Be fair and honest with others. Work hard and you will be rewarded. There is no shame in an honest day’s wage. Study and do well in school because an education is important. These are the values we instill in our children. We presume these values will prepare them for the world. But are we woefully hindering their chances for success by not teaching our children about the real world?
The education a child would receive in a military academy is much different than would be taught in a public school. Although the same curriculum is taught in a military academy, an additional strict set of values is included. Also the students of a military academy are educated in use and functioning of the tools they will likely see in their future. With few exceptions, these students are most likely going to graduate into a career in the military. By the time they are the equivalent to a typical college graduate they vastly more prepared for the real world than the average graduate.
Imagine if every child in America were required to study business law from sixth grade until graduation and could challenge the Bar Exam within their second year of Jr. College. Some could perhaps argue many American corporations would be bankrupt as a result of lawsuits within the first three years of that graduating class. With the inclusion of law as a mandatory course in high school, institutions such as insurance, banking and even politics could also potentially be greatly affected. Perhaps we would need to cite a reputable source to outright claim America has become a nation of corruption. We definitely would to claim it is not? But if it were said that a license to practice law is a fundamental requirement just to live in America today? Could anyone argue the assertion
In a very real sense, skills trained in career fields such as Law, Politics & the Military and even Business can be regarded as predatory in nature. Whereas many of us struggle to maintain control of our own lives, those in the career fields mentioned regularly control the destinies of others. Imagine the effect in nature if a gazelle were armored with the teeth and claws of a predator. Although the traditional values we teach our children are certainly noble, can it be said we are raising them to be prey in a predatory society?