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The Educational System and Frontal Cortex

The Educational System and Frontal Cortex

  • The educational system historically aimed to create laborers, not well-rounded individuals. Schools often focused on basic skills needed for work, not on personal growth.
  • The frontal cortex, responsible for higher cognitive functions, matures in the mid-20s. This makes young people more adaptable but also more vulnerable to external influences.
  • This combination leads to a lack of self-awareness and context for self-discovery. Many of us grow up without truly understanding ourselves. Overcoming this requires patience, questioning conventional wisdom, and self-compassion.

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High School Reading Teacher & Book Enthusiast. Passionate about reading and sharing knowledge, I aim to inspire others through my notes and reflections on books. Join me on a journey of discovery and enlightenment.

In my youth, I was taught that knowledge conferred power. As I grew, I realized that knowledge alone is not enough; true power comes from awareness—understanding one's thoughts, feelings, actions, and the external world. This journey from knowledge to awareness transforms one's life, and I hope sharing these insights can inspire you as it has inspired me.

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