Friday, May 13, 2011

Is this why you homeschool?

From A.Word.A.Day:

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)

I think there is some wisdom in being able to step back and question commonly accepted thoughts, but I also think people need to be careful about ignoring traditions just because they can't see a good reason.  Thomas Sowell writes about this in The Vision of the Annointed.

Like many things in life there is a balance.


Sandy said...

Tradition done right can be life giving, providing a framework for reading, thinking and doing what no one else is. The two can go together, one supporting the other, without need of competition. Though to answer your question, yes, that is part of why we homeschool. :)

Henry Cate said...

Sandy, you make a good point. Traditions can be a good thing.