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Anna Brix Thomsen is alum from Aarhus University in Denmark and Stockholm University in Sweden and holds a B.A in pedagogy and an M.A in educational sociology. Anna currently works as a teacher in Sweden and hosts a blog about education. I Never Thought I would become a teacher. Nor did I ever Dream about it. I always thought Teaching was a tough and unrewarding job. Since I started Working as a Teacher, I have gained a Profound Respect for the Responsibility of the Teaching Profession. Teachers hold a Key Position to Changing the World. We also hold the Key to Preventing Change if we are not Changing ourselves but merely Regurgitate the same Teachings that we have been Taught through an Education System that Teaches Children to become Functional as Dysfunctional Adults in a Broken System. It IS Possible to Change the World – but only if We Start Teaching a Different Way of Living Through Ourselves as an Example of Change.

Our Common Core

Everything that exists on this Earth is made out of the same Common Core, the same molecules, and the same atoms. 75 % of the earth is covered in water. Up to 60 % of a human body is made ...

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Educating The Human – Capital or Capability?

Educating The Human – Capital or Capability?

There's something wrong in the world today, and Sociologists know what it is. We live in a system that privileges cash value over everything else. If you can't lay a dollar value, and if you can't generate profit, it is worthless in the eyes of the system. That might be a great way to pursue personal enrichment, but it sucks as a way to live healthy, environmentally sound, happy lives. It's time to consider some alternatives, don't ya think?

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Family is Fascism

Family is Fascism

When it comes to family, do we have a problem?According to Anna we do and I gotta agree with her because in a lot of ways she's right. As a therapist I have seen first hand how "families" shit on and abuse each other and it ain't pretty and what's worse, the abuse is always justified. Even sexual abuse of four year old children can be conveniently ignored when it occurs in a "family" setting. On top of all that, children are programmed into The System by their parents. But does all this mean family is necessarily a bad thing? No, not necessarily. Personally I think family is the best bet we have of surviving, and tight knit, functioning families are pretty much the only way of meeting the deep emotional and psychological needs of children. But that holds only when the family is healthy, only when all members have equal power, only when all members are respected, and only when all members are one hundred percent free of emotional, psychological, sexual, and physical abuse. If these conditions are not met then ya, there's a problem.

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The Secret of North Korea is Within You

The Secret of North Korea is Within You

North Korea is a secret state that is accepted by the general World society, perhaps because of the fear that they have nuclear weapons — or perhaps North Korea is accepted in the world as it is, because we each accept a living North Korea within ourselves – as secret states of dictatorship, fear and self-delusion, that we keep hidden from everyone, including ourselves.

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One World in 60 Seconds

One World in 60 Seconds

The world in 60 seconds? A sociologist looks at daily life differently. Walking through a market with melon in hand, we see interrelationships, economic realities, injustices, and a world that "could be" or "might be" if we stopped buying into the "that's just the way it is" mentality of "normal" life. Revolutionary? No. In a way it is deeply ironic. Engineers, chemists, even physicists work hard to improve the things that matter to them and nobody questions that. Is it so strange then that sociologists might aspire to ask questions, point out contradictions, and contribute towards a better future? It's only strange, I feel, that more people don't listen.

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Modern Misogyny – A personal review

A fascinating excurses on the gendered, and often misogynist, nature of our popular culture and the fantasy life we all buy into. Like zombies we walk this earth playing out our programmed gender roles. Wake up, wake up wherever you are. There is no benefit in "the game.' It leads only to misery, oppression, and a slow and depressing descent into the prozac haze of our modern world.

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More God in America – Or More Money in God?

This article discusses the relationship between God and Money with America as an example of how Money and God influences our daily lives. From Australia to Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland, there ...

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The Game of Survival – Inequality Equations and Miss-Calculations

Iisms and Schisms and postmodern standpoints. We live in spineless world were we all "go along" just to get along and where "playing the game" (i.e. complying with social conventions, avoiding confrontation, and letting the status quo exist unchallenged) is seen as a sign of virtue rather than a character weakness. We bend over for The System, but is the plum we get for being the good boy or girl really worth it. In a world characterized by the destructive excesses of our consumer capitalist society, perhaps its time to re-evaluate our perspectives and begin living according to principles, values, and core Truths once again.

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