Outlining key details, which we will cover in this essay, Rides explains to us that life on Mars is not only much more advanced in the Truckee of how they live their lives, but they also bare a strong connection to the Spiritual figure, God. Part of this connection greatly separates the Martians educational system from Earths educational system. This connection, as pointed out by Rides, is the greatest key Mars has unlocked and in turn it has given endless possibilities to the Martian dwellers, whom, if truly existed, would be known to us as the greatest civilization in our galaxy.
The planet Mars may be considered the sister planet of Earth but the lives lived on Mars are very different from those lived on Earth. The educational systems on Mars are solely focused on becoming one with God. There is nothing more sacred then sharing a connection with the divine. All Martians attend school until the age of 16, which in Earths years would be age 32. This is because the Martian year is close to twice as long as the human year. Just like Earth, there are many universities on Mars. Students enter these universities straight from home.
The home is considered the beginning of the young Martians education and this education lasts until they draw their last breath. In the home, the first teachers are the parents, unlike Earth, where he first teachers are considered to be those found in Kindergarten. Here, absolute faith in God is mastered. The first knowledge installed in the young is that of a spiritual awareness. The goal is to seek God's Kingdom and once this connection has been made, all the knowledge and wisdom known to the Divine can easily be attainted. In order to obtain complete happiness, health and wisdom, the Martians must have knowledge of God.
Once this knowledge has been found and a spiritual connection has developed, the Martians continue their schooling at a school in which searchers do not teach but rather assist the Martians in bringing out what is already latent in the soul. Compared to Earth, there is no "sit down and shut up" approach. The teachers do not instruct their students to learn something that has been pre- determined for them. Instead, the teacher's guide their students and allow them to flourish at their own pace and become what the soul wants to be.
Creativity is very important to the Martians and they are master artists, each possessing their own original talent. The Teachers on Mars are more appropriately referred to as guides ND they guide their students in environments free from walls, which holds symbolism to confining the free spirited soul. In comparison to Earth, where typically a teacher would assign homework, occasionally assist the student with a strict approach, then end with an exam on a tight schedule, the guides on Mars look after their students in a stress-free atmosphere of love.
Using this approach suppose to the "sit down and shut up" approach Dunn on Earth, allows tort the right conceptions of truth to be learned and understood by the student. There are no set rules for Martians attending university, these are not necessary. Only one rule is ideal for the Martians and that is the goal to gain complete expression of the Father within. The students are forbidden to forget their spiritual growth and it is because of this that they are led to true knowledge. The Martians connection with the Divine is evident but also extremely important as it allows them to gain knowledge about many truths unknown to Earth.
Aside from obtaining a strong spiritual connect with God, the Martians believe that physical activity is also key to achieving peace, power and plenty in the Kingdom of God. Each Martian (Rides 1922), "Gravitates to his special liking in the realm of physical activity' (chi. 12). Since God, in the belief of the Martians, has created each individual for some form of work, the Martians eagerly work six hours a day. This leaves the remainder of the day for music, lectures, recreation, and general activities in which the promotion of the highest spirituality in each individual can be achieved.
The continuous development in Spiritual connection with the Divine is driven from the realization that the material world is but temporary and so it is because of this hat the Martians train their personalities so that they may become, for all Eternity, in harmony with God. This connection is ever so important to fulfill because failure to connect in harmony with God results in the destruction of individuality. This "ideal Society' elevates stress and eliminates crime and aggression in the Martian society. This allows total focus on spiritual growth as well as complete lovingness towards all Inhabitants on Mars.
The Martians do not believe in property dividing as all property is the property of God. They work with one another, not against. And their working hours are six hours, compared to the intensive hours worked by those whom inhabit Earth. The Martians have had time to pay particular attention to astronomy and study its true meanings without the stresses of deadlines and busy unreachable schedules typically found on Earth. This has allowed them to unlocked secret powers the universe has to offer and wield it to their advantage, which has advanced them in CEO-friendly buildings and transportation.
The inhabitants of Earth have yet to learn the importance of the spiritual connection with the Divine and it is because of this hat they have not advanced as far as those living on Mars. The inhabitants of those living on Earth carry an ignorance in which delays the spiritual growth and ultimately blocks the ability to reach Gods Kingdom and all the wonders that follow. The vision of the "ideal society' in the eyes of Rides, is one that is ruled by love. The purpose of the material world is to discover your character and develop your true self.
All the experiences and sorrow faced in the material world are lessons to help discover the meaning of true self. They condition you to find true love in everything no matter the form of the experience. One can only be in the Kingdom of God if absolute love is found in every experience. Forgiveness for those that have hurt you, the sharing in land and food, caring and helpfulness towards others are all important ways of reaching a society that is ruled by love. Earth is unable to run society with love because of its imprisonment to the Market, labeling our society as premium selfishness.
It our lives were not run by the Market, we would all be in Harmony with one another and our view of the material world would change. No longer would people feel pressured to work long hours, taking time away from those they love. People would no longer have a reason to own as much property and food as possible and those who have lived their material lives with the bare minimum or nothing at all, would have a chance to live comfortably. Crime would drop and a sense of harmony would be achieved amongst the peoples of Earth.
Time would no longer pass us by leaving us questioning why there is never enough time to focus on our loved ones or tend to the needs of our planet. Earth's society would be able to achieve the secrets of the universe, allowing us to discover new possibilities we thought would never be possible. Perhaps then, we would be able to reach a connection with the Divine and begin to live a life similar to our sister planet, Mars. Rides critique of our present society does not fall under a positive category. We are delayed in advancing in sciences as well as truths about the universe due to our ignorant trait that seems to keep growing.
The schooling systems of Earth form a cancer to the creativity naturally found in the soul, decreasing the chances of the lull's growth. This cancer, starting at such a young age, progresses at a rapid speed as the pupil ages in a society where lots of money and high ranks get you what you want and where you want to be. Because of this desire to be the perfect image, they are faced with a tremendous amount of stress resulting in zero fulfillment of Harmony with the divine. If no harmony is reached with the divine, happiness and health cannot be achieved, thus creating a difficult environment for the spiritually designed soul to survive in.
Our greed for more property, more material things and resort of all, money, damages the ability to form a spiritual connection, which as a result, causes destruction to individuality. And to the belief of the Martians, this severely damages the soul, dissembling it to live in harmony within the Kingdom of God. The Inhabitants of Earth have not yet come to the realization that the material world is but temporary and true happiness and health is only found in the Kingdom of God. Until this knowledge is achieved, the inhabitants of Earth will continue to live in a society that lacks the ability to fulfill true happiness and health.