We believe that the future isn’t as clear as the present. We’re constantly worried about the future of our careers, our education, our money, and our health. We even worry about what the future holds for our children.
We were always concerned that it wouldn’t be good for us, but we didn’t realize that our concerns wouldn’t be enough to stop the looming darkness.
Today the future seems dark, dark, dark. We fear the future for its unpredictability, its chaos, and its unpredictability because we have not yet learned how to manage it. We are still trying to control it. Were still trying to avoid the unknown, were still trying to control it. We were always scared, but we were never sure.
For a while, we were afraid. We were afraid that our children would be different. We were afraid they would be different and that they would not be able to handle the chaos of the future, and we were afraid of everything we could not control. But now we can control it.
We are not afraid of change. We are not afraid of our children being different. We are not afraid of chaos. We are not afraid of the unknown. We are not afraid of anything. We are not afraid. We have all learned how to manage it.
The truth is that we have all learned how to manage it. Like a good parent you can tell them to go to bed, that their homework is due tomorrow, and that they are supposed to come to school with their friends before the bell rings. Like a good parent, you can tell them that their homework is due tomorrow, and that they are supposed to come to school with their friends before the bell rings.
I think this is one of the best descriptions I’ve ever read of what it’s like to have a fourth grader. The first part is just that they don’t know exactly what they’re supposed to be doing, and the second part is that they are just as confused as you are. You can tell a lot about how your child is doing by looking at them. Even if they’re talking about what’s on the board or what’s on the fridge.
So thats why I think we should have a fourth grade debate tomorrow.
The fourth grader debate is not, and should not be, a debate. It is a lesson in how to talk to a fifth grader. We will discuss the word “fourth” (it’s right there on the tip of your tongue and you can feel it) and discuss the meaning of the word “grade”.
the word fourth is a word that can easily be confused with grade. But the word grade is much more useful. It has a meaning in a lot of languages, and the word grade has a meaning that is applicable in many other contexts. So if people in the fourth grade debate are confused by the word, they will quickly realize it. The word fourth is most certainly not confused.