3.03.2009

I guess people really are that stupid!

This is a quote posted to an article defining unschooling:

"So, if the child does not wish to play the card game or the word game, he/she does not have to? What does Mom say? What would you like to explore today? This is the most preposterous idea I've ever heard. Children need guidance; yes, even requirements. They don't know enough to choose their own subjects; they don't know what the subjects of life even are. People will believe anything!
Posted on 3/2/2009 6:37:00 PM by Anonymous"

Read more HERE.
It was posted yesterday.

That just lets me know that even 'in this day and age', people can still be just that stupid!
I use the word stupid instead of the word ignorant, because i believe that 'choosing' to remain ignorant constitutes stupidity.
There is too much information out there about the 'real story' of unschooling, much of it observed and written about by former life long SCHOOL TEACHERS who saw the failings of public school systems and their 'methods' of defining and dividing real life into subjects.

I could seriously rant on and on about this for hours, but I chose to control myself, and didn't even 'reply' to this idiotic comment on the thread. I just don't see the point in arguing with a fence post.

I'd love to hear anyone else's input on this!

UPDATE:
March 19th, 12:34 am

Okay, I've had some time to digest this and would like to put more of a 'positive' vibe to this post.
I tend to get a bit wound up initially when I encounter such an extreme case of boisterous ignorance.
Like my dad always says, "Better to let someone think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Having taken the time to calm and meditate about it, I can sympathize with someone who would make a statement like this.
Obviously she has NO CLUE of what she speaks, which truly, is pretty sad.
And I can even AGREE with her on the point that, yes, children do need guidance.

A few definitions of GUIDANCE-
*something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
*the act of guiding or showing the way

–noun
1. the act or function of guiding; leadership; direction.
2. advice or counseling, esp. that provided for students choosing a course of study or preparing for a vocation.
3. supervised care or assistance, esp. therapeutic help in the treatment of minor emotional disturbances.
4. something that guides.
5. the process by which the flight of a missile or rocket may be altered in speed and direction in response to controls situated either wholly in the projectile or partly at a base.

NOTE: the only definition that refers to CONTROL is the one that also refers to WEAPONS.

And THIS statement:
"They don't know enough to choose their own subjects; they don't know what the subjects of life even are. People will believe anything!"
is actually ironically amusing!

REAL LIFE is not neatly divided and packaged into SUBJECTS.
Life is not so linear, or cubic.
That kind of thinking is the direct result of generations of BOX THINKING, programmed in by THE SYSTEM itself.
The system seeks to support itself, like the matrix.
And the fact that people believe THOSE systems, those lies, those completely man-made fabrications about divisions in life,
is just proof of the idea that,

yes, "People WILL believe anything."

5 comments:

  1. I have to say it makes me laugh. People like this just seem so defensive to me. I think they are threatened because what we are doing makes sense, and that just rocks their boat!
    Thanks for posting this. I love when other people see the stupidity!

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  2. People like that have always allowed their interests to be dictated to them by other people, so they can't imagine a child branching out on their own. It's very sad, but hopefully that poster will be frustrated enough to explore that idea and wind up improving his/her life some.

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  3. It is funny, and ridiculous, and sad.
    I feel sorry for their children!

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  4. I am finding that there are a large number of teachers who are now homeschooling and using the unschooling method. Very interesting! I love your blog and am following you.

    http://thesnailstrail.blogspot.com/

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  5. That's what I was discussing just last night with a friend. Her son would really benefit from unschooling. But some children, I think, needs more guidance than others. I don't believe there is only one right way for everyone. But unschooling intrigues and I have been reading up on it.

    Anyway, like the points you bought up and your pictures are really sweet. Love them. How I wish I have a sister.

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