"that little candle that keeps fun in [her 7-year old]
never goes out or gets snuffed out by an education system
My 1st question to either or both of you is: Why? What is wrong with
outgrowing one's childhood? I have, and I still love life, am excited by
ideas and people and experiences, have fun, make some contributions here
and there, and believe in the future.
My 2nd question is: Suppose the 7-year old never went thru an educational
system. Would the "candle" stay lit in some important way? Would the
child grow to be a particular sort of grownup who would lead a life you
think would be "better", or would have more value, or more fun, or what?