Is hardship truly an evil necessity?
In the face of numerous challenges and transitions, hardship has long been regarded as a catalyst for personal growth. Analogies, such as the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, have been used to illustrate the transformative power of overcoming adversity. However, as a parent, I have grappled with the notion that subjecting my children to hardship will automatically make them stronger individuals. Observing the real-world implications, it becomes evident that the relationship between hardship and personal development is not so straightforward. Let's explore the complexities surrounding hardship and its impact on our lives.
"Why schooling a sardine when you can raise a dolphin?"
Have you ever considered the true purpose of education? Our society often emphasizes academic knowledge and conformity, but is that truly the path to nurturing thriving children? As parents, we have made the conscious decision to "unschool" our two young children, and in this blog post, I'd like to share some of the reasons behind our choice.
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
In the rollercoaster of life, you often find yourself in pursuit of happiness and success. Isn't it so that you have dreams, set goals, and strive to reach them? But, what happens when you touch those finish lines? Sometimes, you're short of breath from the fall, or other times, you're engulfed by an odd sense of disappointment despite the achievement. Could it be that you've missed understanding your true inner desires, the core of who you are? Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, where we'll explore the concept of 'bliss' and how finding it can lead to a fulfilled and meaningful life.
"Society would like to convince us that if we follow the "rules", get an education, a good job, and have a family we will be happy ever after, in short, the dream life."
Stepping into the adult world feels akin to wading into the ocean, where the shallow, familiar waters of youth rapidly deepen. Soon, the idealistic dreams we’ve held in our hearts start to seem unattainable, swallowed by the currents of reality. But is this really the case?
"The old tree will fall during the storm in order to let the space for the new green shout."
The world has gone mad! What's going on? Deep inside, most of us feel that something is off. We cannot fully explain it, but we sense that our society is no longer functioning properly. This feeling transcends all aspects of our lives, as we witness people growing sicker, poorer, and less satisfied with their lives. It seems that justice is dwindling, and happiness is becoming scarce. But fear not, for this chaos is a sign of a significant transition we are experiencing—a transition to a new era for humanity.