..which will indicate for you the quality of writing on this post. However, I have been thinking about something this afternoon that I don't want to forget about.
This afternoon, I attended our interfaith clergy association, in which we met with the new superintendent of schools in the city in which I serve my church. We have a fabulous school system.
The Super is amazing-super. I was so impressed with his facility of educational theory and knowlege and content, while being totally down to earth.
We talked about stress on our teens. He flipped the conversation to stress in our culture--and that yes, schools have a role to play in thinking about stress, but he wanted to go deeper-to talk about stress as a cultural issue and what causes stress--
and he thinks it's fear. Fear.
Parents fear for the future of their children, fear of failing, fear of wanting the best, but not getting it....
fearing what the world will be like in 10-20 years.....
What do you think of this? (I am not representing the brilliant way in which he articulated this, so it might sound a little facile.)
I thought it was sort of theological, in a way.