Growing up I knew a few kids who were homeschooled, and by “knew”, I mean I had heard they existed. I always thought they must have had something going on with them which made them unsuitable to go to school with the rest of us “normal” kids and learn what everyone else was learning.
There is no reason the choice to homeschool shouldn’t be the first domino to fall for anyone who still doesnt get #EndTheFed.
In my already conditioned young mind, normal kids marched off to spend the better part of every day, for thirteen years of their young impressionable lives, essentially institutionalized.
Weird kids didn’t.
How backwards was that?
I didn’t really know what it was they were doing, yet I imagined these weird homeschooled kids sat around in their pajamas until noon, hardly left the house, and clearly had no friends or social life.
Yet, year after year, at school we’d sit at a desk discouraged from socializing with one another and being forced with all the might of the state, to assimilate. To be obedient. To condition us to trust them and fear ourselves lest our own kids would turn out to be weirdos.
Lucky for my kids, questioning authority has always been my favorite hobby (these days they consider failure to blindly follow commands mental health disorder) and lucky for me, I had parents who encouraged me to ask questions and search for truth. So I survived. I kept educating myself….and now I am a home educator to two adorable little weirdos.
There are a lot of valid reasons why parents choose to educate their children at home but to me, it doesn’t matter what the reason. I applaud every single parent who, for whatever reason, saw something they didn’t agree with and took action. That takes courage and it’s the first step to realizing the biggest reason for homeschooling, which happens to me mine. My reason is freedom.
People will put up with a lot, way too much in my opinion. Start messing with people’s children though…and you will see how quick someone will be to shake off their apathy an stand up for the right to make choices for their own child. Homeschooling is a libertarian breeding ground. For some reason every homeschooling parent trusted themselves with their child’s education over that of the government. There is no reason the choice to homeschool shouldn’t be the first domino to fall for anyone who still doesn’t get #EndTheFed.
The government lies. A lot. They steal, they imprison, and they enslave nonviolent citizens at an alarming rate for PROFIT. These are the same people legislating what our children SHALL learn and how they SHALL be conditioned.
Are you kidding me?
What we allow will continue! It’s never easy to go against the grain and step out of our comfort zone and this isn’t the easiest or expected path I had initially envisioned for our family (I’m pretty sure that I was actually in denial for the first couple months). But, when the time came to register my daughter for school I just knew too much….about the system….about my daughter….and about myself. There was no way I wasn’t at least going to give homeschooling a try.
Best decision ever.
Homeschooling has exceeded every single expectation I had. Yes, it wasn’t (and will never be) without its challenges, but the reward is freedom. If you don’t appreciate freedom than you are definitely doing it wrong. Homeschooling is freedom to choose what and how your child is learning. Freedom for your child to learn at their own pace in their own way. Freedom for you and your family to slow down, to spend time in your community and make civil service (and civil disobedience) a way of life for the next generation. Or, of you want to live off the grid in the middle of the woods and contribute noting to the community….go do it! That’s what free people do!
We need a generation of people who think outside of the box, who not only challenge the status quo, but reinvent it!!
Free people do what makes them feel alive, what makes them feel good about who they are and what they are contributing to society. Humans are social by nature not because of government force. I am so filled with hope for our future when I watch all of our homeschool kids play together (SPOILER ALERT: Homeschool kids have friends too) knowing these kids have a foundation of freedom. I know there are many people who are in circumstances where homeschooling is just unfortunately not an option and hopefully you are vigilant on being involved with what and how your child is being taught.
This world needs more people who understand how freedom and liberty work. We can (and should) continue to try to wake people up but we MUST start teaching those who have yet to be taught so they never HAVE to be “woken up”. As for all of you people who could make the sacrifice…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Be a part of the solution.
Help me and the growing number of homeschooling families raise a whole generation of “weirdos”. Kids who will grow up and not have been influenced by spending their entire youth being rewarded for jumping through bureaucratic hoops and praised for conforming. We need a generation of people who think outside of the box, who not only challenge the status quo, but reinvent it!! Only weirdos are crazy enough to change the world, and that’s why they are always the people who do.