So many of the commercial messages which are designed to teach us a set of values are appealing to our sense of fear. People are aware that the chase for attainment is futile but will strive to prevent becoming "or appearing to be" an invalid or non-valid person. We are most afraid of our own inadequacies and exploiting that is a powerful and effective tool.
The very small portion of people who are capable of exploiting any type of government system have traditionally shown that without the public's objection, they will do just that.
There is nothing about the experience of any plant or animal that is complacent and accepting of their impending doom. Only humans would be so arrogant as to believe in the myth of laziness and fatality. Everything about life is an expression of someone's choices about what they want. The only practical way for government to operate effectively is to teach people to make wise choices and reward them for doing so in order for them to feel empowered by their ability.
There is no worse crime perpetrated against the planet than for people engaged in the practice of governing choosing to encourage the public to make unwise choices as well as intentionally creating unfairness, inequality, and exploiting people based on class distinctions. When we choose to believe that our betterment will result from glorifying this system, we are involved in the very same crime.
Nothing has been more intimidating and exploitive of the human spirit than the glorification of scholastic pursuits. The myth involved in advertising this industry is that it is designed to encourage reason, and dignity as well as promote liberty. By accepting this and seeing that only a few of the people who are ranked by this standardization achieve a valid label we are participating in our own destruction. Of course people aren't doing this due to some type of lack of motivation. It is instead due to being impulsively motivated based on deception.
With the industrial revolution which encouraged a system of products and consumers, Western civilization adopted compulsory schooling as a supplementary method of ranking individuals. Psychology was not meant to empower the masses but rather to distract their attention. The labels used are not meant to give people an understanding, of how they learn, how they can be accommodated, or what areas of their health need to be addressed. Instead a medical model is used for stigmatization and marginalization.
It is impossible for any living organism to lack self-awareness. The myth to the contrary, was taught so that a hierarchy of human worth could be sold to the public and families who have acquired resources (through whatever means just or corrupt) could protect the illusion of their superiority.
No one with the goal of empowering the public ever sat down, comprehensively analyzed all the most pertinent data, and created a system of labeling and treating the public for psychological disturbances. Believing that this happened is why we have the most corrupt system of medicine in the West, which was ever devised and why it works to prevent rather than promote the best healthcare.
While it's important to recognize how our leadership's devotion to empirical goals has led to an exaggerated military industrial complex and how warfare experiments have been used on invalid or non-valid citizens, the belief in what has been called the Manchurian candidate is not empowering at all.
If we believe that the human mind is only valid due to the physical components called the brain and that every reaction can be predetermined by scientific tools of measurement, we are thereby subjecting ourselves to worse atrocities being committed due to the value this indicates humans as having.
At this point in history, we have adopted sophisticated technology at a rate which was never imagined. However, to believe that our current understanding of the physical world is so advanced that humans can be taught to behave with no more sophistication than any other animal is to submit to the pessimism that corporations can use to further demean and exploit us.
It is possible for the people who are involved in schools, medicine, and the politics that governs them to be involved in this system with the knowledge and understanding of how it is corrupt and also alter its course. We are also all existing in a symbiotic relationship where most of the people's efforts are not encouraged or even acknowledged. Our system of ranking and exploitation has considered most of the human population to be invalid and unnecessary. This is our greatest and most valuable resource and to concentrate on the importance of any other resource at their expense is the quickest way to pursue our own destruction. We have the capacity to do better.