Education is fundamental to success. However, the way we learn varies from person to person. It’s important for all of us to learn new things in all stages of
life, but we need to choose the way is best for us to do so. Once we figure it out, we need passionately pursue knowledge and wisdom, without worrying about grades or degrees.
When I look around, and even when I went through school myself (elementary, high school and four years of college), I notice way too many complainers and not many truly wanting to pursue their education.
Some enjoy sitting down and writing reports because they love to write about that particular subject; for others, this is torture and so they procrastinate in doing the work, which makes both them and the teacher frustrated and stressed because normally the
work is not turned in on time. Too many times students are given so much work every day of the week, including the weekends, that they don’t have time to enjoy life and relax at any time, which makes them hate school. Why? Isn’t
school supposed to be about helping our kids and young adults see how amazing it is to learn and give them the skills to succeed in life?
In the unschooling lifestyle, we give our kids the freedom to learn, but not all will take this freedom. Some will be self-motivated and be thankful for the freedom they are given and pursue learning with all
their heart, but others will just sit back and waste time, which is not what this way of life is all about. Freedom to learn is to be cherished and used properly, or else we will find ourselves homeless
on the streets somewhere, or always dependent on our parents and others for money, always wishing we could have more money to do things and buy the things we desire. One day, these kids may wake up and realize they need to have an education in order to succeed
so will strive to do what most everyone else around them is doing… go to public or private school, where they feel tortured daily, but they feel that it’s the only way to succeed in life, though this is far from the truth, and so they continue the path and never really enjoy the life of freedom they were once offered.
Those that do succeed and find the joy in learning as they are unschooled, end up continuing to desire this lifestyle of freedom and so they study a few courses here and there, or maybe even get a degree, but only to help them get what they desire in
life. Their love for learning is shown in the papers they write and the grades they get because they WANT to be there; they are passionate about learning. They have become self-motivated, which is a key to success in life. Some will get jobs, but most will pursue a lifestyle where they don’t depend on anyone else for money and where they can work around their own and their family's
schedule. They seek financial and time freedom and so the most likely thing for them to do is pursue a career in network marketing, a career open to everyone no matter what the gender, social class or
level of education. They wake up each morning with a desire to just learn more and help others succeed, and as they work as a team, everyone is propelled forward. It’s a life of blissful freedom for all!