Discovered these two videos this past week via Facebook, shared by friends who share the idealogy we feel so passionately we must not only imbibe in our children but must too share with the world. And so I am here to share them with you. I feel compelled and just couldn’t keep them to myself.
(At this point, if you haven’t already, you’ll want to hit stop on the music player above left)
Now is the time for a revolution in so many ways!
Something must be done to “undo” all that has been done!
HERE’S WHERE WE ARE NOW:
AND I love the way Chris Colfer (yes the ever lovable Kurt Hummel from Glee is also a writer) puts it:
THIS one I found on Facebook, shared by a friend and I think it rings sooo true! What a shame!
And THIS guy! Gratitude for standing up for the free-thinkers, the experential learners of this world!
“there is more than one way in this world to be an educated man!”
When we use the term Education, with most it stirs up a visual of children sitting in chairs, politely listening as a “qualified” instructor spouts off facts to be memorized for a later date when the students must prove their intelligence and consequently their very worth by a series of testing procedures. THAT is what education IS to so many many; unquestioned. Why must education be limited to this definition: The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, esp. at a school or university.* Isn’t it, in fact, so much more? A series of instructive or enlightening experiences? LIFE itself! When it’s seen as such, it takes on so much more meaning and it then becomes vital to the very outcome of the future we all deep down desire. We go about our lives, living by the constraints of a system that we feel we must fit into despite the fact that it is a seriously flawed system that is doomed to fail. And I can’t speak for everyone but that whole idealogy sucks the very lifeforce, the fun, the joy out of everything we do! Why not embrace the alternative? WHY NOT LIVE A LIFE WE LOVE LIVING?! We must have the courage to break free from those constraints or we will never fully live our lives. If there is nothing else I have taught my children that sticks with them but this one thing I will consider my job as a parent, well done.
HERE’S where we need to be . . .
You must be true to yourself in spite of the odds we feels surmount against us!
It is imperative that you live the life you love! NOW!!!