“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”
Today we had a chat about struggles. I talked to the students about how even sometimes adults like me take the easy way out when things get tough. In social studies this week, the students are struggling through an independent research project and when it got tough, some wanted to throw in the towel.
But we read this quote, and talked about how yes, it's hard, but yes, we can do it! I'll keep reminding them that I may push them sometimes, but it's because I have faith in their abilities! Remind them of this, too :)