. . . are just one more indication that current cultural patterns are created from nothing more than multiple games of follow the leader. Human beings have become Pavlov's dog, automations conditioned to respond to cues, signals, and prompts. We chuckle, moan, or clap when the “audience” laughs, groans, or applauds. When the latest app game becomes a fad, we are instantly addicted. Hate, vitriol, ignorance, and unkindness have their own bandwagon. Obsessions are adopted rapidly simply because crowd mentality has deemed them innocuous.
Our innate sense of inquisitiveness, thoughtfulness, and individualism has been high jacked by a system that encourages and promotes conformity, meaningless competition, and uniformity.
I believe that passion and a personal commitment toward self-determination are the keys to sabotaging this phenomenon. Despite popular belief, we are not rudderless rafts adrift in a sea of indecisiveness.
You can make every choice unique --- based on your own experiences, interests, values, and ideals by investigating, researching, and thinking before stalking the crowd. Dare to be different. Live compassionately. Drive off the beaten track, and, please, laugh outside the lines.
DRC NEWS Summer Programming BUG OUT this week with DRC Summer Programs. Explore the world of entomology through hands- on experiences and research. Create a buggy mural and crafts. Take a hike and collect specimens (to be later released). Make up silly (or serious) songs and stories. The creepy crawly options are endless. Fees: $150/week or $40/day. Registertoday.
Square A New Way to Support DRC DRC is committed to saying “sure, yes, and of course” to every student who wants to explore the possibilities created by choosing self-directed learning. You can help us by simply clicking here and choosing an amount to gift to DRC. Every dollar pledged goes directly to supporting our kids to ask questions, learn, grow, and make choices. A New Way to Pay DRC Fees DRC now has a card reader. Pay your summer program fees and/or your DRC membership fees with your debit or credit card. $1.00/transaction will be charged to cover the Square-Up merchant fees. DRC Membership We are taking applications now for the 2016/2017 academic year. Our mission is to provide the facilities, environment, resources, and support for young people who choose to live and learn without school. If you know a child who wants to break free of societal pressures and expectations, please let them know DRC is here to help them create their own path. Contact us today.