This is the second in a series of three articles where I’m looking for answer how school should change so that people can live a life with meaning and be happy.You can find the first here. If you’ve not read it please take a few minutes to do so, you may like. * It goes without saying that the world changes and makes it fast. What yesterday was normal, today is rare. For example, receive a letter is rare unless it is someone gaining you money. You can receive many e-mails on a normal day, but a letter is a strange event. I remember that a few years ago I got a letter.
What is it saying? Well explained that it should fill a bag with underwear, towels and a couple of shirts, pants, and introduce myself in two weeks more to do compulsory military service. If receiving a letter wasn’t enough surprise, this news left my jaw on the ground. So, two weeks later, I was with a bag on his shoulder and entering through the doors of a regiment. Military service lasted throughout the summer for three months and I must say that it was an interesting experience. I have very good memories and others not so good, hair cut being a good example. It is true that in these three months I learned a lot.
But, as you guess, my wise opinion was not considered on the issue of what was important to learn and how. If firing a rifle was not of interest to me, well I had to do it anyway. Apparently, military life just works that way, and I think that it has always done. Now, I’m not wandering, there is a reason why this short episode of my life you describe: is experience reminded me of the twelve years that I was in school.