These three words not only make chills go down more than half of Americas students
But also chills down the spines of their parents
A place where we are supposed to learn how to survive in the "real world"
But how can we survive when we dont know how to live?
Education is important
School is Important
The future is important
But so is living
If students are simply studying, reading and going by the book
How can we
As students do anything other than by the book
The books don't tell us how to use our imagination
The books don't tell us how to make friends
The books don't tell us how we can be happy
The books can't tell us who we are
Whatever happened to "You can be anything."
No strings attached
You can be anything If you get into the right school
You can be anything if you get the right grades
You can be anything if
What about those students who try as hard as they can
And cannot get above a C
What about those students who are artistic
Their "art" will be pushed aside for more "important things"
Like math or reading
Too many requirements
Too many strings attached
Too many times I hear the word "if"
What if you were to fly
What if you cured cancer
What if you fell in love
What if you could paint other than what you are told
What if we were encouraged to explore the dark corners of our imaginaiton
I just added four letters
Think of that sentance
Just think for a minute
So many more things can come out of those six letters
So many more people could be happier if they just said What if
Instead of simply if
What if you went to college, what would you do?
What if you persued an education?
Those so much more positive
So much more positive than
If you go to college, you will be successful
If you persued education, you would be farther
Let us change how we teach
Let us not only use the books
Let us use our imaginatioin
Let the imaginations soar past the clouds
Past the sun
And past the moon
Past the planets
Past the stars
Let us soar past the right angled boxes
Let us soar to the wonderful places of our minds
Let us find the deepest corners of the minds
Let us think outside the box and simply wonder