This thirteen year old reminds us that if our goal in life is to be happy and healthy, perhaps those subjects should be taught in school. His “hack school” shows us that our job today as parents and educators has truly changed. In a sea of information, kids need to find their own internal motivation. And, as we know at Mack, it’s what they do with that motivation that truly counts. Can we trust them to follow their interests and hack their way to a better world?
Start the new year a little inspiration to trust kids to be able to “stoke” their own internal fire and find their way to a happy and productive life.