On Tuesday of this week, the sophomores here at Rockettopia High School took the traditional Wellness* test to determine which of the two types of delusional ignorance they had.
The unit was about something called the Locust of Control. This is whether one believes that all events are governed by free will, or all events are chance
and we have no free will. There are, of course, only two opinions on the issue, both of which are delusional ignorance. There is no way to believe that some
events, such as whether you win the lottery or whether you get hit by a car, are random chance and others, such as a test grade, are controlled. The idea that
what country you live in helps determine your ability to climb the social ladder is quite frankly laughable, as is the concept that perhaps teaching students
an oversimplified system of absolutes is a bad idea. The curriculum has been determined to be wildly successful by the teacher who teaches it and people who
have no connection, and is expected to be included again next year.
On a related note, a group of very confused RHS students have formed the Church of the Controlling Grasshopper. Meetings are Wednesdays after school in the
cafeteria for all interested in attending.
*Wellness is what hippies call gym class