“Growing up, everything you’re told to do is for no other purpose than to earn the approval of others around you. It’s to satisfy somebody else’s standard. Our system is performance-based and not purpose-based. It teaches mimicry and not passion.”
There are a lot of reasons I think our educational system could use a serious overhaul and this Mark Manson post points out three of them.
It breaks down three things school taught you without you realizing it including that success comes from the approval of others, that failure is a source of shame, and to depend on authority.