Ren Allen

"If you have a less general definition of unschooling
than "living real life", I'd like to know it.-=-"

Well, teachers are "living real life", but they aren't usually helping
people unschool. Kids in school against their choice are "living real
life" but they aren't getting much help with pursuing the things that
matter most to them, nor are they free to choose their lives.

If you mean "is unschooling more than living real life" then I say YES.
It's living a life of freedom. Freedom to choose what you learn, when
you learn it and how you learn it.


Sandra Dodd

On one side of my screen, I'm reading e-mail and working on my website.
On the other side, I'm watching TNG episodes in order.

The episode called "Offspring" in which Data creates an android
daughter is on.

Lal to Data: Why do you still try to emulate humans? What purpose
does it serve…?

Data: I have asked myself that many times as I have struggled to be
more human.
until I realized that it is the struggle itself that is most important.
We must strive to be more than we are, Lal.
It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal.
The effort yields its own rewards

Lal: You are wise, father.

Data: It is the difference between knowledge and experience.


It reminded me of the conversation on babies and unschooling.