Day 212: Desteni as a Higher Education with Integrity Part 2: Human Nature
In John Taylor Gatto's research into the elite American private boarding schools which appear to produce most of the country's leadership, he set out to establish what set the curriculum of these schools apart from the public school curriculum, within seeing how these private schools are producing the 'big players' in leadership.
In his video 'The Underground History of American Education', Gatto outlines a set of principles that define the curriculum of these elite schools.
When I watched the video and heard him describing the principles, I immediately saw how over the years as I've been walking with others in the Desteni group, I've been supported to apply and become effective in many of these education principles - though within utilizing such principles / curriculum from a starting point of Integrity as the development of practical skills to take responsibility to bring about a world that is best for all, rather than merely becoming effective in perpetuating / accepting the current world system / human nature / protecting wealth / inequality / power.
The first principle of these elite private school curriculums as found by Gatto is:
1. No child should graduate without having a theory of Human Nature - what makes people tick - what buttons do you press to 'get results'. With such theory being developed through a study of History, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Law, etc.
Obviously the reason why the Wealthy Elite in this world would require their children to understand what makes the human 'Tick', is so that you can tap into that and use it to get what you want / what you need -- which is exactly what we see in Politics for example, with words like 'Hope' being used to manipulate people into voting a particular candidate into office, and words that play into people's individual interests to manipulate them through advertisements into buying a product based on a feeling.
Here I can say that at Desteni we've taken this beyond mere 'theory' as 'opinion', into an actual practical insight / understanding of the current accepted Nature of Human Beings within all areas of the relationships that define the current Human experience on Earth: Family, Relationships, Culture, Religion, Money, Spirituality, Entertainment, Politics, Law. And, this is through extensive self investigation into the Words as Definitions we've accepted as the foundation of all our Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions, Opinions, Beliefs, Values -- basically our 'interests' as that which 'makes us tick'.
For example when I started applying the Desteni tools I had been previously participating in Spirituality as what I had perceived / believed myself to be as a 'lightworker', here to 'spread love and light' and 'make the world a better place'. But, when I made the Decision to Stand as Life, to Stand for and as what is Best for All and to within this apply Self Honesty within investigating my actual Nature as Starting Point within the Thoughts, Pictures, Feelings, Beliefs, Imaginations, Desires, Experiences that defined this Self Definition - I began to see and realize how my starting point within my Spirituality is actually completely that of Self Interest where what made me 'tick' in terms of that which I 'liked' / that which motivated me / that which I would 'buy into' was anything that supported my Self Interest as 'what I want' as defined within my Beliefs / Self Definition of myself being 'destined' to experience some blissful heavenly afterlife, and what made me 'tick' in terms of that which I 'didn't like' was for example the prospect of being here on Earth, stuck with all that is here, without the possibility / promise of a 'heavenly afterlife'. So, what I began to see as I investigated my starting point in everything that I am / have been participating in, is that my 'Human Nature' is simply how I've programmed myself with thoughts, feelings, emotions according to my Self Interest as defined through the Knowledge and Information as Definitions I've Accepted - the same knowledge and information that's been here on Earth, passed on / perpetuated generation after generation.
And within Standing as Life within what is Best for All -- I began to see that, none of the knowledge and information as Definitions that defines the Values and Self Definitions of Humanity currently is based within the consideration of what is Best for All, the consideration of ourselves as Equals as Life - but is defined within Self Interest as Separation -- where we've separated ourselves from each other as Life, and from ourselves as Life, into and as our own little Bubbles of the Mind within Survival where we're all just now Accepting the current world / system as it exists with all the Abuse that exists, just wanting to survive and find some kind of comfort and security while we're here, occupying ourselves with various Belief Systems that make ourselves feel good / have hope / have faith that there is 'something better' awaiting us, using these Belief systems to justify not standing up together and stopping ourselves from abusing / neglecting each other -- where, the actual 'Nature' of the Human currently is merely that of Protecting whatever Individual Interest serves them within 'what we want for ourselves only' -- whether it's protecting Wealth, or protecting our Belief Systems, or protecting our Economic System, our protecting our Entertainment, or Relationships.
And I mean this is pretty obvious isn't it?
What makes the Human Tick? Self Interest within how we've allowed ourselves to be programmed by those who came before us.
At Desteni you can study the thousands of Journey to Life blogs, and you can join the free DIP Lite course and do your research and if you discipline yourself and apply what we're applying as Self Honesty and Self Forgiveness for yourself you'll find that Desteni is the only group on Earth that is supporting people to understand Human Nature - what makes us Tick, and taking it beyond just seeing how it works, into actually Changing our Nature into that which supports us to live in ways that are Best for All Life, instead of remaining with a predictable program of Self Interest that the Elite of this world can simply continue manipulating for purposes of Survival within protecting Wealth and Power.
And 'knowing yourself' -- understanding how you came to be what you are as your current personalities, thoughts, feelings, emotions - that which makes you 'tick' currently -- understanding the process of how that is created and being able to direct yourself to not accept or allow anything to exist within you that does not support you to live and express in ways that will not cause or give permission for any form of harm to exist -- that would be the Foundational Principle that must be in place before one is able to utilize Education from a starting point of Integrity.
So, the Elite of this world don't have this Integrity because if they did, then they would understand that the goal of Education should be to teach children to respect all life Equal and understand the consequences of interests that are not in alignment with what supports Life, to thus be able to Lead the World to what is Best for All and end all abuse and suffering -- because then that would bring an end to the problem of the fear of losing your wealth and survival - because within a System of Integrity which is a system that is Best for All, as we propose with Equal Money and the Living Income Guaranteed, then everyone is Given the Best and no one has to exist in Fear.