When I grow up and have my own house, I will:
* - maybe
You can’t get the winners in a zero-sum game to help the losers when the stakes are good jobs or admission to good colleges.
M. Night Shyamalan - I Got Schooled
… we did. Well, at least we tried.
Before, I would read and think about how it might fit in with what we were talking about - what we wanted them to learn.
Now, I’m writing the Feds, jumping through their hoops, preparing for meetings with legislators detached from the world they are half-heartedly attempting to change and I’m directed to remain neutral and objective.
Before, I would partake in pints with people who knew me.
Now, I adventure in strange cities with people I’m not sure I want to know, reluctant to allow the waterline of my iceburgy shores to recede, revealing more, opportunities passing silently by.
Before, I knew I was good at what I did.
Now, I know that being good at what I did doesn’t count and that the good that was done might be undone because it wasn’t good enough.