An update on my life post education....
As the Governing Body continue to denounce higher education, reality continues to prove their words ignorant, ill informed and blatant lies.
I am proud and astonished to say I have just been accepted for a University Teaching Hospital post. I have a seriously sought after, senior house officer job in Intensive Care, Endocrinology and Clinical Pharmacology. It's one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK and Europe and my senior is a well known professor who was awarded an OBE for his research. Ironically, he wrote some of the very textbooks that got me here and now he has offered me a post!
I simply could not have even imagined any of this ten years ago. I would not have even laughed at the idea.....because I wouldn't have known what any of those jobs were!
I was an unschooled, ex pioneer, ex Bethelite with ZERO prospects, on the cusp of losing my religion. I was sad, in turmoil and truly lost, I knew the inevitable was coming because my conscience would not allow me to stay in the WT bubble, but I had NO IDEA what awaited me in the future.......I left and immediately went back to school aged 27.
Aged 19, I once partook in an assembly item where I spoke highly of pioneering and bethel life in contrast to the futility of careers and education. As a punishment, I will be ashamed for as long as I remember for unquestionably repeating such indoctrinated bull-shit! All the data says quite the opposite to the uneducated Governing Body and who was I a 19 year old kid, to talk about the futility of achievement? Again I was simply repeating the words of men who had never achieved anything but church appointment, the only prerequisite being loyalty and a closed mind.
While I am able to come here and encourage education and its rewards, I shall, unashamedly so. I celebrate ambition and achievement because it is just so rewarding to the soul. In addition, education leads to freedom of mind. After years enslaved to the whim of ignorant men in Brooklyn , a free mind is beautiful and empowering, it is like breathing for the first time in decades.....
It is not ego that motivates me in writing this, though I am proud, it is the hope that someone decides to also pursue their life goals, because we only get one chance at them!
IF you have thought about pursuing a career or going back to school......go order a prospectus now.....go call the nearest institution now.......go ask for a career advisor appointment now.
Do it today!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.