social costs

I sent this to my son who is on the path to being a high school socials study teacher.

This article has me trying to project the impact today’s “social distancing” would have had on a very messed up introverted teenager of 45 years ago. It’s not a pretty picture.

I’m a Public School Teacher. The Kids Aren’t Alright.

My students were taught to think of themselves as vectors of disease. This has fundamentally altered their understanding of themselves.

  From: ME (Today 04:49) (inbox)
  Subject: What you're heading into
  To: SON
  Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:49:50 -0500

  As a homeschooler you may not resonate with this, but I can't
  imagine how the introverted, messed up kid I was
  would have turned out without the huge array of social experiences available to me.

  And to think of teenagers, invincible, immortal, carefree teenagers
  with the world at their feet being made to   feel that they ARE the
  problem and that they need to shut down and isolate?  We're loosing
  a generation.

  The title  may be an oblique reference to "the kids are all right" by the who (very Beatles 1966 sounding, with
  shades of the beach boys and prefiguring the Ramones some)...or
  maybe I'm just getting old.