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What School Did Not Teach Me


The “infamous” list of what can be achieved without mind-crushing, creativity-killing, cog-making schooling, and racing for A grades, medals, honors and degrees.


I often asked for mentoring and guidance through hard times, but not for being taught.

• Walking, talking/speaking, reading, drawing, eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, masturbating, getting laid, smoking pot, getting drunk…

• Learning foreign languages such as the 4 killer scandinavian ones: swedish ( I bought a grammar book to start), danish, norwegian, and icelandic.

• Marketing and social/interactive media use. Again, books did half the job. Same goes for all internet services, search engines, etc.

• Learning how to read music and tablature (letters &numbers). Playing a dozen of music instruments (live,studio and rehearsing) and singing, in all styles. Writing CD reviews.

• Using Apple iDevices comprehensively. (Same for computers, but the rebel in me considers computers as quite obsolete devices. They’re just more powerful tools, but not more useful ones).

• Building Lego stuff, then later building furniture.

• Getting in touch with big names in the Music industry and the swedish metal scene.

• Escaping the “grad-job-wife-kids-house-car-debt” paradigm. Escaping the grind and standing defiantly against all form of authority I find unjustified.

• Living with as few money as I can, and not starving.

[To be continued. We learn each day… and the reward is the journey.]

Discipline is freedom

Most of us have an insanely wrong image of discipline.

If you have ever been bashed, humiliated, mistreated in the name of “discipline” then it wasn’t discipline at all.

Babies are the most disciplined creatures ever.

They experiment diligently, fail many times, but always figure a way out (including moving on to something else.)

They reap the benefits of this behaviour by gaining more and more knowledge and discernment. They become more and more disciplined.

Discipline is about loving to learn.

Grown-ups can get that feeling of “acquiring” as well as babies.

Bottom line is: you will grow more and more free if you have the will to acquire knowledge and discernment in your life.

Money put aside, who wouldn’t get more of life by acquiring more knowledge and discernment, so more freedom?

I don’t know any sane being who wouldn’t.

Also: there is no freedom without a frame (or it will be the chaos.)

In the case being, discipline is the frame required to acquire more (relevant) knowledge and discernment, so more freedom!

Discipline is the key to freedom!

[More later about “skills”. You will throw off your misconceptions!]