Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

I was here four years ago, and I remember, at the time, that the talks weren’t put online. I think they were given
to TEDsters in a box, a box set of DVDs, which they put on their shelves,
where they are now. (Laughter) And actually, Chris called me
a week after I’d given my talk, and said, “We’re going to start putting them online.
Can we put yours online?” And I said, “Sure.” And four years later, it’s been downloaded four million times. So I suppose you could multiply that
by 20 or something to get the number
of people who’ve seen it. And, as Chris says, there is
a hunger for videos of me. (Laughter) (Applause) Don’t you feel? (Laughter) So, this whole event
has been an elaborate build-up to me doing another one
for you, so here it is. (Laughter) Al Gore spoke at the TED conference
I spoke at four years ago and talked about the climate crisis. And I referenced that
at the end of my last talk. So I want to pick up from there because I only had 18 minutes, frankly. (Laughter) So, as I was saying — (Laughter) You see, he’s right. I mean, there is a major
climate crisis, obviously, and I think if people don’t believe it,
they should get out more. (Laughter) But I believe there is
a second climate crisis, which is as severe, which has the same origins, and that we have to deal with
with the same urgency. And you may say, by the way, “Look, I’m good. I have one climate crisis,
I don’t really need the second one.” (Laughter) But this is a crisis of,
not natural resources — though I believe that’s true — but a crisis of human resources. I believe fundamentally, as many speakers have said
during the past few days, that we make very poor use of our talents. Very many people go
through their whole lives having no real sense
of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of. I meet all kinds of people who don’t think
they’re really good at anything. Actually, I kind of divide the world
into two groups now. Jeremy Bentham, the great
utilitarian philosopher, once spiked this argument. He said, “There are two types
of people in this world: those who divide the world into two types and those who do not.” (Laughter) Well, I do. (Laughter) I meet all kinds of people
who don’t enjoy what they do. They simply go through their lives
getting on with it. They get no great pleasure
from what they do. They endure it rather than enjoy it, and wait for the weekend. But I also meet people who love what they do
and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. If you said, “Don’t do this anymore,” they’d wonder what you’re talking about. It isn’t what they do, it’s who they are. They say, “But this is me, you know. It would be foolish to abandon this, because it speaks
to my most authentic self.” And it’s not true of enough people. In fact, on the contrary, I think
it’s still true of a minority of people. And I think there are many
possible explanations for it. And high among them is education, because education, in a way, dislocates very many people
from their natural talents. And human resources
are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around
on the surface. You have to create the circumstances
where they show themselves. And you might imagine
education would be the way that happens, but too often, it’s not. Every education system in the world
is being reformed at the moment and it’s not enough. Reform is no use anymore, because that’s simply improving
a broken model. What we need — and the word’s been used
many times in the past few days — is not evolution, but a revolution in education. This has to be transformed
into something else. (Applause) One of the real challenges
is to innovate fundamentally in education. Innovation is hard, because it means doing something
that people don’t find very easy, for the most part. It means challenging
what we take for granted, things that we think are obvious. The great problem for reform
or transformation is the tyranny of common sense. Things that people think, “It can’t be done differently,
that’s how it’s done.” I came across a great quote recently
from Abraham Lincoln, who I thought you’d be pleased
to have quoted at this point. (Laughter) He said this in December 1862
to the second annual meeting of Congress. I ought to explain that I have no idea
what was happening at the time. We don’t teach
American history in Britain. (Laughter) We suppress it.
You know, this is our policy. (Laughter) No doubt, something fascinating
was happening then, which the Americans among us
will be aware of. But he said this: “The dogmas of the quiet past
are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion
is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.” I love that. Not rise to it, rise with it. “As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” I love that word, “disenthrall.” You know what it means? That there are ideas
that all of us are enthralled to, which we simply take for granted
as the natural order of things, the way things are. And many of our ideas have been formed, not to meet the circumstances
of this century, but to cope with the circumstances
of previous centuries. But our minds
are still hypnotized by them, and we have to disenthrall ourselves
of some of them. Now, doing this is easier said than done. It’s very hard to know, by the way,
what it is you take for granted. And the reason
is that you take it for granted. (Laughter) Let me ask you something
you may take for granted. How many of you here
are over the age of 25? That’s not what you take for granted,
I’m sure you’re familiar with that. Are there any people here
under the age of 25? Great. Now, those over 25, could you put your hands up
if you’re wearing your wristwatch? Now that’s a great deal of us, isn’t it? Ask a room full of teenagers
the same thing. Teenagers do not wear wristwatches. I don’t mean they can’t, they just often choose not to. And the reason is we were brought up
in a pre-digital culture, those of us over 25. And so for us,
if you want to know the time, you have to wear something to tell it. Kids now live in a world
which is digitized, and the time, for them, is everywhere. They see no reason to do this. And by the way, you don’t need either; it’s just that you’ve always done it
and you carry on doing it. My daughter never wears a watch,
my daughter Kate, who’s 20. She doesn’t see the point. As she says, “It’s a single-function device.” (Laughter) “Like, how lame is that?” And I say, “No, no,
it tells the date as well.” (Laughter) “It has multiple functions.” (Laughter) But, you see, there are things
we’re enthralled to in education. A couple of examples. One of them is the idea of linearity: that it starts here
and you go through a track and if you do everything right, you will end up set
for the rest of your life. Everybody who’s spoken at TED
has told us implicitly, or sometimes explicitly,
a different story: that life is not linear; it’s organic. We create our lives symbiotically as we explore our talents in relation to the circumstances
they help to create for us. But, you know, we have become obsessed
with this linear narrative. And probably the pinnacle for education
is getting you to college. I think we are obsessed
with getting people to college. Certain sorts of college. I don’t mean you shouldn’t go,
but not everybody needs to go, or go now. Maybe they go later, not right away. And I was up in San Francisco
a while ago doing a book signing. There was this guy buying a book,
he was in his 30s. I said, “What do you do?” And he said, “I’m a fireman.” I asked, “How long
have you been a fireman?” “Always. I’ve always been a fireman.” “Well, when did you decide?”
He said, “As a kid. Actually, it was
a problem for me at school, because at school,
everybody wanted to be a fireman.” (Laughter) He said, “But I wanted to be a fireman.” And he said, “When I got
to the senior year of school, my teachers didn’t take it seriously. This one teacher didn’t take it seriously. He said I was throwing my life away if that’s all I chose to do with it; that I should go to college, I should
become a professional person, that I had great potential and I was wasting my talent to do that.” He said, “It was humiliating. It was in front of the whole class
and I felt dreadful. But it’s what I wanted,
and as soon as I left school, I applied to the fire service
and I was accepted. You know, I was thinking
about that guy recently, just a few minutes ago when you
were speaking, about this teacher, because six months ago, I saved his life.” (Laughter) He said, “He was in a car wreck,
and I pulled him out, gave him CPR, and I saved his wife’s life as well.” He said, “I think he thinks
better of me now.” (Laughter) (Applause) You know, to me, human communities depend
upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability. And at the heart of our challenges — (Applause) At the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability
and of intelligence. This linearity thing is a problem. When I arrived in L.A.
about nine years ago, I came across a policy statement — very well-intentioned — which said, “College
begins in kindergarten.” No, it doesn’t. (Laughter) It doesn’t. If we had time,
I could go into this, but we don’t. (Laughter) Kindergarten begins in kindergarten. (Laughter) A friend of mine once said, “A three year-old
is not half a six year-old.” (Laughter) (Applause) They’re three. But as we just heard in this last session, there’s such competition now
to get into kindergarten — to get to the right kindergarten — that people are being interviewed
for it at three. Kids sitting in front
of unimpressed panels, you know, with their resumes — (Laughter) Flicking through and saying,
“What, this is it?” (Laughter) (Applause) “You’ve been around
for 36 months, and this is it?” (Laughter) “You’ve achieved nothing — commit. (Laughter) Spent the first six months
breastfeeding, I can see.” (Laughter) See, it’s outrageous as a conception. The other big issue is conformity. We have built our education systems
on the model of fast food. This is something Jamie Oliver
talked about the other day. There are two models
of quality assurance in catering. One is fast food,
where everything is standardized. The other is like Zagat
and Michelin restaurants, where everything is not standardized, they’re customized to local circumstances. And we have sold ourselves
into a fast-food model of education, and it’s impoverishing
our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is depleting
our physical bodies. (Applause) We have to recognize
a couple of things here. One is that human talent
is tremendously diverse. People have very different aptitudes. I worked out recently
that I was given a guitar as a kid at about the same time
that Eric Clapton got his first guitar. (Laughter) It worked out for Eric,
that’s all I’m saying. (Laughter) In a way — it did not for me. I could not get this thing to work no matter how often
or how hard I blew into it. It just wouldn’t work. (Laughter) But it’s not only about that. It’s about passion. Often, people are good at things
they don’t really care for. It’s about passion, and what excites
our spirit and our energy. And if you’re doing the thing
that you love to do, that you’re good at, time takes a different course entirely. My wife’s just finished writing a novel, and I think it’s a great book, but she disappears for hours on end. You know this, if you’re doing
something you love, an hour feels like five minutes. If you’re doing something
that doesn’t resonate with your spirit, five minutes feels like an hour. And the reason so many people
are opting out of education is because it doesn’t feed their spirit, it doesn’t feed their energy
or their passion. So I think we have to change metaphors. We have to go from what is essentially
an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity
and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more
on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing
is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict
the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer,
is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish. So when we look at reforming
education and transforming it, it isn’t like cloning a system. There are great ones,
like KIPP’s; it’s a great system. There are many great models. It’s about customizing
to your circumstances and personalizing education
to the people you’re actually teaching. And doing that, I think,
is the answer to the future because it’s not
about scaling a new solution; it’s about creating
a movement in education in which people develop
their own solutions, but with external support
based on a personalized curriculum. Now in this room, there are people who represent
extraordinary resources in business, in multimedia, in the Internet. These technologies, combined with the extraordinary
talents of teachers, provide an opportunity
to revolutionize education. And I urge you to get involved in it because it’s vital, not just to ourselves,
but to the future of our children. But we have to change
from the industrial model to an agricultural model, where each school can be
flourishing tomorrow. That’s where children experience life. Or at home, if that’s what they choose, to be educated
with their families or friends. There’s been a lot of talk about dreams
over the course of these few days. And I wanted to just very quickly — I was very struck
by Natalie Merchant’s songs last night, recovering old poems. I wanted to read you
a quick, very short poem from W. B. Yeats,
who some of you may know. He wrote this to his love, Maud Gonne, and he was bewailing the fact that he couldn’t really give her
what he thought she wanted from him. And he says, “I’ve got something else,
but it may not be for you.” He says this: “Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with gold and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” And every day, everywhere, our children spread
their dreams beneath our feet. And we should tread softly. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you very much. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause)

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100 Responses

  1. Luke Russell says:

    This talk was 6 years ago and still things haven't changed a bit. I'm a dropout myself and for these exact reasons.

  2. David B. says:

    I hope I'm not the only one that watched that wonderful animated short after his speech

  3. Reynaldo López Aramayo says:

    For me it is incredible that the most essencials bad things of the education system are related to the capitalistic way of seeing life… We are humans, not production machines to make money..

  4. Ayodele Pompey says:


  5. rosacute jenniely says:


  6. carlos leonguerrero says:


  7. Jose Luis Veiga Rey says:

    Como habliltar la traduccion al español? En este video no me da la opcion…

  8. Manuel G says:

    The Spanish translation is off by many seconds, and I think this videos was shorten from the one used for the translation.

  9. Mihir Dwivedi says:

    wow!! what a great talk!!

  10. Cnupoc says:

    wonderful. life is amazing

  11. sean says:

    WAS HE MAKING A JOKE? About the Al Gore climate crisis thing? He talks about teachers that dont know how to teach while at the same time those same teachers who get taught from their teachers teachers who didnt know how to teach them taught the same people who came up with man made climate change. I have enough common sense to know that man made climate change doesnt exist and is a fantasy.

  12. Jack Keville says:

    I'm 17 … And i honestly couldn't live without my watch …

  13. Блог Чабровских says:

    С русскими субтитрами какая-то проблема.

  14. Lorendrawn says:

    Eric Clapton doesn't make jokes half as good as Ken Robinson though.

  15. Eda D says:

    This man is amazing. This revolution needs to start now, the education system we have now is atrocious.

  16. rusavantgardegallery says:

    The Hebrew subs are from a different talk

  17. Hamza Nasir says:

    Subtitles are wrong. Please update.

  18. Omar Totonji says:

    what is the name of dancer that he mentioned

  19. Ameya Benare says:

    I just…just love this guy!

  20. bhushith says:

    There is magic in this man's speech! flawless!

  21. Supper tramp says:

    çeviri ile konuşma zaman farkı var

  22. jasonlb136 says:

    Please fix the CC. Otherwise, great talk.

  23. Leonardo C says:

    Los subtitulos enloquecieron !

  24. Daniel Carnielli says:

    Portuguese CC is wrong, maybe from another video

  25. Cameron Crombie says:

    Agree with everything and love your sense of humour….

  26. animosity IV says:

    Sir, you are a legend. Thank you for this speech.

  27. David Kee says:

    Opens our mind and challenges our thinking on how education needs to evolve with our changing environment.

  28. jaja isrichtig says:

    so true.

  29. aurelius7778 says:

    This is thee only person that should be the Secretary of Education in the States! The world for that matter.

  30. 4wren says:

    the thing is there is a contradiction in the talk. when children are 3 they haven't done anything hence empty resume. how do you expect someone to know from the ground up what path they want to choose when they dont know if these paths exist? schools do foster for the arts as well. if you suddenly take interest in music or dance after the one lesson you have in the weekly schedule this passion will be taken home and everywhere. home is where talent is developed but schools need to introduce the options first. this applies to schools in the uk, not sure if such subjects are compulsory in others.
    prioritising maths, science etc is like giving a defacto fallback if things go wry, which is not a bad idea

  31. Cheeky Monkey says:

    Yeah. ..?

  32. Ayman Mansour says:

    One of the best TED talk presentations- period. Hopefully this will be the spark of a cultural and educational revolution, Amen!

  33. Ketan Shukla says:

    Who cares what you BELIEVE. Science is not about believing, it's about facts.

  34. pgklada says:

    titles are garbled for this lecture… otherwise the lecture is perfect…

  35. 빅키샘Miss Vicky says:

    I accept your invitation to taking part in revolutionizing the education model, Sir Robinson!

  36. Noura Al-Hazzani says:

    As always, insightful and delightful.

  37. Flávia Adriana Oliveira says:

    As legendas são de algum outro vídeo. Carregaram as legendas erradas. não sao deste vídeo, nem as legendas em ingles.
    por favor, corrijam.

  38. jocelyn camacho says:

    very great video!

  39. erentar says:

    How perfect can a speech be! This guy sir is blessed by god or something

  40. Kira Koop says:

    My youtube is set to automatically include captions, and I believe the captions file for this video is missing! The words I'm reading are not the words I'm hearing!

  41. belaz1234 says:

    I've heard recently Christof Wiechert say something similar to Robinson at 13:55. "A good teacher is not someone who teaches a child how to read and write, but someone who creates an environment in which a child can teach himself how to read and write."

  42. Ángeles Pintos says:


  43. Carlucho says:

    Facebook Page: OTRA EDUCACIÓN:

  44. jennifer young says:

    Truly BRILLIANT. (Nothing wrong with a bit of humor…!) -J.YO' " …Not evolution, but a revolution."

  45. Edvin Mattsson says:

    The human mind is so pathetic. Everyone in this room, and everyone in the other Talks ive seen him do. They agree with him, big time. but still, nothing happens. Nothing! Someone has got to do something, God you cant just sit about and wait for someone else to do it.
    This guy is a genius. The world, and the future needs more humans like him.

    All humans need to get their head out the sand, you aren't an ostrich. You can fly.

  46. Erika Valencia-Mendoza says:

    I love Sir Ken Robinson's way of deliberating on education with his great sense of humor. We really need to modernize education by personalizing it. It is time to make it happen, and educators have the solution.

  47. Shara Star says:

    The cartoon at the end… The elderly guy at the end is far respectful compare to all those stood and saw laughing at the passer by who kept falling… Gosh…

    Nice talk on the education on every child to be catered to their own growth of education. The quote on a 6 year old is not half as a three year old sure fits the society on belittling experience and knowledge with age. Thank you for the talk ❤

  48. Marie Duran says:

    College begins in Kindergarten? Gee, we don't put pressure on them do we?

  49. Maryam Esmaeili says:

    A revolution not an evolution!
    great idea

  50. Nareesh Kumar says:

    The captions are a bit off

  51. 지몽이 says:

    I love all of his lectures….
    I agree the true educational revolution is necessary. But it doesn't seem easy to personalize learning according to students' individual talents. And people with nice talents sometimes don't make ends meet with their jobs. Even so, if we get away from fast food model education to true revolution, the society will be better…

  52. ROHIT KOHOK says:

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. karim Tabrizi says:

    great talker and badly needed to be said.

  54. Victor Fuentes says:

    The subtitles are wrong. They must belong to another conference.

  55. Puhu says:


  56. Kul Shrestha says:

    yeah i did it long time ago what i want to do but still lingering on what they want from me to do as always learn and succeed on what others had successfully achieved but they don't care how they have reached their goals… when they realized it, it would be too late and someone gonna close eyes for forever living the thought of what else.. Educational system is huge business of thug life.. killing each of our hopes and desired .. how can i be fine if i'm not appreciated …

  57. Christine Claiborne says:

    Yes! Although common core has good intentions, they are not considering the developmental and psychological needs of students at their age. Stop expecting a kindergartner to do calculus and then fail them and say, "Well, that's just the way it is. This kid doesn't get it." And then when they have been told over and over they are stupid… well, guess what? You believe what you are told. "Yelp, ok. I'm stupid. I'll just give up now." And then they go into 1st grade…

  58. Phúc Tran says:

    hey guys i need the link for the separate clips at the end, really inspirational, thanks in advance.

  59. Om Satija says:

    He nails everything. This must be shared to schools and education systems in all countries. Starting at school level and then building up will be the best thing…

  60. Bobby says:

    Please don't follow your passion if your passion is something the majority wants

  61. Uriel Castaneda says:

    The captions are off

  62. Javier Mora says:

    Subtitles still wrong. Please update. Thanks!

  63. Burak Akkoyun says:

    meanwhile in turkey we had a brilliant idea for the highschool choices for teenagers.
    everyone goes to the chool their home is near.
    not the school they wish or not the school thats gonna teach about what they want to become.
    you have no idea how much we need this man as our secretary of education.

  64. Hablar como hispanoparlante says:

    The captioning for this video seems to go with another video. It's not related to what he is saying.

  65. Hablar como hispanoparlante says:

    The captioning for this video seems to go with another video. It's not related to what he is saying.

  66. chrissy smith says:

    The worn out education system that once produced lemming thinkers will not sustain the hungry minds of the new generations where every second child is being diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, Asperges, or Mental Illness. These percieved mind problems arent abnormal..they are an evolutionary glitch that prevent the outmoded education system from taking them in its clutches and destroying the true purpose of their existance; one they are meant to find in their heart, and where there value is not assessed by the pass or fail on a structured piece of paper that rates their inteligence as a human being.

  67. 余峥恺 says:

    Everyday, everyone, we should tread softly

  68. Shariska says:

    great talk

  69. Ganesh Muthupalani says:

    #QuickNotes Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson
    * We make very poor use of our talents
    * Enthralled in the idea of linearity in education. You go through a track and if you do everything right, you will end up set for the rest of your life.
    * the lives of Those who speak at TED are organic.
    * Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability.
    * We built a fast food education system where everything is standardized. And its depleting our physical bodies.
    * Many people opt out of education because it doesn't feed their spirit
    * Create a movement in education where people develop their own solutions, but with external support on a personalized curriculum
    * Tread carefully on the dreams on the youth.

  70. abdizzll says:

    Smartwatches have ruined that joke from 2010:)

  71. I/lo says:

    The subtitles ;-;

  72. Sumiyah Yaseen says:

    Excellent speech… you never fail to Educate me Ken…
    For those who don't have the time…
    Please I urge you to listen to the end of Ken's words from 15 minutes and onwards…

    It's the crux….

  73. MrSarcism says:

    I am studying to be a teacher. Im not agreeing with the current state of the education system. Im going to try and change that, but I dont know what obstacles I will come across. But I'll do my best, because this current system is like 100 years outdated

  74. karlanda barnett says:


  75. SuperMassiveBlackGizeh says:

    "Everyday, everywhere, our children spread their dreams beneath our feet. And we should tread softly" … Everytime I hear this …. man my heart …

  76. Clockwork says:

    what's with the captions?

  77. Piotr A. Bieluga says:

    It's simple to start the revolution. Put one person like this in each school.

  78. Raspian Kiado says:

    I'm currently 2 weeks away from my 15 birthday. I'm moving onto high school after the summer is over. I'm having a boycott, I promise you, within three years I will have a boycott at Derry Area Highschool. I wish to scrap my school's teaching system and remodel it. TO THE EDUCATION REVOLUTION!

  79. ISAIAH PIERRE says:

    Great video!

  80. queeddity says:

    That 3 year old with a panel reviewing resume cracked me up so bad. XD

  81. Clarence Garay says:

    Sir, you have already transformed my life. We shall see a change to education. It's on my epitaph.

  82. Sumit bisht says:

    I just skipped a year before going to college and now after listening to him, planning for another take!?

  83. Marcelo Feitosa says:

    Acredito que precisamos repensar no cotidiano escolar as formas de aprendizagem.
    Somente assim, poderemos dar sentido à formação de crianças e jovens!

  84. Joseph Aaron Lehmann says:

    Somebody has to scrub ploors and pick up garbage, and those people aren't going to have their souls fed by it. And that's alright. This fellow needs to understand that waiting for quitting time isn't a failure, and you are not what you do.

  85. Arnulfo Laniba says:


    1 year ago

    I love all of his lectures….

    I agree the true educational revolution is necessary. But it doesn't seem easy to personalize learning according to students' individual talents. And people with nice talents sometimes don't make ends meet with their jobs. Even so, if we get away from fast food model education to true revolution, the society will be better…

    Arnulfo Laniba replies: Why do you say it is difficult to personalize learning according to student's specific individual talent when IT WILL AT LAST BE THE STUDENT TO TAKE CHARGE OF IT?!

    For all these years, it is a heavy work because it teaching has been the work of the teacher, but once it becomes a joyous work of learning by the student — the student taking charge, no longer the teacher taking charge – and is based on the child's inclination, IT WILL BECOME A TASK OF THE STUDENT, not of the teacher! It will be powered by the love of the student, not by the coercive effort of the teacher.

    So, how can that become difficult?

  86. Arnulfo Laniba says:

    If you force-teach a child a strange talent not his own, or a skill he is not inclined or equipped to, then that is like banging a wall. But if as a mentor guide (not as a teacher) you just do the task of removing the layers of cap that hindered the child, like peeling a bulb of onion, layer by layer, then, once your task of being the motivator is accomplished and occasional supporter, you will see the child taking charge his own destiny and you will observe a speed whose intensity you cannot see elsewhere.

  87. Arnulfo Laniba says:

    rh001YT says:

    “@Arnulfo The time in paradise ended when humans gained the faculty of reason.

    My reply: Yes, Paradise disappeared when human reasoning (mind) took over and replace humble love (heart). Mind ruling over heart – is the greatest tragedy to ever befell mankind.

    And neither shall we regain the lost Paradise if we don’t restore Love to her throne and put Mind below her as her obedient servant.

    rh001YT says:

    “hierarchies of labor arose to deal with growing populations. Where reason was well employed people enjoyed, gradually, an easier lifestyle.”

    My reply: To paraphrase, “hierarchies of labor arose here and there as control strategy and deception tool… where reason was well employed upon people so that the American people enjoyed, phenomenally an easier lifestyle, such as by applying the hierarchy called World Bank using the gold of the Filipinos to give credence and make possible the establishment of the bank, with the promise that at the least, World Bank organizers would pay a rent or lease to the Philippines which never been fulfilled and worse, the Philippines was therefore forced to loan from the World Bank so hard so that 54 % to 75% of her annual income (tax collection and earnings from her companies) to the tune of over P4 trillions a year was forced-paid to World Bank… on a yearly basis.”

    Read: The United States of America et al via the World Bank extorts at least P4 trillion from the poor Filipinos on a yearly basis, not to mention their not paying the rent or profit share of the Filipinos’ gold used by World Bank to capitalize its operation!

    Double crime: 1) not paying to the Filipinos the lease of their gold; 2) causing them to borrow from the World Bank whose existence depends on the gold of the Filipinos.

    Third crime: not recognizing the Filipinos as the real owner of the World Bank.

    Mr. American, this is how you achieve your “easier lifestyle”! And no thanks to your hierarchy tactic by whose layers you cover the truth.

    Remember: You are extorting (read: stealing) over P4 trillion a year from the national income of the Philippines from the hard-earned taxes of the poor Filipino people. And by such money and similar ones, you sustain your easier (read: luxurious) lifestyle.

    Woe unto you!

  88. Arnulfo Laniba says:


    4 hours ago

    @ Arnulfo Well, I guess the Secret Covenant of the Illuminati is not so secret. As I mentioned in another reply to you, life expectantcy is generally increasing and child and infant mortality is going down. Global food supply is still going up. I am aware that some meds cause other problems for which other meds are then taken and so on….many people have come to know that's not a good path to follow, many have not. Stupifaction of the masses in the West is caused by too much study of socialism and not enough of hard subjects…not sure how to change that, cuz it could be their IQs are a bit shoddy.

    Arnulfo Laniba

    Arnulfo Laniba

    1 second ago

    Who are you fooling with such statistics? Of course, those who are still under the complex stupidification process of the Illuminati. But not those who recognize the meaning of 11:11. For how can you justify your falsified official statistics of long life when children at very early ages have already cancers, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, etcetera, etcetera — how?

    If in our small town, already very far from the USA, already has most of its death to be under the age of 50, when chemicalization is still somewhat not as serious as in America, can you prove the statistic that Americans are aging longer?

    Of course, those medical liquids and hoses can do it! I've that a couple of times in our place: death being prevented by medical intervention… but the patient is like a living dead and a living alive!

    You are slowly losing all that "gives you long life" very fast so much so that all that will be left will be the decision to lie with statistics.

    After all, how can you justify your toxic system in the fact that our first ancestors Adam to Noah, as I had mentioned already, were enjoying over 900 years of age?

    What advantages can you brag with the American system in view of this fact alone?

    Ha, ha, all your advancements etc etc will not count if health and age are damaged in the consequences. Education Revolution is needed because the set of knowledge which the USA has promoted is toxic and very destructive to her people and to the people of all nations.

    Sure, you cannot stop the circulation and the back yard or night time discussion in the kitchen the contents of the Secret Covenant of the Illuminati and how each line in it is taking place all throughout the world. We can be fooled once or twice, but you cannot fool the people all the time.

  89. Arnulfo Laniba says:

    The clear educational-training-development system Christ gave to us is not the present system used in schools designed by the Jesuits, but the one in the Parable of the Talents and Pounds in Matthew 25 & Luke 19: Focus on your talent.

    The summary of the entire message of Christianity is in the 3 parables in Matthew 25, to wit:

    The parable of the 10 Virgins – message and lesson: "Wait for Christ's return by keeping your lamp ever-burning by having enough oil." Meaning: active waiting, or as Luke's version says, "Occupy til I come".

    In which thing shall we be active?

    Answer: Parable of the Talents: Focus your activity on your talent.


    Answer: so you will have abundance in everything. Talent is the key to prosperity, abundance and wealth. See what happened to Akiane Kramarik who was able to focus on hear painting talent as early as age 4. Before 10 years old, she was and is already a millionaire!

    For what? What the wealth is for? For indulgence in lust?

    Answer: Parable of the goat and sheep: To be cease being a DISABLED CHRISTIAN and become an ABLE CHRISTIAN: able to feed the hungry, able to quench the thirst of the thirsty, able to clothe the naked, able to shelter the homeless, able to treat the sick, able to help the prisoner/ enslaved.

    Christ's Commission of Charity.

    Employment or being an employee limits your capacity or in most cases, prevents you from fulfilling that commission. As a matter of fact, if we are DISABLED CHRISTIANS (because we are employed) and are like eagles whose wings and feathers are clipped, we cannot fly over and above poverty and weaknesses and in most cases, we are the ones who are the hungry, the thirsty, the homeless, the sick, the imprisoned in debts, worries, fear, or in physical jail – the helpless instead of being the helper!

    Under the Christianity of the West (Catholic-Protestant version), WE ARE THE DISABLED CHRISTIANS! The Church is a detention center. We are detained to be up only to a certain level of education and understanding and lower capability so that we can be kept at the level where we keep on paying tithes to the Church and taxes to the government, instead of graduating from that level and become in-charge of our own tax money and tithe money and do it ourselves, instead of submitting our tithes to some supreme leaders who are caught to be using such tithes and offerings to sit on golden chair (throne) in the Vatican or to engage in secret immoralities, or funnel most of such money from the Vatican Bank to the World Bank, to the domestic/ national banks in every nation, to local banks and money lenders to be lent/loaned to the members (the ones who gave the tithes and offerings) and by chance or on purpose: to seize their lands and farms under the legalized land grabbing method called foreclosure! Tithing allows land grabbing!

  90. baba babo says:

    I came 12 years from the future to tell you that no one fix the subtitle.

    Edit : I look up on Google how to add subtitle to Youtube videos. Is there anyway i can fix this sub?
    It would be a great deed to humanity if anyone know how to fix this sub.

  91. baba babo says:

    The short animation at the end represent the true nature of human, that we feel pleasure out of other human's suffer.

    Although i'm not sure what the grandpa part actually mean.

  92. JC Zondi says:

    There is a way this man speaks that makes you listen and want to change your perspective of things.

  93. Lauren Bailey says:

    Absolutely inspirational ? and so, so wonderful! Thank-you ??

  94. ATC Australian Teachers Chronicle says:

    Another fantastic talk by Sir Ken.
    At about 12:00 he makes mention of 'Fast Food Education', and he's absolutely correct.
    My son doesn't fit the Fast Food model and is pretty lost within the education system, he's very bright, however the system has nothing real to offer him or a way of helping him find and develop his true talent or passion. He is continually told to stay at school and go to Uni! To study what?, he asks. Anything, as long as you go to Uni!
    Education inflation. It's becoming increasingly clear, you need a degree for jobs that used to require only a year 11 or 12 pass and some initiative. 🙂
    However, I do understand it's a way of culling the hundred of applicants for basic jobs, and why are there hundreds of applicants for basic jobs?
    Answer is the job market is screwed, and I believe we are in an economic downturn, they just haven't released the seasonally adjusted, indexed for inflation, and smoothed statistics to tell us we are in one.
    It's really tough out there, and it's hard to survive, even with education and experience.
    Life has been ratcheted up to where we all financially 'just' surviving, and that's about all, the world over.
    Only the big boys are making money.
    The Internet has also screwed up a lot of things for kids, however I'm digressing. 🙂

    One of the key things to take away from this talk for legislators of education, is stop talking to industry about what their needs are, and develop people, not develop a pool of laborers of all levels.
    Teachers are being pushed to their limit trying to keep up with this education inflation as well, by way of mandatory personal development and schools competing with each other by way of national testing on an uneven playing field. It's all wrong, for everyone.
    The Scandinavian countries are very progressive, we could learn a lot from them, however, we always seem to look to the US for all of our models and structures, the ones that are broken and don't work in the US, they are then re-branded and sold to us as gold. The Emperor has no clothes!
    The younger gen will have no idea what I've just said, and why don't they? It's a great story to teach kids about manipulation, or maybe that's why it's been put into the shadows?
    Maybe it's because someone who understands manipulation, isn't a 'good consumer', or isn't so easily controlled?. 🙂
    Let's start the revolution and go 'clean sheet' on how education is offered and delivered .
    However, I do know one thing that's proven itself over history, a revolution without finance is just an idea. 🙂

  95. SÜLEYMAN ŞAH ¿? says:

    Türkçe çeviri gelsin abonelikten çıktım

  96. Claire Were says:

    That linearity thing is definitely a HUGE problem and lie!

  97. Smruthi Bhat says:

    The subtitles and the video don't go together. It's frustrating. Please update

  98. Craig Tate says:

    And yet nearly a decade later, no change. How sad this country is

  99. lindosland says:

    This man expresses what many of us have long known, but in a way that few others could, and with great humour thrown in. The real question then is; given that he's lived long enough to be knighted, and given that even this talk was now almost a decade ago, why is our country in such a mess still, and why are those with such opposing views still in charge of education?

  100. Suhyoung Choi says:

    He can't hide his background as an upper middle class English man, probably within 0.0001% of the world population in terms of wealth, learning, and intelligence. Of course, what you say should be the educational aim of the people in your class.

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