This thoughtful Washington Post opinion piece by Shankar Vedantam reminded me why I unschool my child and do the things I do for fun:

When Play Becomes Work

I did the 5-minute farewell survey, and was rather sad to click that final button, but the long experiment is over for me. I haven’t got the time to file reports (BzzAgents are welcome to file both positive and negative feedback — it’s all buzz, after all). More importantly, points and status awards for my participation felt increasingly counter-productive… and, well, the thrill is gone.

Thanks, BzzAgent. We’ll see you around.

 

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