The Battle of Fallujah is an ice cream social compared to even one day mired within the brutal walls inside the Lexington School system.
It is so bad on our poor children that it became apparent to all that Lexington High students needed an emergency "Stress Reduction Day."
Something had to be done before PTSD had fully set in so the normal academic schedule was scrapped, first responders(teachers) strapped on big red clown noses and our little Lexington High Schoolers " got to enjoy yoga classes and mindfulness training, as well as music, sidewalk chalk and bubbles."
After all, stress levels at the school were "alarmingly high" and remember, these students are "coming of age as America's "most stressed generation."...............if you need to puke I'll understand.
If you are not familiar with Lexington, Massachusetts picture one of the oldest and loveliest towns in America.
The schools are great(no metal detectors to mar the aesthetic.
It is one of the safest places in the country.
The median family income is over $150,000 as compared to a truly stressful town like Lawrence:$37,000.
"Stress" in Lexington means a Battle of Beamers.
Dear Lexington High Schooler,
You have no stress. You cannot even imagine what stress is. The fact that the social hierarchy is unfair and that 'Shawna got a Range Rover' and you didn't does not amount to stress. Having to do hours of homework each evening and dealing with your lame parents is not hardship.
Not only are your problems 'first-world' problems but they are occurring in the upper tip of that first world-the 1% if you will.
And yet you routinely sum up your tiny and unimportant travails with catchy web parlance like "FML."
Well, almost no person in any civilization in the history of Earth has had it as easy as you do so please do us all a favor and STFU.
Love, Tom from Winchester- where we REALLY had it tough...