Because this year… is starting to feel like it.
I won’t go near the obvious bullshit. There’s enough of that fuckery on our social media pages as it is, and… yeah, I’m not going near it. For now.
I guess the main thing that I wanted to talk about with this post is the increase in online resources.
Many of them rushed and in a constant of repair or maintenance, others having be around for awhile and experiencing growing pains (Looking at you Discord).
Hundreds of schools, that had previously been giving excuses about not having online education options so that kids who don’t do well in crowded environments (C-PTSD, austim, anxiety and depression issues, idiot kids with just as stupid parents [bullies- not actual mentally challenged people]) all of sudden out of nowhere where able to provide online instruction.
Huh… quite the lie that turned out to be eh?
For me personally, I still want to go back to school for geology. I want that degree in that specifically. With C19, the silver lining might be the reduction of resistance to making all degrees available online for those of us who can’t stand being out and about in an area like a college campus. Too many random people.
And the other thing about online education that really seemed to always grind the teeth of the academia illuminate were people who wanted to self pace. With online degrees suddenly become the preferred vehicle of most levels of schools, you’d think teachers would jump on the idea of spending a few hours every week, recording the lessons and having a digital media editor hired for the school to throw the lessons together and then having the “school rooms” or an active chat system going for any questions.
I don’t know about anyone else, but being able to pause a teacher in mid-lesson so I could catch up would have been great. Re-wind and pause it again.
You’d think this…. but so far this… has not been the case.
It’s not just the kids who need their in person interactions, many teachers I know are losing their minds not being able to see their kids.
Even I, in all of my chosen isolation from most of the world by choice… hmmm, I think I mentioned I did it willingly for year before this… I mentioned that right?
I’m pretty mad at this shit. I’ve always been sensitive to moods of people (survival mechanism that you can’t over write apparently). There’s a lot of anger. A lot of paranoia. And considering I managed to get my paranoia that I was stuck with for several years finally out of my system last year… being near people who are panicking because they can’t see that they need to police their emotional hygiene by stopping consuming so much bad info online… Is a huge nope.
It’s overwhelming. I’d love to be able to just walk through a store again and not see people moving around with their heads down trying not to call attention to themselves.
My options in online resources has increased exponentially…. however I’m not sure I like the price the world is demanding that we pay.