I find myself flipping back and forth between my own drivenness and this glimmer of an idea inside that the real way to happiness is just being mindful of everything.
I feel a bit like Siddhartha, I guess, and maybe I'm on that road, but right now I feel like the answer is somewhere between a headlong drive for achievement and Buddhist detatchment--a balance of the two, if that's possible.
And that balance, I hope, is making it's way into my classroom.
Achievement is a great goal, but it's not the only worthy one, and probably not the most important. There's a lot more to life than that sort of success.
There's a lot more to being human than that.
And if any of my students are reading: There's a lot more to you than your grades. You are not a grade. The value of your life is not measured by your grades.
But do your best.
And I'm here to help.