Start over. Some things fail because of timing, others because of the approach, and others the lack of work put into it. Energetically I feel a lot of chaos or impending chaos and I am unsure of whether it’s the collective or just myself. It fills as though there isn’t enough time to make the time right now. This could just be anxiety, it is my middle name. When did we all get so anxious or were we always anxious, but it became more obvious? Were our parents this anxious? I don’t recall it but we are self-absorbed especially as children.
When did all the kids get so anxious, better yet why? Have you noticed how chronically stressed they seem to be these days? Even before covid, maybe we have too much pressure on them. School for them is like a full-time job and the system has become so strict they have to keep going no matter how they feel minus if they have covid. You can feel terrible without a fever and here in America we even expect our kids to keep going when they feel bad. You can only miss this many days or you are punished and you cannot under any circumstances miss more than this many. Also, need a break, too bad. You didn’t do enough work at school so we will send home more work for you to do at home for hours more so you can do more work tomorrow, don’t be late though, and no extensions on assignments. On second thought I know why they are so stressed. Isn’t homework like overtime in a way?
I have watched in recent years as my daughter has had teachers that assigned so much homework she would cry because to complete it she would need to stay up all night or get in trouble. Imagine at 12 being that overworked. We struggle with it as adults in the workforce spending our time working, doing overtime, not getting a vacation, some not getting a day off. Kids are supposed to go that hard, that’s a real shame. It is a real shame that even in elementary these kids are shifted fully away from childhood joy. Shouldn’t we find a way to let them play more while educating them? So many of them have the creativity and imagination just educated right out of them young. I feel that imagination and creativity can play important roles in life and careers. Would you have inventors without them? Do we have fewer inventors now? I wonder. Sometimes the best solutions require thinking outside of the box, what happens once the children and future are all boxed in? I think a system designed to prime kids for the workforce while simultaneously educating them might be the issue here. So much needs to change.