To dismiss something because it seems obvious has been the source of many grievous errors even in the most concrete disciplines.
First know yourself, then find like minds. They need education too. But you don’t need to be educated, and you don’t need to educate others. You can take ownership of your thought just by deciding to.
It is not so much about what you know, but who you know for getting work in a field you want. It’s very frustrating. It’s true. It is silly to work from prejudice. Education defeats prejudice, but it’s possible it will take a while for things to change. We may only be able to educate by example.
Religion can be a big obstacle to education. They get nervous with questioning. Religion is an institution that serves spirituality to a greater or lesser degree. But true education and spirituality are the same thing.
All institutions are built to provide stability which can be useful, but usually outlives its usefulness as it doesn’t allow change. Yes. The ancient system of wandering mendicants served much better in many ways, but made accessing guidance harder.
Even God changes and grows, right? God is life and love, so indeed. You might say that’s the purpose of life. So that God can grow.
On the subject of interpersonal education, it is possible. If anything, it’s stronger than going it all by your lonesome, but it can be complicated. Thinking is an art, and those on the path of self education are artists. Artists can come together to commune. The sculptor can inspire the painter and both of these inspire the writer. But not if any of them adopt a philosophy of exclusivism.
The art itself has worth. We cannot add to our worth through our arts. We cannot add to our worth at all. How do you improve the worth of the priceless? If something is worth infinite money, what meaning does adding more money to an idea of it have?
It actually lessens it. Yes. Money exists for us. We should never have existed for it. Training exists for us, we don’t exist to be it. Our creativity exists to support us. Our purpose is not encompassed by supporting it.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.