This essay was written on the classic text by Jean Jacques Rousseau – “Emile or On Education”. This seems to be the origin of a lot of the arguments for self-directed learning and also the source of their confusion. Rousseau posits a concept called well regulated freedom, which is actually a highly controlled kind of freedom. He makes references to the difficulty of the distinction when he refers to a confusion between ‘license and liberty’ (p.80). In believe that in his view, liberty will lead to happy children, whereas license will lead to spoiling.