"Why do I always end up with crazy women?"
could it be
that you’re actually treating them all like shit
so they’re getting very angry
but you don’t like it so you’re diffusing blame by labeling them as “crazy”
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed.
One by One - Billy Bragg & Wilco
do you ever feel like sitting out on a porch or a roof right after dusk with a few people and some drinks and you’d all bullshit around at first and then get to talking about things you remember and things that make you ache and things that give you hope and then you wouldn’t talk about anything at all except these people aren’t your best friends but you feel like they could be if this happened but you have no idea how to get to this point from where you are with them right now
surprise! when you see me looking in your direction at the gym, it’s not because I find you attractive, but because I want to lift weights but there’s no room to do so and you’ve been there forever so I’m waiting for you to leave
Billy Bragg & Wilco!
there’s nothing quite like walking into the Gap and realizing that the attractive greeter is the exact same person (you thought) your brain created for that dream you had last night in which you got hot and heavy with a random dark-haired stranger