So what's it like, anyway? [Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, 2:44 pm]
I was reading something interesting about one of Harpo Marx's kids - she was adopted, and whenever someone asked her what it was like to be adopted, she would always respond with, "What's it like to not be adopted?" I just think that's an extremely clever answer.
When you think about it, "What's it like to be adopted?" is a very ignorant question, because it's like asking a child to compare two things when they've obviously only experienced one of them.
Even though I'm not adopted, I've been asked a question in that form before. Something along the lines of, "What's it like to be homeschooled?" Well, to me it was simply normal, because it was all I'd ever known before I started attending college. I never really knew how to answer questions like that, because I couldn't compare it with someone else's experience at a public school when I've obviously only experienced homeschooling. But now I have the perfect response. When people ask me what it was like to be homeschooled, I'll simply answer with, "What was it like to not be homeschooled?"
Thank you, Minnie Marx.
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