Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blogging Around

Stacey said...
To be honest, I love every last sentence that Nicole has written here. It makes me laugh and it makes perfect sense, all the while she's talking about how she makes no sense. We lived and breathed structure and organization, and then they told us that it's more fun for everyone if we don't do it the way we were originally taught.
October 10, 2012 9:48 PM

          NicoleH's blog prompt cracks me up every time I read it, and she's SO right. We were force fed the fundamentals of organization and structure (especially in english classes) until our ears bled and we had to sit there and take it. And no matter how disgustingly dreadful education was back in the day, our teachers were right to make us learn it that like that. You have to really learn the basics before you can go off doing your own thing, because if you never learn the basics then chances are, you aren't going to make any sense and no one will care about a single word you say. And Nicole had a really good point, the most difficult part was learning to think in a way where others would understand you because that was surely an enormous struggle for me for so many years.
Stacey said...
MarieT is absolutely right, these overwhelmingly vibrant and passionate children are basically born into confinement and their lives are set for them from day one. She captures that big idea so well.
October 10, 2012 9:18 PM

        Obviously, most people chose "Born Into Brothels" as best of the week for the last blog that we did, though I think that all of that attention is justified. These kids had such curiosity..such hunger for life and knowledge that they truly valued, it was incredible. Marie makes a good point that not many of us truly appreciate what we have, because let's face it, we've got a lot. But it makes sense, so many of us were born into this lifestyle that we just grew accustomed to all that we have and everything started to blend in, just like those kids were born into a situation that I wouldn't wish upon anyone. Their dreams seemed so wild to them because they hadn't known anything outside of what they were born into, while our dreams (which still seem pretty wild to me) appear to be more realistic because of the flexibility of our lives.

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