It is the motto of my High School. The literal meaning is "State Preparing". Preparing (students) to live in the State (country).?
- busterwasmycatLv 712 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?
- Son of T3Lv 712 months ago
It is most likely "the State preparing you for life", not "preparing you for the state".
- bluebellbkkLv 712 months ago
You say 'it' is the motto of your High School. What is it? And what is your question?