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About a year ago, when I first started considering taking my kids out of public school, I wasn’t met with the kind of incredulous questioning that I expected after suggesting something so reckless and foolhardy.
For the most part people were excited and supportive and helpful.
They just don’t know what to with someone who’s so, like, weird. They are not ridiculed into trying to be who God didn’t create them to be. You can’t just go around being annoying all the time. Better they learn now not to stand up for themselves? By the time annoying people like that are older, they’re .
They’ve advanced beyond certain stages of childhood and are better able to confidently stand up for what they believe in.
And if those people do disagree or make fun of them they won’t care. Not even every one of the kids who lives in this house is like that.
But no one asks the “normal” kids and adults if they were homeschooled. Because they’re so, you know, But the homeschooled kids who are like that, who are “annoying” are so different, so confident, so willing to allow themselves to be something that the majority of society has labeled as weird, that people can’t help but paint all homeschooled families with the weirdo brush.
If, on the other hand, they’re able to cultivate their interests, learn to be comfortable in their own quirky skin, encouraged to achieve as much as their little over-achieving hearts desire, they’ll enter adulthood with the confidence to continue on that path.
They won’t automatically wonder if people will disagree or make fun of them when they make assertions or cling to ideals. Of course, not every homeschooled kid is like that.
Because there’s a growing community of people convinced the Earth is HOLLOW with a race of superior “alien” humans, Vikings and Nazis living in paradise at the centre.
He was so confident in the theory that he organised a 2007 voyage to the hollow earth - with a plan to set off from Russia on an icebreaker ship to find an “opening” at the North Pole.
The £15,000-per-head expedition was cancelled, but this in no way dampened his enthusiasm for the theory that flies in the face of modern scientific thinking.
The idea of being ostracized by a group of people that they don’t really like anyway no longer sends them into a panic.
If they spend their whole childhood trying to be something they’re not or believing that what they are is weird and weird is bad, they’ll enter adulthood with those same perceptions, that same lack of self-confidence.