A Facebook friend asked me today how I would raise my children if I didn’t send them to school, or even homeschool them.
Simply treat your children as individuals, and let them be who THEY are, instead of what YOU, as a parent, WANT them to be. This might mean watching your children develop into people TOTALLY different from you. So be it: parenting shouldn’t be about raising clone-slaves. It should be about creating free, independent individuals who are totally in alignment with who they truly are, and no sacrificing of that.
This will give them a sense of confidence and self-certainty that few diplomas or degrees can match, and will likely be the catalyst for their futures as businessmen and businesswomen, instead of wage slaves working jobs they hate for a manager they hate even more, and probably hates them back. The school system is little more than corporate workforce training: it’s a way to train them for corporate life.
This understanding that they are all going to one day serve a centralized, impersonal corporation machine, DESTROYS children’s sense or desire to connect locally and be active in their communities. Centralized power tends to do this: it destroys our local lives and directs our attention to a handful of central locations elsewhere. Continue reading