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Elite school curriculum

First: A background foundation of knowledge of human nature and the human mind based on the
study of theology, philosophy, history, literature and law – this is the fundamental data base.

Second: Strong familiarity with all aspects of the acts and applications of literacy: spelling,
reading, writing and public speaking – taught by writing constantly and speaking constantly – the
practice of doing it

Third: Insight into the major institutional forms – courts, corporations, the military, government.

Fourth: Systematic and repeated exercises in the use of polite manners. Politeness and civility is
the foundation of all future relationships, alliances and access to people and places you might
want to go to.

Fifth: Independent work.

Sixth: Energetic physical sports are essentially the only way to confer grace on the human
presence. This grace translates into power and money later on. Horseback riding and ballroom
dancing confers a commanding physical presence on whoever can do these things well. Sports
teach you practice in handling pain and dealing with emergencies.

Seventh: Complete access to any workplace or any person. Assigning the task to a child of getting a
meeting with the mayor teaches confers more learning than reading an entire textbook. Teach
your child to access people that he or she wants or needs.

Eighth: Responsibility – utterly essential. Make your child responsible for caring for a horse,
perform community service, assume leadership of a club, or similar. Always deliver more than was
asked for.

Nine: Establish a personal code of standards. This must be checked regularly and meticulously,
especially standards in production, standards in behaviour, standards in morality.

Ten: Familiarity with the masterly works of art in music, painting, sculpture, dance, design,
architecture, literature and drama. Be at ease with the arts because apart from religion, the arts
provide the only way to transcend the animal materiality of our lives and get in touch with our
higher self.

Eleven: The power of accurate observation and recording. Drawing is the best way to sharpen your
perception.

Twelve: The ability to deal with challenges of all sorts, physical and otherwise.
Thirteen: A habit of caution in reasoning to conclusions – this is vital when society is under
constant pressure to jump to conclusion based on media propaganda and a barrage of
disinformation.

Fourteen: The constant development and testing of judgment. Make judgments, discriminate
value, follow up and keep an eye on your own predictions to assess how close or far off the actual
occurrence or outcome was to your own judgment.

Assignment:

Choose what you consider the most important elements and discuss the reasons why
they are important.