posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 08:16 PM
a reply to: DjembeJedi
Well, well, well!
I think it is fantastic that this little girl is living the dream. To those who are suggesting that this young lady is not having a childhood, I
think that might be considered a somewhat narrow view. When I was young I wanted to go to space, not because I wanted to be famous, but because I
wanted to know what was up there. I wanted to see the "dark" side of The Moon with my own two eyes, crumble alien soil beneath the gloves of a space
suit, experience the differences in gravity between our planet and others, and take steps untrodden by other human beings.
She has parents who not only supported her dream notionally, but had the backing financially to allow this young lady to follow her heart and mind,
locked on as they were to destination: discovery.
The only difference between this youngster, and many others world wide, is that she was lucky enough to be born into a situation where the education
she was able to access was of a high standard, and her parents affluent enough to help her launch her dreams through the atmosphere of potential, and
into the orbital plane of likelihood and probability. The more power to her I say.
If I had been in the same position she is, when I was her age... Well, let's just say that living my life at that age lost me my childhood, and
even if this young lady has lost her childhood through involvement with this program, then there are worse ways to do it!
Personally, I think assuming that she has lost out as a result of all this is fallacious. Being young and determined to succeed in achieving ones
goal does not mean that one is missing out. Childhood is often not all it is cracked up to be, and to be totally realistic, it is a block of time, not
an institution. If a child wants to spend their time learning things, and preparing themselves for great endeavours, rather than cavorting mindlessly
and absorbing group think, then I for one am all for it!