School is not about preparing us for life; it’s about brainwashing us to become easily controlled citizens.

I spent my childhood in Finland, where I also went to school. The secondary education consisted of nine years of public school (six years of elementary school and three years of junior high school). And additional three years of high school, which was voluntary. While the Finnish school system may be slightly different compared to other nations, secondary education is still pretty much the same in all western countries.

I don’t remember learning much in the first six years, except how to read, write and count, so I will not focus on that time, and perhaps at that age learning this was enough. Instead, I will focus on the last six years of the school: junior high school and high school.

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What was not taught

Health education

While telling about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs is undoubtedly important, that was it. No other health education was done. Nothing. And I don’t count forcing children to eat disgusting food they served at school as education on how to eat healthily.

Sex education

We knew everything about all sexually transmitted diseases, how to not to get pregnant, how to use a condom, but they never taught us the most important thing: how to interact with the opposite sex.

I remember one time after a sex education class, the teacher asked every one of us to write down one question anonymously about sex, and she would answer them all. I asked, “how to find a partner?” Guess what? My question was ignored entirely, while stupid questions like “where to buy a condom?” were discussed. It took many years till I was taught an answer to this question by PUA (pick up artist) community.

Emotional intelligence

There’s a lot of talk about emotional intelligence today, but apparently 20 years ago, educators were not aware of its existence. Social skills were never taught in school, as well as psychological techniques about how to deal with sorrow, anger, pain or hate. No wonder why there are so many emotionally broken people today.

The laws of the country

You guessed it right. During 12 years of school, there was not a single class where they would teach about the laws of our country. Luckily there were two voluntary classes about the topic (one in junior high school and the other high school), which I both took, but most students didn’t.

Basic everyday situations

Were we not taught how to deal with basic everyday situations, such as dealing with police and other public servants, conducting basic legal actions, such as making a contract, registering a car or a property, writing a complaint or reclamation. After school, we had no idea how to operate in society.

Human rights

We didn’t even know that there was such a concept as the human rights and that we as children also had them.

How to get a job or how to get through a job interview

We were told that if we study long enough, we would magically get a well-paid job, but no one told us how it would happen.

Economics and money

We never told nothing about how our economic system works and how money is created out of thin air. Also, there was no financial education on how to manage your own finances.


While we were taught what kind of political parties there are in Finland and how the voting system works, we were never told why the government does what it does and why we should trust our politicians in the first place. I guess this is the reason why the same vermins are being elected over and over again.

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What was taught too much

Math and Science

After finishing school, all of us were practically base level specialists in science. Although this was not a bad thing, it was completely unnecessary as only a small portion of us went to study science and would need this knowledge later.

It also caused a huge depression among many students, especially girls, who were terrible at it. I liked math and science, but even I understood that I would never use it in real life.

History, Religion and Culture

These subjects are important, and I did like them; we were learning them way too much, especially when studying mainly consisted of memorizing things that were made up by our ancestor. It’s quite funny that while they taught us almost everything what happened in the past, they never told us that governments had killed 262 million unarmed people during the 20th century. It was always individuals like Hitler, Stalin or Mao, but never the government as an institution.

Finnish language

80% of all time spent in school was about studying the Finnish language. While the actual subject had only 20% of classes, we spent half of the time writing papers in other lessons, which was the same thing that we did in Finnish classes: writing. We wrote so much that after graduating, every one of us could become a professional writer.


Luckily when I was a child, LGBT, feminist and intercultural propaganda was not that popular yet. Still, there was quite a lot of green propaganda already. For example, we spend half of the chemistry classes learning how to recycle. This led to growing up a brainwashed green-generation who believes all nonsense about cutting down emissions and does not even question the global warming myth. Seeing what is going on today, I’m afraid to imagine what kind of lunatics there will be in 20 years when today’s children will grow up.

Why do they do this?

School system is not designed to raise smart individuals capable of independent thinking. The government does not want that, as that kind of population is too hard to control. When people are smart, they will realize that the government is simply using them as tax farms. The government wants to raise sheep that will be smart enough to produce labour force but stupid enough not to question anything. This is why they never teach critical thinking in school, and always tell us that truth comes from the authority. When you have been deceived your whole life, it’s hard to suddenly wake up from it when you are an adult.


Filip Poutintsev, the Chief Editor of Honest Pros and Cons, is a long term business writer, who has been featured in various online publications such as Forbes, CoinTelegraph and HackerNoon. Now he writes exclusively for Honest Pros and Cons.