Best Interest of the Child-the operating principles of the Act (2)

Opening Charge

‘The spirit of man is created to be free. Therefore, once a child begins to see childhood as bondage, he seeks only one thing, freedom, the day of emancipation. And since he/she is not prepared for to handle freedom and its values and virtues, freedom become as set-up for destruction.’

I am excited today as we take The TeacherFIRE™ Revolution to public school in Oyo State. I am glad that the revolution is gaining more grounds. Please note that we are willing to come to your state also if you are prepared to host us.

I kick off from where I stopped yesterday. It is important to submit here that one of the main purposes of child training is to prepare the child for adulthood, interdependence and independence. If at the attainment of adulthood, yesterday’s child is not fit to face the challenges of adulthood, then it may not be out of place to conclude that the first 18 years of the child is a waste.

I relate the foregoing experience very well. As I share in my autobiography, at the time I was leaving home at 18, I was not prepared for the daunting challenges of adulthood.  I left home as a huge liability to the society. Here is some of the garbage I left home with as shared in Chapter 15 of my audio autobiography, Stories, Senses and Stones:

Dad and I never sat down to talk: It may sound as an exaggeration but it is not. Dad and I never had a conversion. I mean a father to son discussion. My dad never sat me down to instruct me about life. He never initiated such discussions and I did not have the room to initiate any. As a matter of fact, it never occurred to me that I could initiate a discussion with my father.

Wrong perspective of an authority figure: My father was the first authority figure in my life. My memory of him was of fear and trepidation. I was not taught to reason with authority. I was taught and trained to bow to an authority figure. I was not also trained to love authority. I was trained to fear authority and not to necessarily respect or submit to its instructions. I did not also believe that the authority had my interest at heart. I believed that authority was not only selfish, but was instituted to kill joy.

I did not learn true freedom and responsibility: freedom is defined by responsibility. I was not taught true freedom, thus for me freedom was synonymous with irresponsibility. Anytime dad was not around, I was reckless with the so-called freedom available to me.  It is important to note that childhood is not synonymous with bondage. The spirit of man is created to be free. Therefore, once a child begins to see childhood as bondage, he seeks only one thing, freedom, the day of emancipation. And since he/she is not prepared for to handle freedom and its values and virtues, freedom become as set-up for destruction.

This discussion continues tomorrow as I will attempt to bring it to an end. Have an INSPIRED Day.

I’m Taiwo Akinlami & I Lead the TeacherFIRE™ Revolution

POINT 2 PONDER:

It is important to submit here that one of the main purposes of child training is to prepare the child for adulthood, interdependence and independence. If at the attainment of adulthood, yesterday’s child is not fit to face the challenges of adulthood, then it may not be out of place to conclude that the first 18 years of the child is a waste.

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