I have seen countless handwringing articles about students "falling behind" in the pandemic and zero articles asking what sort of nightmare society is structured in such a ruthless, hypercompetitive way that any deviation from the expected life path is an unrecoverable loss?!
Moreover, what sort of nightmare society is structured in such a ruthless, hypercompetitive way that it's possible to "fall behind" at all?!
Worse still, what kind of nightmare society justifies exposing millions of people to premature death in order to "keep up"?!
(This tweet is starting to get some eyes on it, so let me take this opportunity to promote "crip time". If the concept is new to you, give it a Google and consider why we need to rethink normative time and restructure our relationships to "productivity"--during COVID and beyond.)
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