The Job Market

This week’s video focuses on jobs – specifically whether unschoolers can get them, or have careers, or be successful.

As I continue to make these videos, which are largely unscripted, I find that after I’ve completed and edited them, I always think of something else I’d like to have said, or a better way to say something that I did say.

At first I tried to re-shoot, but found that often (unless there was a technical problem) the second version was not better than the first.

So part of this new project is the ability to let go of it, with all its imperfections.  Difficult for someone who goes over each blog post with a fine tooth comb to weed out any awkward turns of phrase or grammatical errors.

All of which has nothing to do with the job market.

The video pretty much speaks for itself.   Two things I wish I’d said but didn’t?  First, my husband has one of the best minds for business I’ve ever seen, and he never got past the 8th grade in school.   My brother is one of the most intelligent people I know, and he never went to college.   I could go on and on with similar examples.   Second, I mention in the video that your kid doesn’t have to know what his life’s work will be at 9, or 12 or even 14.  I should have said “or at 18, 19 or 20.”  One of my favorite quotes, that appears as a tag on every email I send, is from George Eliot and reads, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”    Finding your life’s work or passion can happen at any age.   My opinion is that unschoolers will often find it sooner, and be happier along the way.


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