The irresistible sea not of our own making

Teenage boys, in particular, from about the age of 5th grade on up, seem to feel life is grossly unfair (and it is!).  Many of my students live in a “sea not of their own making.”  No pretty metaphors can make it better, but…in their objections [insert eye rolls here] do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.  There’s nothing to do but dive in.  I wish I could reach them. but instead I’ll do my best to be present in their classroom lives.  That’s what all students deserve again, and again, and again.

Source: Again, and again, and again.