Allow me to suggest a different way of living.
My wife and I work from home, our 3 kids are homeschooled.
But this is where we’ve taken it further…
Maryam, on the right, is 15, she finished her school exams two years ago, she’ll probably never go to university, out of choice.
She’s tried coding and data science, didn’t enjoy them, then tried digital marketing, loved it.
So she’s got a job at a startup – as startups focus on skills – and is working from home, earning a graduate salary.
So, does she meet 100 kids every day? No.
Does she have friends? Yes, plenty.
Is she missing out on her childhood? No, she’s missing out on an antiquated education system.
Does she work all day? No – she works when she wants – she’s paid hourly. She reads, rides horses, runs, learns languages, and meets her friends.
What if she wants to become, say, a doctor? She’ll do a degree in medicine.
Is she happy? Very.
No exams, bullying, drugs, 9-5 job, rushed commutes. We’re saving the planet as well as ~US$400k in education fees per child.
Yet we’re all doing stuff we’re passionate about – learning and earning – but without pressure, without rigidity.
Technology has made this possible, but few know this way of life can work. I mean, I didn’t until it just happened.