Why Teaching NLP in Schools Would Benefit Societies

Filed Under (NLP life coaching) on 01-03-2017

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The inventor of the idea of schools teaching sex education from early grades thought that it would benefit societies. Teaching NLP in schools would benefit societies too.  How?  What payback would we all get in the long term if we started teaching NLP in schools?    

Firstly, since NLP studies and models human excellence, achievement, success, and the differences that make the differences between the excellent and the rest, its purpose is pretty good in itself.  If on one hand we talk about and grapple with societal problems with marginalized communities, delinquency, crime, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, and diminishing [or no] respect for the roles of the police, courts, authorities, and prisons, but on the other hand leave the benefits of teaching NLP in schools from young age on the table, isn’t that a great waste?

So what would be the benefits of teaching NLP in schools?

NLP would teach people to communicate clearly from an early age.

As it is with learning a foreign language or a musical instrument, so it is with learning NLP and the skills to communicate clearly.  The sooner we start, the better we get – if we persist through life.  NLP skills and clear communication would prevent misunderstandings in people’s personal and professional relationships.  This would decrease divorce rates and lighten the load for the courts and police [attending to incidents of domestic violence etc.]. That would save money. The quality of police service would also increase, because police officers would have less paperwork.

In professional relationships NLP and clear communication skills would prevent misunderstandings costly to businesses in time, money, energy, and also reputation.  Lengthy meetings, job interviews, and negotiations that are often ambiguous or vague and don’t produce results would cease to be an issue.  People would be more productive, efficient, and motivated. Staff morale would increase. Everyone would benefit on both sides of the business.

NLP would teach people respect

for their environments, capabilities, differences in what and why they believe and value, and who and how very different we all are.  Respect is important, yet many people don’t seem to have it.  Without respect there’s apathy, violence, destruction, and wars…  Just look at the news! The news that sells best and travels the fastest is bad news. Wars over power, money, natural resources causing diplomatic manipulation by certain countries is lack of respect.  Manipulation and respect are mutually exclusive!

Or take wars over religious differences.  Isn’t war an example of lack of respect for differences?  If I practise religion A, you practise religion B, and I come to you and force you to convert to religion A, do I respect you and your religion?  If children learnt NLP in elementary schools, they would know no other but to exercise respect for others, their environments, behaviors, beliefs, values. And there would be no bullies in schools!

NLP would teach people to observe and question,

rather than take things on the face value and put up with them against their will – brainwashed.   When we give ourselves time to observe, we don’t jump into snap conclusions based on how we interpret a situation, which may have nothing to do with how the situation really is.  Observing can spur creativity. Photography, sculpture, architecture, and many other visual arts are based solely on observing.  Observation is a great source of learning.

NLP would teach people acceptance

of each other’s cultural, religious, and social differences.  Have I mentioned wanting to convert you to my religion without accepting that your religion might be what you prefer and as good as my religion?  Why would I want to convert you to my ways of life?  Because I’m not willing to accept you as you are. Hence I’m not willing to accept that your opinions, religion, and ways of doing things might be valid, albeit different. Different is not always better nor worse. It’s just different. And can be enriching.

NLP would teach people work ethic

 a phenomenon that many young people in certain countries don’t seem to know.  They don’t know what work ethic is for two reasons.  1. since they live in a world where every material object exists and can be obtained, they have no incentive to work to invent new ways of improving the world, because everything is laid on for them.  Reason 2 is that since survival is easy in the developed world and many parents spoil their children by buying them everything the children dream up, the children have no sense of value of thing. Likewise these children have no sense of value of money and what and how long it takes to earn it.  Since NLP teaches respect, acceptance, the differences that make the differences, and modelling success, work ethic would be a natural byproduct if we taught NLP in schools from early age.

Would teaching NLP in schools cost governments and the taxpayers? 

Since nothing in life is free, yes, it would.  But the principles “spend money to make money” and “investing in quality is cheaper in the long term” would most certainly apply.  The operational costs of teaching NLP in schools would not have to be high. But they would certainly be money well spent if it were to buy healthier, happier, more respectful, responsible, and productive members of societies.  What’s your opinion?  Tell me it.

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