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Glücklich ohne Geld – Happy without money

Raphael Fellmer lebt komplett ohne Geld – er verdient nichts, er bezahlt nichts. Sein Essen holt er sich von diversen Biosupermärkten, wo er es vor dem Wurf in die Tonne rettet. Er lebt von dem, was in der Überflussgesellschaft zu viel produziert und in der Regel vernichtet wird. Diese Entscheidung trifft Fellmer vor drei Jahren, auf einer Reise ohne Geld und per Anhalter von Holland mit dem Segelboot über den Atlantik, die ihn über Brasilien durch Zentralamerika bis nach Mexiko führt. Zurück in Deutschland steht seine Entscheidung fest: Genau so möchte er weiterleben. Er ernährt sich vegan von weggeworfenen Lebensmitteln, die noch genießbar sind, aber nicht mehr verkauft werden können. »Lebensmittel retten« nennt er das. Seine Klamotten bekommt er gebraucht von Freunden und Verwandten. Mit seiner Konsumverweigerung will der dreißigjährige Berliner aufzeigen, wie viele Ressourcen heute unnötig verschwendet werden. Er beschreibt, wie ein Leben und Alltag ohne Geld aussehen kann, berichtet aus praktischer Erfahrung und erzählt von packenden Begegnungen mit Menschen, die über diesen Lebensentwurf erst staunen – und dann ins Nachdenken kommen. Es ist auch die Geschichte eines Menschen, der anders und erfüllter und vor allem freier leben will.

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The formula of Happiness is backward

“If you observe the people around you, you’ll find most individuals follow a formula that has been subtly or not so subtly taught to them by their schools, their company, their parents, or society. That is: If you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy. This pattern of belief explains what most often motivates us in life. We think: If I just get that raise, or hit that next sales target, I’ll be happy. If I can just get that next good grade, I’ll be happy. If I lose that five pounds, I’ll be happy. And so on. Success first, happiness second.

The only problem is that this formula is broken.

If success causes happiness, then every employee who gets a promotion, every student who receives an acceptance letter, everyone who has ever accomplished a goal of any kind should be happy. But with each victory, our goalposts of success keep getting pushed further and further out, so that happiness gets pushed over the horizon.

The formula is broken because it is backward. Happiness is the precursor to success, not the result. Happiness and optimism actually fuel performance and achievement – giving us the competitive edge that I call the Happiness Advantage.

Waiting to be happy limits our brain’s potential for success, whereas cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative, and productive, which drives performance upward.”

 By Nikki Shapiro Cotton, shared @FB by Jeremy.

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.

Logan’s story can be seen in a similar light as Jacob Barnett‘s story who was first put in Special Ed by his school until he was pulled out of standard education and is now seen as an incredibly intelligent young person who is on track to winning a Nobel Prize one day.

More on Education & Homeschooling

Education is often considered the foundation for creating a well rounded and productive society, but this belief usually stems from being sure that those coming out of the education system are able to keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies in a system that requires constant growth. Instead of having creative and out-of-the-box-thinking people, the current style of education creates more submissive, obedient and trained graduates so the current system is always maintained.

What this means is that standard education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and follow within the confines the system sets out. Sir Ken Robinson gave a famous TED talk in 2007 where he discussed his beliefs about how education kills creativity. This TED talk is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and has inspired many to re-think the way we are educating our children. Since traditional education is still taking its time with adjusting, many are turning to homeschooling as a solution as it allows children to explore education much like Logan did.

Currently about 3.8% of children ages 5 – 17 are home schooled in the US. In Canada, that number drops to about 1%. This is a number that is expected to continue growing in both countries as more see the limitations of our current education system. Also, studies done in the US and Canada show that home schooled children out perform their peers from both private and public schools.

In my view, home schooling is much more likely to create a creative, adaptive, and forward thinking person who is less conditioned to think only within the small confines of a crumbling system. Does this mean it is for everyone and that one can’t turn out that way through standard education? No, I simply feel the chances are far greater with homeschooling.

My decision to leave school behind when I was in college came from the same beliefs I hold today about education. I felt confined within the system and I felt it wasn’t going to lead me somewhere I wanted to be. It didn’t matter whether I was studying business, engineering, marketing or music, I did not enjoy the methods and couldn’t see a way to change things except by leaving. Aside from what society would make us think, leaving education and a diploma behind was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made as I was then able to explore and learn anything I wanted without having to worry about a rigid structure which promotes memorization and useless testing. I believe we will be OK if we leave the current education system behind and choose other methods. This isn’t to say homeschool is for everyone, but I truly believe that a drastic, and I mean drastic, change in the way our education system functions needs to happen, and soon.

Does Education Kill Creativity?

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Sources:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/07/this-is-what-happens-when-a-kid-leaves-traditional-education/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Collective-evolution+%28Collective+Evolution%29

http://a2zhomeschooling.com/thoughts_opinions_home_school/numbers_homeschooled_students/

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/publicationdisplay.aspx?id=12420&terms=Home+schooling+is+an+effective+alternative+to+the+public+school+system