What if you woke up one day and everyone insisted that the sky was green? You looked up, you saw blue. Not a faint of yellow tint anywhere. Yet the more you tried to shake people out of their hysteria, the closer they inched towards the phone to call the insane asylum. According to the world, your perception was wrong. The sky was green, and that’s that.
What do we do when something that is so obvious to us is seen from a different perspective from everyone else? We can choose to go crazy trying to defend our position, or we can accept that we don’t agree. But ultimately, that’s was freedom is – to be able to have the opinion that the sky is blue when everyone else says it’s green.
In homeschooling, the kid who sees the sky as blue in a world where all the adults say it’s green – what do we do with him?