acknowledgement of the secret rules of success. We teach overt rules. Hard work. Honesty. Or what seems like honesty. We don’t teach collaboration. We give our best kids false hope with the wrong keys. We should give them the right keys. We should let them know that some of the keys have to be stolen, or forcefully borrowed, others have to be gingerly manipulated into place. The classroom and our present system of schooling teach jumping through a series of hoops to bring about a certain outcome. It teaches that there is a logical outcome to logical steps. This is far from the truth for many. There are, in fact, countless outcomes from each step, from each decision. The only constants are flexibility and persistence. There are no guarantees.
Many teachers don’t know the rules either, after all, they’re secret rules and hidden golden keys. There is no fair. There are no rules. There is only revolution. We teach order to maintain order. Only those who transcend order can have what they want. Freedom requires transcendence. It requires a certain obliviousness to the frameworks of society. Should this be taught? Can this be taught?