My parents said something interesting. They said "FSK, you look like you have attention deficit disorder. You don't pay attention when we talk."
My parents say the same nonsense over and over again. They never say anything interesting. I sometimes say "If you want me to listen, then say something interesting." That just offends them and accomplishes nothing.
That's an interesting observation. State authority figures assume that the audience has an obligation to listen. The authority figure does not have to say anything actually interesting.
There are many examples:
- In school, the student has an obligation to pay attention or pretend to pay attention. The teacher has no obligation to be interesting.
- In a meeting at work, the wage slave must listen to their boss. The boss has no obligation to make the meeting useful. In my experience, most meetings are a waste of time.
- When a politician speaks, the audience is expected to be really interested. If you would heckle a politician when he speaks, you don't get invited to the meeting or police violently escort you out.
Besides, it'd be depressing to notice that your audience isn't listening! State-licensed authority figures learn to ignore their audience when they speak, because they don't want to know that they're wasting people's time!
In school, the smartest students are the ones who most rapidly realize "School is boring! School is a waste of time!" They don't explicitly say it like I do, because none of the adults around them would seriously consider the possibility that school is designed to crush the child's independent spirit.
The smartest students are then diagnosed as having "attention deficit disorder". In reality, these are the most alert students, because they're the ones who recognized that school is pointless. These students are then drugged into submission.
A psychiatrist doesn't have the intellectual capacity to say "Maybe the school system is defective!" Only the most intelligent students become aware of the scam. These students are then labeled as defective. They are given drugs that dull their senses, and prevent them from noticing "School is boring!"
I once read someone who said "C students are smarter than A students. If you get Cs, you figured out how to do just enough work to get by. An A student is spending a lot of wasted effort." I viewed school as an interesting abstract exercise. At the time, I had nothing better to do. Plus, I was brainwashed to believe "If you study and learn, you will get what you want." That turned out to be a lie. Paradoxically, learning as much as I can made me see the evils of the State and government and the Matrix. In that sense, the lie became true. I still haven't turned my greater knowledge and ability into practical benefits for myself, but I feel I'll accomplish that soon.
When I was in school, I viewed subjects like history as a memorization contest. Taking the approach "This is a memorization contest!", it was a somewhat interesting exercise. Subjects like Math were genuinely interesting. In retrospect, it would have been nice to learn Math 3x faster as it actually occurred. I viewed it as a game. I didn't realize it was a massive scam. I didn't have anything else to do! I guess I'm lucky in that sense, that I didn't achieve awareness until much later.
I wonder if it's safe for me to send my children to a slave school? I may not have the resources to afford homeschooling. If I warn my children about the nature of the scam, then they may view it as an interesting exercise. On the other hand, it'd be cruel to make them waste so much time.