UNSCHOOLERS! Please try to avoid any commentary that starts with "I hate..." when...
Best thing might be to try not to hate very many things, and those you can't un-hate, try not to share around too freely.
In 2011 someone wrote:
-=-I hate where my best friend lives. -=-I responded:
Try not to hate anything more than you "have to," and once you get to thinking more positively, you might find there's is nothing you have to hate.
In early 2016, someone had come to ask for movie recommendations. Part of what she wrote was:
-=-Nothing violent please, our kids are young and they hate that kind of stuff 🙂 =-
After some discussion by several posters of available films young children might like, I wrote this:
I came to be picky.
I left a link to the /battle page because this page didn't exist yet. Now here it is.
When looking to see where to keep the writing, I considered the page about avoiding martial terminology (struggle, battle, fight), and the page on avoiding negativity in general, but this is about language and about defining a person, or a thing or topic in such a way that it might be avoided for years. A person can't well frolic in ideas and connections if there are parts of the world or of his mind that are marked "we HATE this." Hatred will prevent joy and connections.
I went to the search page to see whether there was a page where hatred had been discussed, and found something very interesting. There are seven appearances of "hatred" at SandraDodd.com.
The quotes are from the Bible (Proverbs 15:17, which appears on three pages), John Holt, J. K. Rowling (a quote from The Half-Blood Prince—not on a page about unschooling), and by "an educator and former public school teacher" (a dad, not an unschooler, quoted twice).
Four different quotes, none expressions by unschoolers. NICE!
But knowing that there have been past discussions in which parents were reminded to discourage "hate," I've created this net to catch them in if they come up again.
The site search is here, in case you'd like to look at them. And at some point this page will show, too.