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They Wouldn’t Do Anything…

February 3, 2011

“So many people have said to me, ‘If we didn’t make children do things, they wouldn’t do anything.’

Even worse, they say, ‘If I weren’t made to do things, I wouldn’t do anything.’

It is the creed of a slave.

When people say that terrible thing about themselves, I say, ‘You may believe that, but I don’t believe it. You didn’t feel that way about yourself when you were little. Who taught you to feel that way?’

To a large degree, it was school.”

~~John Holt

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