Education represents the development of human life over animal life, and is the most important factor which distinguishes human beings from animals .
Animals often feel helpless against circumstances because their brain is less developed, unlike the human brain. Animals cannot grow resources as they live only in the present moment and have no future visions , no ability to abstract words from pictures or analyze in logical or abstract steps. Animals cannot reason about the WHYs or think of the HOWs . Since, animals cannot read or write or imagine/ co-create abundance, animals have genuine fears of survival .
Hence, animals are justified in racing for survival and killing for competition for reasons such as fear , food or self-defense.
However, human beings are not justified in becoming competitively brutal, racing for money or using violence because their minds have the capacity to sustain the body without using rudimentary methods of survival as the animals use .
The development of literacy represents the complexifying of human existence over animal existence in all areas of life. Literacy has improved life associated with survival, production of resources, money, counting, exchange of goods and services, creating technology, inventions, and has also, led to increased development of the creative brain in areas other than the concept of surviving in the animal world . The spread of education has facilitated spiritual development of the brain and manifested portals of expression such as painting, dance, music, evolution of relationships , literature , history , geography etc.
However, though , education has evolved technology, it has remained primitive by intention and animal-like in its execution. The stress on competition, scarcity consciousness and compromising in fear for survival has had negative effects on general peacefulness in society. The development of literacy has not been not able to neutralize the need to overpower others by increasing optimism, compassion and peacefulness more than the need for negative thinking and helplessness.
The present debate is between the opposing thinking patterns of a survival consciousness and a higher evolutionary abundance consciousness which seeks to spread education such that the negative effects of competition are transcended by a focus on abundance & benefits of human life over animal life with the understanding that animal-like needs of violence and competition are harmful and reduce spread of happiness in human terms.
The evolution of education should be such that it aids in development of peace in the minds of people by facilitating peacefulness in individual consciousness which aids in spreading of happiness as an energy flowing from one to several, in mass consciousness. This requires an understanding of the factors which led to the initial expansion of education and realizing that those circumstances no longer hold true, with deliberate awareness .
Evolutionary History of Education
Charles Darwin’s research as published in his book “ The Origin Of Species “ , propagated the theory of Survival of the Fittest , which suggests that animals survive in the jungles by killing and defeating others less capable than the fittest.
Animals killed because they depended on scarce resources. If you did not kill as an animal, you were amongst those who were eaten. Competition evolved as a tool of survival because animals genuinely needed to develop competitive fighting skills to survive.
However, due to the repetitive energy cycles which govern all energy movement in the universe, these dominant thought cycles continued to repeat though external circumstances kept changing as humans evolved from animals.
Human beings continued to believe in the illusion that if you are not a winner, you would be a victim without any genuine cause . Though , there was no animal-like associated helplessness arising from an inability to grow resources, definitions of success and power were blindly carried over from the animal mind-set.
Success in the animal world, came from defeating others because resources were not enough for all; and they could not grow resources as human beings could; but success in the human world was falsely assumed to be that which came from defeating others wherein scarcity was artificially created for fun or learning .
Just as power in the animal world was equated with violence and killing , power in the human world was defined by emotional bullying/ killing of the optimistic human spirit. .
Therefore, success and power in the human world, as blindly imitated from the animal world, were defined by a survival instinct and not by an increase in inner peace or happiness.
Thus, it came about that, as human beings advanced from animals , their bodies evolved but the thinking patterns remained stuck at rudimentary energy cycles where the belief was that ‘you have to competitively crush others to dominate ‘.It was firmly believed that competition was necessary to survive as it had been when human ancestors were animals.
Hence, though teeth were replaced by guns as the brain evolved from being animal-like to human-like, the technological improvement did not erase the primitive need to kill to survive. The concept of the ‘enemy ‘and ‘a need to kill another’s spirit to survive oneself’ continued to be accepted as gospel .
This crux of fear based thinking has not changed though human civilization has evolved technologically. A vicious circle of scarcity and competition has resulted as a circuitous chain of evolution. Circumstances of life manifest in alignment with dominant thinking cycles. Since there was a belief in scarcity of resources, it manifested such that human beings genuinely feel trapped in cycles of scarcity wherein the scarcity is inappropriately advertised by excessive focus on comfort ,greed, fear, poverty, future dangers and traditional criteria of right & wrong. Usually, individual consciousness is ruled over by mass consciousness and we allow others to decide how life should be.
The education system has developed an imitative mechanism of learning such that, the cycle of feeling helpless individually and as a mass, has continued automatically from the competitive animal’s mind-set . In alignment with the laws of automatic repetition of energy cycles, instead of promoting meaningfulness and peace in life, education has been imparted in a way which has fueled energies of compromise, helplessness and negative competition.
Animals felt helpless without competing because their intelligence was limited to grabbing food and shelter whereas human beings feel helpless without competition and bitterness, because of repeated patterns of thinking being carried over from animal conditioning.
Logic is ignored by repetitive energy/ thought cycles until it is imposed by deliberate changes in the super-structure made by a higher, more positive consciousness .
The human soul is a co-creator unlike the animal soul which is a passive receiver . Therefore, the responsibility of creation of happiness, peace and sufficient resources for survival is as much human as God’s in the human world. We cannot blame God or external factors for our problems just as the primitive man could not blame God for not giving rain on time.
Abundance can be created in the human world by choice, unlike the animal world which is dependent on luck and rain. The imaginative/ abstract / creative brain power which human beings have and animals do not have, automatically places humans on a higher realm of feeling intricacies of life and being in control. Human beings can create abundance of happiness with a disciplined focus of the mind on the positive aspects of life . Inequalities in distribution of wealth can be overcome by practical application of abundance consciousness in everyday thinking.
Just as rain can be created through manipulating external factors , happiness can be accessed by manipulating internal dominant emotional focus by choice. But as long as we think that we are basically animals, helpless and dependent on external circumstances for our happiness, we would continue fighting over survival needs as animals do and leave happiness to chance.
Instead of priding over our animal instinct, we need to acknowledge ourselves as a more evolved, higher dimensional human race , being more intelligent than animals are and having the ability to create happiness, health, food, goods & services by practicing spiritual awareness and understanding how our feelings impact reality through the action of the Universal Laws of Soul Vibration.