Many people assert that we need government schools because otherwise children would not learn to read, write, or think critically. It is my contention that we are all born with the innate desire to learn. We are all born with the burning curiosity to explore the magnificent world around us. It is this curiosity that must be encouraged and fed. When a child proceeds through life with a passion for learning there is nothing that is impossible. The self-motivated autodidact is a force of nature. He is a supernova amongst dying stars.
It is not the specific bits of information that is important but rather that this flame of inquisitiveness is not snuffed out. Proceed evermore boldly into the darkness! When a child does not want to learn, nothing can convince him. When a child wants to learn, nothing can stop him!