They were never given an opportunity to question what was ahead of them! We certainly scrutinized grammar and emotional poetry, but never explored the ways that we as workers and citizens could be manipulated or ways of protecting ourselves.
I always suspected that there was a corporate agenda that somehow trickled into my "education" and now that I can see the difference in reading lists from the previous generation, it's painfully obvious.
@winduptoy My life really started to open up in my 30s when I began to view news/books/movies from/about people outside of the US, or before/outside of colonization or capitalism or Christianity (the three C's haha). I just wanna be like, "hey high school kids, if you think The Jungle is crazy, have you seen this artsy European movie about a Mongolian boy who taps into his shamanic roots to help spare his people from the enclosure of the commons? Also, David Graeber exists..."
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.