Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children
whose mothers were always there,
driving them around,
helping them with their homework -
an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort,
a devastating boredom with life.
Betty Friedan (1921 - 2006)
Oh, how true I find this to be. As an art teacher, not an academic teacher but rather a subject often thought of as a fun subject I find more and more students bored with art. Not the actual class but the process of creating. How sad!
I found this statement today and it just so happens to coincide with the one I was working on.