This is so thought-provoking. (And while it's almost 12 minutes long, trust me, it's worth it.)
But before you watch it, take this challenge: How many uses can you think of for a paper clip? Make a list, or count them out. Once you've come up with as many as you can, you're good to go. And yes, it comes up in the video, about eight and a half minutes in:
I love the animation - how it reinforces what he's saying, but I also find his message fascinating.
I mean, ADHD (attention deficit disorder) being geographically determined? He's right, that's crazy.
And I completely believe that the more engaged you can be in something, the more you'll learn! (It's not a chore to learn about what you love - when you're fully alive in those Aesthetic Experiences you WANT to learn about it!)
The whole bit about a factory mentality in our schools, with the date of manufacture being the most important thing kids have in common was right-on.
And the bit about our educational system actually harming our ability to think creatively - to achieve divergent thinking - is shocking... especially because it feels accurate. This was always my personal challenge with multiple choice questions, because I could always come up with ways that more than one answer would work.
What do you think?
p.s. My thanks to Asako for sharing this video with me!