There is an emphasis on passive learning in this country. The school system is designed for you to sit in a chair and listen to the teacher. If you get out of your chair, if you speak out, if you do not do what they say then you are disruptive. The system is designed to memorize and learn facts. We are learning facts to take a test but the only time I take tests is in school. Once the test is over you forget everything and learn stuff for the next test. This system is messed up and we think this is the best way to learn. We learn by doing. We learn by getting our hands dirty. We learn by making mistakes. Stop trying to learn how to do something and start doing something while learning.