It is the motto of my High School. The literal meaning is "State Preparing". Preparing (students) to live in the State (country).?

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  • 12 months ago

    Hard to interpret that. State can refer to condition, a way of being, rather than a country or other political entity. the "state" could mean "proper life conditions" even. Preparing to be functional in society, perhaps.

    It is not a motto I would follow or enjoy. I do not like the idea of inculcation for whatever purpose that I did not voluntarily enter into, and I definitely did not volunteer to attend high school to be trained to be a cog in society.

    I know that is the undeclared purpose of public schooling (train us to be "citizens") but such a motto reeks of authoritarianism to me. How dare they claim the role of pigeonholing me as if it were a good thing?

  • 12 months ago

    It is most likely "the State preparing you for life", not "preparing you for the state".

  • 12 months ago

    You say 'it' is the motto of your High School. What is it? And what is your question?

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