I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about maintaining perspective.
Can you recognise a mid-life crisis when you’re in the middle of a mid-life crisis? I have been unsettled by Will Self’s recent Radio 4 Point of View piece To the end of time. It ends with him saying, in his inimitable way, it’s always, always….now, isn’t it? All too often, since I caught him saying the word now, I have found myself ruminating on being in the very moment, with nothing before or after existing. It’s deeply disconcerting. It makes it feel like any experience is completely temporal. Have a listen and see what he makes you feel. I just hope I’m having nothing more serious than a mild mid-life crisis.
Keeping things in perspective but not too wide a…
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