|December 10, 1989||Volume 1 Number 4|
Heroes, in Myth and in Reality
[This section originally appeared without an entry in the table of contents, so one has been added.]
On the next two pages, you will find two columns labeled "Mythical Heroes" and "Heroes in Reality." We must apologetically state that in reading these columns over ourselves, we realized that given what is left of us as a result of our own educational experiences, we would have done exactly the same things as our chosen "Mythical Heroes" did if we were placed in the same circumstances. Conversely, we discovered that, while we have great admiration and respect for those listed as "Heroes in Reality," our educational experiences have placed a glass wall between us and any of them.
Famous High School and College Grads
If you have concluded that we conveniently chose these particular people in order to make a point, you are correct. We did hand-pick this group in order to challenge some incorrect and very solidified ideas that people in this country have about the nature and the value of a high school diploma or a college degree. We realize that there are many high school and college graduates who have made a positive impact on the world However, our research shows that these people, because of certain unique personality characteristics and personal gifts, have succeeded in spite of their education, not because of it. Our research shows that the longer a person goes to school in order to acquire diplomas and degrees, the further he or she gets from ever fulfilling their own destiny or finding genuine personal satisfaction. Furthermore, our research shows that the more time a person spends in a situation such as homeschooling, the more likely that person is to fulfill his or her personal destiny and find genuine personal satisfaction, which is the only real success that life has to offer.
Some people will read this and say that we are unrealistic dreamers and that what we are advocating are situations in which all children receive private tutoring, which is far too costly and inconvenient to be realistic. We would say that these readers are correct in that what we are advocating are situations in which all children receive private tutoring, only we would not say that we are the unrealistic dreamers. Before surgeons enter the operating room to do surgery, they are required to wash their hands. Otherwise, their patients may become infected with bacteria and may even die. To say that we cannot afford to educate our children properly is the same thing as saying that the cost of hospital soap is too high so we cannot afford to have surgeons wash their hands. To say that to educate children properly is too inconvenient is the same thing as saying that if a surgeon is in too much of a hurry or would be too inconvenienced, he or she should be exempted from washing before surgery.
Schools as they now exist infect children with a deadly bacteria that permanently destroys their mental systems and breaks down their capacity for healthy emotional response. We do not think that we can afford to cripple so many people and still expect to survive as a race of human beings.
MYTH: If you do not get a college degree, you will never get anywhere in life.
Heroes In Reality
Famous Homeschoolers and School Dropouts
More filthy, spineless, despicable, low-life, "doomed to failure" quitters
Illustrations by S. Bowen,