In most of the world, education stresses the importance of conformity, prioritizes memory work and reinforces notions linked to strict obedience and hierarchy. It is often consciously, or unconsciously, racist and culturally biased. Art and creative concerns in general play a very small role if any and free-spirited, analytical thinking is often frowned upon as a form of potential instability.
Does this sound like a methodology destined to bring the greatest good for the greatest number? Sounds to me like a formula for a mediocre majority. We have been on this path for decades. It isn’t slavery, but it isn’t freedom either. It is a grey no man’s land somewhere in the middle, not good enough to make sacrifices to maintain and not bad enough to revolt against. Is numbness the best we can do?