Our current education system is failing so many people. We need to harken back to the older knowledge and memory systems of the pre-industrial era. While newer ideas can be useful in some situations, we need to place more focus back on practical knowledge for the average citizen. The daily practical knowledge of the average historical indigenous person is far larger than we ever give them credit for. In many cases they have more knowledge for living than even some of the most elite well-educated Americans.

We may often be too focused on specialized knowledge and neglect the fact that people still need a broad-based daily knowledge.

Original annotation: This fits into the idea of older knowledge and memory systems of indigenous peoples


the need to develop new instruments for the reconquest of practical knowledge by the average citizen.1


links: Ivan Illich tools for conviviality

connected ideas: The New Education


  1. Ivan Illich | syndication link↩︎


March 16, 2021