Deja Vu All Over Again
Wait! What happened?
There is a big lesson being taught in schools, and it has been there since schools started teaching by grades, mainly in the past 200 years of mankind's existence. When we are in Kindergarten, all we think about is getting older, getting to be the big kids in Grade 4. In grade school we dream of the days when we get to be the big kids in grade 9. The year comes and goes, with more anxiety over what's to happen the next year as a newbie in high school than any good feelings about being king. After all. we're talking real-life teenagers here!
Oh, No! It's Deja Vu All Over Again!
Now, we get to high school and all we can think about is getting to be in grade 12, to be the kings. The year comes and goes, with more anxiety about being the newbies in college than any good feelings about being king.
We're now teenagers, dreaming of the day when we get our driver's license. More anxiety about college, career choices and sex, marriage, and some of us even taking care of our own children. More anxiety than any good feelings about being king. After all, we're talking adulthood here.
We're now college grads. Or, young parents with steady work in trades (husband in garage or factory, wife in restaurant or store). Now, we look forward to settling down, getting married. Looking forward to having kids. Kids come, looking forward to their college days. College days come, looking forward to grandchildren. Grandchildren come, wonder what happened to life, how in the world did we get old so fast? After all, it was just a few moments ago that we were in grade school, looking forward to grade 4.
Now, we're looking forward to retirement. Retirement comes. Lose memory. Can't remember life, looking forward to getting into grade 4.
Now, we can't afford to retire. Get 2 jobs, can't earn half the pay we made while working. Have to sell the house, move into rental apartment. Looking forward to death. Death comes. It always does.
Deja Vu. All over again.