On Christmas

As I am no longer religious, I see no reason to continue celebrating the Christmas holiday. In fact, every year my weariness of the obligations that Christmas requires grows deeper. If I had my way, there would be no Christmas in my house. But my way would cost me dearly, and for that it is as if I am in a cultural cage, unable to fully actualize my will due to the familial forces that surround me. Alas, if enduring Christmas is the least tolerable of cultural cages in which I find myself, I should count my blessings. Things could be much, much worse as far as cultural cages go. I joyfully rant against the state, merrily give my children true freedom, and outside of this holiday engage in the activities that I prefer, like shooting guns and working with autonomy, with jolly satisfaction. I guess I’ll say it: Happy Holidays! And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Kurt V
Kurt V
3 years ago

I like it. Same…