Dear Mark Hamilton,
Neothink has given my life meaning and hope and a sense of knowing that my dreams can come true. I was born into a family of five. I was the youngest. My dad was at first a grocery store owner and then an entrepreneur. My mom was a teacher and artist. My dad was always bringing new things home-cars, TVs, etc. One day he brought home a new sister. I was 18 months old. He had followed two boys home who were stealing milk from his store. He found a six-month old baby in a dresser drawer with no diaper and sores. The milk was for the baby. My dad had a big heart and couldn’t leave her there. The mother couldn’t care for her and he brought her home. He was going to let my aunt have her because she couldn’t have children of her own, but she decided she didn’t want her, and she became my sister. From that time on no one ever talked about what had happened. My sister became the center of attention of everyone-family, friends, everyone. I was psychologically pushed out of the family. I was teased, ridiculed, and abused in all kinds of ways. From that time on, I became a searcher. I more or less raised myself.
Throughout my life the one thing that gave my life meaning was school and teaching. But I was always interested in alternative methods of teaching. My teaching in the public schools was always frustrating for me because I could see how bad the system was, and knew what could make it better, but was not allowed to do what needed to be done. After 21 years, I had enough and quit-going out on my own.
My family quit church when I was 9 and I have been in and out of church all of my life since then. I go now just to keep peace in my family. One day at church, I wrote on a notepad, I just want to know the truth. That next week my first Neothink letter arrived. I almost threw it away because it sounded too good to be true, but something inside couldn’t let go of this letter and pulled me to find out more. I found in the books that I was not crazy and the things that I had figured out throughout my life were correct. When I read Miss Annabelle, I couldn’t put it down. So much of this was my story.
Now I feel that I have found a place where I feel that I belong. I have found a group of people who think like I do. I have the courage to develop my education system and my plan is taking form. I believe, with my ideas and Neothink I have what the world needs to revolutionize the education system and society. Thank you Mark for giving me a life worth living.
I’m also grateful for the life I have lived because this is what has taught me love and compassion for working with all kinds of people. My family and I are fairly close today and I have a great family in Neothink as well. Thank you.