This Post is in response to a comment left on my post “Real Job”
First of let me applaud you for having;
“worked hard and sacrificed and worked desk jobs, paid taxes,
saved for college, AND followed passions, planted, harvested, created beautiful music, sell and install art,”
Wow! that’s amazing I would love to see some of your art.
Thank you for “squelching’ all your judgmental thoughts about my family. I do consider families like yours, most of the people in my life came out of families like yours. One of the reasons I started blogging was because I wanted to share my unique point of view.
There are, however, somethings that I would like to say:
My dad was and is brave. I don’t know exactly what you mean by “parents that have “real jobs” to give you choices in life.” Both his parents had real jobs that is true, but they didn’t pay a cent towards my dad’s college tuition. My dad paid his way through college with a string of the humblest of jobs.
I’m sorry I came off to you as “self righteous and spoiled” The only thing I was trying to say was that people shouldn’t be afraid to do what they love..And get paid for it.
As for what I said about school I stand by it. Most of my friends hated school. I have seen first-hand the stress kids have dealing with the after school work and competitive testing they get heaped with. This was the most heartbreakingly clear when I lived in NYC one of the most competitive school system areas in America.
Here is a video that speaks more to that
After years of going against mainstream with unschooling, and keeping my beliefs toned-down and muted, so as to not alienate people. I am starting to get weary of not speaking up. I know that the way I was raised is still very controversial and different but I believe in it.