Years ago a statement from Bruce Lee about punching stuck with me as a good life philosophy.
“The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. It is the halfway cultivation that leads to ornamentation.” – Bruce Lee
This same philosophy applies to paying for private school. Your child’s education isn’t about social status, fancy sweatshirts, a beautiful campus or a list of college admissions lists. Those are at best artifacts of a private education but more likely are distractions. They aren’t the purpose of an education.
Keep your specific purpose for sending your child to a private school in mind. It might be very different than my purpose. And that is OK as everything else is a ornamentation. Your success on this endeavor will help both your child and the broader community by educating its citizens with a diversity of thought.
You can do this.
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
― Bruce Lee
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