And this is exactly is why I read books seemingly unrelated to homeschool. Here’s a quote from Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants that stuck with me.
Parents still tell their children to go to the best schools they possibly can, on the grounds that the best schools will allow them to do whatever they wish. We have a definition in our heads of what an advantage is – and the definition isn’t right. And what happens as a result? It means that we make mistakes. It means that we misread battles between underdogs and giants. It means that we underestimate how much freedom there can be in what looks like a disadvantage. It’s the Little Pond that maximizes your chances to do whatever you want.