Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vlog: Ask Me Questions About Unschooling?

I especially love writing online to convey ideas, share opinions, etc, but I also like vlogging on YouTube, and I have a very different audience there, an audience made up largely of those who aren't, themselves, unschooling, but want to learn more about it!  However, I rarely vlog.  Mostly because I often have trouble thinking of good things to vlog about (I find coming up with vlogging ideas to be much harder than coming up with posting ideas).  So I made a video asking people to ask me about unschooling, and give me ideas...

It's aimed mainly at the aforementioned YouTube audience, but I'd welcome questions from blog readers as well!  My YouTube channel: Catzie690



  1. Here's my question(s): How do you see unschooling evolving in 10 or 20 years from now on? Will it move towards mainstream (enough people practicing so that pretty much anyone has some kind of exposure to it)? Will it be extinct (i.e. outlawed through government intervention)? What do you think?

  2. I'm going to try and write up a video response to this as my question is very involved.

  3. Hi,

    My name is Georgia Brooke on facebook, I introduced myself to you there. You can call me Brooke since I am use to that name. I would like to make a comment about something I observed about you. I was reading one of your resent blogs regarding feeling like you should have accomplished more by now in comparison to others your age. I may not be wording it right but that seemed to be the jest of it. When I first viewed one of your vlogs on youtube, that was one of my first experiences hearing you speak on matters of unschooling, green anarchy, and attached parenting. I was impressed and very excited to see someone that is unschooled at your age speaking so fluently on such matters. You are very much a philosophical type of person and as I am also this type of person I was very fascinated.

    Though I went to school I have unschooled myself first off I block everything out they tried to force on me in school and let nature be my teacher. I have had many obstacles but really feel I am coming to a place of comfort with who I am with no apologies once you get into that place guilt and fear fall to the wayside.

    My question being that I can relate to your ideas on green anarchy and would love to hear you speak more regarding this subject. I am still not certain I know exactly what it is, though I have my own ideas I believe are similar since I have read Ishmael that was about 2 years ago and I am currently studying other types of philosophy in the area of the free thought movement.

    I suppose I should get on with the question and reframe from my babbling;) So I am wondering in your perspective how does one find balance in the ideas of green anarchy and unschooling. Say especially if you take on a lifestyle in which you more and more disconnect from civilization and move more and more towards natural earth dwelling. I am living these questions but would be very interested to hear your perspective on freedom vs being a natural human being not sure the best way to put that last part, but that should do. Maybe I should also give some examples we have no tv.. not cause I think its evil but for the type of lifestyle we are striving towards it does not fit in.. eventually we want to build our own earthbag homes with our own hands and live off grid without electricity though I am sure we will set up an area for wireless internet.

  4. @Augustin Moga: Thanks for asking such an interesting question!! I've never thought of that before, but now it's something I'm pondering...

    @Starre: Cool, I'm looking forward to seeing it!

    @Brooke: Hey! I remember your comment... It's always so great to come across others with similar views!

    I think it's amazing that you managed to do that in school!! So few people manage to, but I feel like that's probably the best way to make it through school and remain *whole*.

    It's very hard putting that guilt and fear by the wayside... It's something I'm constantly working on...

    Ishmael is an amazing book! I know many people who came to green anarchist thoughts from reading that book. I'll hopefully speak more about the subject soon, but until then, I'll give you a link to a post I wrote not too long ago about green anarchy... You may have already seen it, but if not, here's the link: I've found many different anarchist ideas to be very interesting, green anarchy is just what's called to me the most.

    Hey, long comments are good! :-) Very interesting question, and one I'm going to think about...

    Anyway, thanks for your comment and question! :-)