I currently have a family member who is dying from cancer… and I recently had a friend who died prematurely. Our rituals are so brief. Other cultures morn for days, weeks and sometimes months in ritualistic ways. Is it the threat to economic functioning or is it truly better to just get on with it?
I have always found it to be a most poignant song/question and I wanted to ask it again in a milieu where it would be wrestled with a tad. With the 24 hour news cycle constantly informing us yet increasingly we have no clue as to what is really going on in the world.
is viewing events the best way for us to understand the world? Or should we be looking deeper?
I’m curious as to what others wished they had learnt in school and what they think our young people need to learn to cope/thrive in the future. I work as an educator and constantly question the relevance of what I’m teaching. What do we assume (most, some, all?) kids will naturally learn, but in fact they’d all benefit from explicitly being taught?