If you truly think about it, it likely has nothing to do with school. And even if it does, you may find that your life has a much greater purpose than what you’re doing at school or after graduation with a degree. As they say, school is a vacuum where everyone is forced to learn the same things at the same times and even at the same age, but that’s not how kids find their purpose in life. Since all kids are uniquely different, they each have their own individuality. Ask yourself whether The Purpose of School aligns with your purpose in life.
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
“Instead of teaching children to get ‘there’, why not let them be here? Where is ‘there’ anyway? The world needs more ‘here’ than ‘there’.” ~ Vince Gowmon
“Working hard for something that we don’t care about is called stress; Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek
“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” ~ Fabienne Fredrickson
Just because kids may not be interested in learning what you want them to, it’s because they are busy learning what they want to, finding their purpose and that is exactly how you foster a love of learning by respecting their life’s purpose. It’s all about creating a meaningful life that you love living and that brings you happiness. If school doesn’t make you happy or wont help you achieve your life’s purpose, you should dropout. The following quote is why it’s always best to learn from people that are doing rather than teachers that are teaching and telling you what to do and what to think.
"Those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach."
"Those who can’t “teach,” “administrate.”
What drives you? Passion or Compulsion? If your life is driven by compulsion, you may want to consider your Children’s Rights & Values
What if the purpose of your life is to have fun and enjoy it?
Do you honestly think you will find greater success in life by pursing your passions or following the agenda these schools have laid out for you? School is a straight paved path to nowhere whereas unschooling is an unpaved path that’s ready for you to pave your own way.
“No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.” ~ Maya Mendoza
What do millennials care about? (According to a peer research study)
- The majority say, the most important thing I will do in my life is be a good parent (51%)
- Be a good husband or wife (30%)
- Be a useful and integrated helpful member of their community
I highly recommend the book “Think & Grow Rich” which is one of the top self-help books of all time. This powerful book has created more millionaires and billionaires than any other self-help product which is why it’s on our Best Unschooling Books list. I LITERALLY READ THIS BOOK AND DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT AFTER.
"The enormous tragedy for young people today is that so many are sealed off by law from any involvement in the commercial marketplace … until it is too late. This means that they know not the heartbeat of civilization itself. This terrible condition persists until their young adulthood.
It is their luxury — for the first time in world history! — to sit at desks for a full decade after they are old enough to be working. Instead of skills and experience, they mostly learn little other than how to be bored for extended periods.
When that time is up, they are thrown out into a world they can’t possibly navigate or even comprehend and told: “Get a job, pay your debts, and be a success.”
Great system? Not so great." ~ Jeffrey A. Tucker (Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research)
"It’s never too late to trade in your deadlihood for a livelihood."
"Refuse to suffer during the week days; Ironic they call it that because you’re literally in a weak daze where you’re constantly waiting for the weekend."
Prince Ea has some amazing videos on school here: