My education… because mastering it has been a huge challenge for me!
Due in large part to my own willful blindness, my education got off to a pretty bad start. The progenitor was the breakdown of my original family when I was very young and it made me very insecure and angry… and my education was the first target of my insecurities and hatred. Far from being a trouble maker at school, I was a recluse, I would ignore what I was being taught and dissapear into my imagination. Throughout the first eight years of my schooling life I fell severely behind and was consistently labelled as an under-achiever.
However, it was not all bad, because while my knowledge of History, English literature and Chemistry suffered, …show more content…
What did change my attitude WAS my inner idiot, because he was getting pretty sick of being treated like an idiot.
Finally, it was when I started to teach myself to read properly at the age of 13, that I started to gradually turn everything around and dicovered my passion for education, learning and reading, of course. However, I still had to play catch-up throughout my secondary, A-level and University periods of eduacation and, while I did gradually improve my knowledge set, my confidence was never at the same level of my peers. Truthfully, it is only in the last three years that I finally feel that I am an equal of my peers.
It’s annoying, because I always wanted to be percieved as being clever… and now that I am, no one believes me when I say that I used to be (and still am) an idiot. Everyone thinks I was always clever, but the only reason I have attained the level of achievement I now possess is precisely because I embraced my inner idiot! I let him ask the child-like questions I needed to ask in order to advance my …show more content…
Smart people always miss the most obvious things and willful blindness often results not from too little information, but too much; we can get to a point where we can no longer see the wood for the trees and then we start assuming - there are many smart and willfully blind human beings out there!
More people need to embrace their inner idiots, ask childlike questions and not be afraid of making themselves foolish. This is something I have been increasingly been practicing at doing, see my 365 FRAMES 2015 project (link in the other content I would like to point you to) and I am having a ball!
AND my Postgraduate2.0 Studies and creative practice is hugely benefiting from it!
In fact, my Postgraduate 2.0 Studies and continuing creative practice exists as a result of my inner idiot asking childlike