One of the patterns I have noticed that occurs in almost every sphere of our lives is the suppression of potential and then a shift towards some other, often illusionary, values.
Let me explain on one of the most simple and present example of this mechanisms workings. As I child, you are in your most able to learn and soak up period of life and your curious mind has no rest and gives no rest to others around you. What is this, how does that work, where did it come from. You want to know everything about everything. You are still a proper human being.
Then you get to a curtain age and you need to enroll into the education system. A child might think that education system is there to help you learn more about everything. Sadly this is not the case since you are given a scale on which you need to perform. Your work needs to be enough to get you over imaginary line number one, but will go to waste if it goes over imaginary line number two, thus giving you a section on the scale that you need to perform on. This suppresses your potential in some fields and also steals away your precious resources while because you have to bother with stuff that are as far away from your interests and fields of potential as Moon is from the Earth.
With the suppression part over, in the next couple of years (grades) you come under the influence of the idea that you shouldn't study for the sake of knowledge and understanding, but to get grades. A shift in values happens and you only start to think about illusionary numbers or letters that represent your ability. You stop caring about info and only worry about the end result. This enables you to cheat without any second though.
Welcome to Earth
~Where money is the root of all evil and
~Where you live to get more money.