DSY Installment 4 – DSY 4 – The Infliction of 15,000 Hours of Schooling

In this episode we go deep into what wounds and damages school likely had on you.

Outline notes below:


The grim reality of what it is and what it does

Schooling’s history

– Your own (and everyone’s) generational history

Schooling’s true purpose in creating soldiers and workers

  • Indoctrination
  • Ruining critical thinking
  • Creating dependence

The institutions that are fighting for it:

  • You parents
  • Your neighbors
  • Your peers
  • Your school system
  • The industrial and service economy
  • The government

The ten lessons of schooling (note: write these in how they are inflicted upon the reader)


Gatto’s seven lessons of school:

  • Confusion
  • Class position
  • Indifference
  • Emotional dependency
  • Intellectual dependency
  • Provisional self esteem
  • Constant surveillance (One can’t hide)



Veinotte’s three lessons of school:

  • Apathy – Covered this one with Gatto’s indifference
  • Obedience
  • Conformity


Other damaging effects (these could be reordered or categorized)


How we learn and our relationship to knowledge will be covered next episode


Limited viewpoints

  • History as government, presidents and war
  • Limited political/societal views
  • Controversy is avoided


Bad use of time and a general inconvenience

  • Took away your ability to manage your own life and time
  • Ruined opportunity costs
  • A waste of time
  • Lack of sleep and exhaustion
  • Constricted vacation
  • Removal from family


Controlled and Ruined Feelings

  • Lack of happiness
  • Boredom
  • Peer pressure
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Bad socialization and lack of individuation
  • Health, nutrition and safety



Bad preparation for adulthood

  • Useless credentialing
  • The mandatory march to college
  • Extension of childhood and the postponement of adulthood
  • Limited or meaningless networking
  • No exposure to varying age groups and adults
  • Adults as authority only


Did school even make you…?

  • Poorer or limited your ability to earn and have a relationship with commerce
  • Soldiering – Does school prep some to join the military.


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