What it Looks Like
Shaun Kerry, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board
of Psychiatry and Neurology
It is purposefully deceptive.
Elaborate, expensive buildings conceal the real functional impairment of
the school system.
When we do not
cultivate the ability to use our minds at a
|higher level, we often loose the capacity
to do so. Without proper development and stimulation, certain
mental processes can literally be shut-down. Instead of acting
mindfully in their lives, mindless people are governed by negative
thoughts that emerge from their unconscious mind to fill the void.
Many of us have encountered mindless individuals
in our schools, such as the
teachers who stick strictly to the textbooks, without animating the
printed words through the use of demonstrations and examples. They are
the teachers who suppress any studentsí effort to introduce innovative
and creative ideas into the classroom, because such additions deviate
from the curriculum.
They are the administrators
who are unwilling to transform an obsolete educational system for fear
of harming their vested interests. These individuals have
essentially sacrificed the mindful qualities of humor, empathy, judgment
and humanity in their mindless pursuit of power and control.
Mindless people are self-centered,
and deny their
They abdicate their responsibility as rulers of their own
democracy. They lack the wisdom to know the difference between
what they can change, and what they cannot. Mindless people lack a
sense of purpose, and have no system of personal record keeping and
organization. They are incapable of feeling real empathy.
They may manipulate and use other people.
Mindless people deny responsibility for their
behavior, and instead blame others.
Though they are unable to control themselves, they seek to
exercise power and control over the lives of other human beings; this is
the most central cause of damage by mindless people at the interpersonal
level. Often, such individuals are pseudo intellectual, writing and
speaking in a dry, academic, and verbose style, yet their sentiments are
void of any real substance. These are the people, who, lacking any
sense of direction, go around in a rat race of meaningless activity.
These people are the products of our present educational system.
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