When do I stop caring? Recently I brought up a student concern at school and I was informed to not worry about it. I have tried to mentally do as the song says and “Let it Go”, but the thought keeps popping back into my head. It’s not so much that the student is causing great harm to others, themselves, or to the school, but in the long run, they are choosing detrimental outcomes with their opportunity to learn.
I am not a person who has to be in continuous control in order to function. However, I am one to be ever so slightly bothered when I see a child self-imploding and the school just stands by with hands at their side stating “Let them fail. They are doing this to themselves.” If that is our attitude when a child chooses to not do the work and instead uses their study hall time to watch YouTube videos about getting high, then why should we be surprised at the unfolding of our American Society.
After all, if the parents are not willing to be parents, and the schools no longer want the job, then who will step up? Will the government now step in and take the lead? I hope not, but it seems that the American Society is headed in that direction. More and more regulations are being placed upon school districts while at the same time, funding is being taken away. Is the purpose to eventually force a school district to close its doors or to jump through another governmental hoop? There is only one answer to that. Yes. As we edge closer towards the globalization of society, it’s only a matter of time and what better place to initiate such a program than through the youth. After all, have we not already started by assisting our future contributors of society to disengage in what matters and engage into their own self pleasure?
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)