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22 – Education

Learning is perhaps one of the true core teachings of the Whitepill. It is a necessity if one is to stay healthy, active, and content.

However, there are two mistakes made by most people regarding education:

First, that education equals going to highschool / college / any type of educational institution. These places certainly offer knowledge, but it is very particular to the type of career or path that you pick, and as many know, they are usually more interested in your grades than how much you actually learn; not to mention that they tend to be stressful places where one must force oneself to memorize things instead of understanding them.

Second, that education is limited to young people, before they manage to get a diploma or stable job. This belief stems from the idea that people study to get a job, and that there is no purpose beyond that. This idea is flawed and should be cast aside.

What’s the use of studying then? If we leave aside the obvious fact we will be more knoweldgeable, we could mention the health benefits for our brain, the preventive measures to stop Alzheimers and other diseases from taking over, and the overall general knowledge we will have to respond to everyday queries in social situations or work/educational environments.

Educating oneself is for all people of every age, and there is no need to go to a university to do so. Simply picking a topic of interested and diving into it is enough to start our curiosity and let ourselves enjoy the process; not everything we learn needs to have a practical use. For example, have you ever been curious about what happened at the Dyatlov Pass Incident? Was it perhaps infrasound that tore their insides out? What is infrasound and how does it work? Don’t let yourself be satisfied by some one liner on reddit: Find out about things yourself. Be critical. Learn.

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