I’m feeling really bad for my stepdad right now. I mean he’s proof that the strongest most hardshelled person can be pushed to a breaking point. When we first net him he was really judgemental of people and was like a working man type. Work Work Work. Hard physically demanding labor was what he was all about. Manliness, being tough on the outside and on the inside. But lately, we’ve seen an entirely different side. The side that says “I don’t wanna go to work today” the side that stays up late and spends those hours alone drinking. I’ve never seen this man cry in almost 5 years that I’ve known him. Now I’ve seen him cry at least 10 times, heard him talk about killing his self, and even seen him do things no one would ever expect him to do. I really wish there was a way I could spend time with him that wasn’t work related because it seems those are the people he gets closest to. He’s not my dad and he’s not really much of a father figure, more like just some guy. But I do have love and respect for him and I think I’m going to try something to cheer him up and get him back on his feet
Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.