What does it mean to be educated? Our minds are conditioned by the culture we live in. Is education merely what our teachers teach us about science, history, and math? Question the Teacher! Culture is our Teacher. We must learn to think critically about what we are taught. Let us not be parrots mimicking one another. We must dig into everything and anything ourselves. Instead of repeating the past, let us learn to look at what we are being force-fed. This is our life. We have to learn from ourselves. There is no book that can teach us what we can teach ourselves. Wisdom comes out of learning to think for ourselves, examine our intentions, and ask the questions we need to ask without fear.
We can change ourselves. We cannot change others. Who wants to become like the others; full of violence, cynical, and indifferent? We change the world one moment at a time, by critically assessing what we are being force-fed to learn. We usually want to control everyone else, but it is ourselves we must change. To change yourself, realize that there is nothing to change. Just quietly watch how you think, how you respond to others. See if you “like” what you see about yourself. In this way, you walk in freedom. You be your own judge. Do you pass your own test of how you think you should be in the world? Are you satisfied with what you learn about yourself? You can read all the self-help books you want. They do not have the answer you need. Only you can change the world by changing yourself after you see who you really are.