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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    wow. this is inspiring. I had some friends who did this with their family but had to turn back with health issues. But I think this is something i'd like to emulate with my family - if not on a boat, with some sort of adventure. My buddy, Jay Gilbert, left for a year with his family to costa rica after bldg and sellind AND1. He came back and started B-Lab, and it seemed like the time off was super valuable, both for the family, and to recharge.

    • Katherine Oakes

      Isn't it amazing!? That's so cool to hear another story like that too, Ben. I think the part that struck me most was turning life on a boat into a life of learning outside a classroom! It has all the capacity in the world to turn kids on to the environment, to have respect for the natural world and not be afraid of the world.

      • Ben Goldhirsh

        yup. read 4 hour work week over the weekend - which despite my expectations, was totally awesome, and also referenced the story of a family that sailed around the world and the crazy benefits they saw for their kids behavior/education.