My son is learning to use a potter's wheel. The woman who is teaching him is a potter (is that the right word?) and working with her is phenomenal. When someone knows their craft so well, their teaching is breathtaking to watch — it comes from deep in their soul where their passion for the craft lives.
I wanted to write about all this. I wanted to tell people that finding the right mentor for the right project is what makes life fulfilling. In unschooling or in work. There is no difference.
But then I posted about this topic on my other blog and the discussion was mostly about should people homeschool.
Suddenly, I have no patience for this question. It's like the question, “Should people job hop?” The answer is unequivocally yes. If you job hop, your work is more engaging, you make a wider range of friends, and you earn more money. On top of that, job hopping makes for a stable career.
But people don't like hearing it. Because hearing it makes it harder to pretend that staying in one place is really okay. I don't want to debate about whether the hard thing is the right thing when it so obviously is. I want to talk about how it's so hard to do what's right all the time.