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Drifting with the Devil from the Book OUTwitting the devil

Outwitting the devil

-Those who do little or no thinking for themselves are drifters. A drifter is one who permits himself

to be influenced and controlled by circumstances outside

ofhis own mind.

-The mind is nothing more than the sum total of one's habitsI


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Hill mentioned that todays public education system teaches people everything, except how to use their mind.

Think of young chil- dren during kindergarten and first grade. They are enthusi- astic and volunteer for everything, raising their hands and excited to learn.

Now fast-forward ten years, and think about those same children as high school students-the ones sitting in the back of the class, never making eye contact with adults, and absolutely never volunteering or asking a question. They have disengaged from the learning process. What happened to these children? Ten years of schooling.


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I was under the impression that the purpose of all schooling was to help children to think.

That may be the purpose of schooling, but the system in most of the schools of the world does not carry out the pur- pose. School children are taught not to develop and use their own minds, but to adopt and use the thoughts of others. This sort of schooling destroys the capacity for independent thought, except in a few rare cases where children rely so defi- nitely upon their own will power that they refuse to allow others to do their thinking. Accurate thought is the business of my opposition, not mine!


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People who think accurately do not drift on any subject. They recognize the power of their own minds. Moreover, they take over that power and yield it to no person or influence


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