Ian's Mission: Understanding why the most brilliant people are the worst learners in the modern world and how to transform that reality.
People are too stressed to be conscious/present.
- Psychology Stressors: Children subconsciously internalize their parents anxieties about measuring up to standards in a globalized, hyper competitive world.
- Sociological Stressors: Social media, college admissions, and grade inflation reinforce incessant self-judgment and evaluation, which precludes children's ability to be present and learn at their pace.
- Biological Stressors: Over 20% of the population lacks a mechanism in their adaptive immune system to metabolize toxins produced by indoor mold.
- 30-40% of households and an untold percentage of schools (because of a resistance to testing) have moderate to high levels of indoor mold.
- Neurotoxins produced by mold put the brain in a constant state of stress, causing modern versions of fight, flight, freeze (anxiety, restlessness, depression), eroding children's capacity to learn.
- Cultural Stressors: The most perceptive people tend to be the most anxious because they pick up on more data from the outside world but lack self-esteem because society still values our more primitive ability to do over our more evolved ability to perceive. (maybe research on introverts vs extraverts).
This reality is exacerbated by two phenomena:
- Our farming-based food supply has embedded a sense of anticipation and worry in our subconsciousness as humans: Will the harvest be good? Will it be bad and cause us to suffer a famine?
- The slow, almost imperceptible neurological degradation of people's brains resulting from continued exposure to neurotoxins created by indoor mold.
Too Many Stressors to Be Conscious (The results of these forces):
- Those with the most capacity to be conscious (and therefore the best learners) are shutting down to authentic learning.
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