When I grow up I want to be happy. How many children know they can pursue that quest?
When you were a kid did you say, ‘When I grow up I want to be happy?’ Or did you say, ‘when I grow up I want to be a doctor and make lots of money’?
When you went to school did the school system teach you about being happy or did they teach you about getting a job?
In March, hubby and I are setting sail from Gibraltar for our epic trip around the world. We’re not sure how long it will take us and we’re not even certain about our travel route. As I tell friends and family, ‘We might sail for a year or perhaps five. We might make it around the world or we might fall in love with a particular place and go no further.’
That being said, we’ve had to come to terms with home-schooling our daughter, Sienna. She turns four in May. Thus far I’ve read a few books on home-schooling and I’ve started to collect teaching materials and ideas. While perusing the Internet, and to my massive surprise, I discovered a Ted Talk from a 13 year old home-schooler. Or, as he calls it, ‘Hackschooling.’
What I love about this talk is that the presenter discusses the question, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ and his answer has always been, ‘to be happy.’
YES, YES, YES!!! I’ve always felt that being happy is the most important skill to learn!
That’s really what life is about. It’s about being happy. Being fulfilled.
Watch this video and learn from a 13 year old what helps us to be happy. It’s only 11 minutes long and it’s well worth the time. Unfortunately for us, we may not have had the opportunity to create happiness in our life. Well…we did, but we didn’t know it. Look at how the younger generations are choosing the path they want to take and realise that we can do that too! We might not being in school now, but we have just the same opportunities.
At any age we can become hackschoolers. Enjoy!
Kim Brown helps people to find their life’s purpose and exponentially increase their fulfillment. To get started read Kim’s book, ‘How Life Really Works: The Answer to Finding your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment’