INSIGHT: A Time to Refresh

By Dr. Terry Macaluso, Head of School

Memory is selective.  The good ol’ days never existed.  It seems to be a human habit to imagine that the way things were in the past was infinitely better than those same things are today.  COVID made this tendency even worse.

In work places, in schools, in hospitals, in corporate offices there appears to be a growing sense of overwhelm.  The future seems uncertain.  That’s always been true—which is why we call it “the future.”  Anxiety is ubiquitous; fear abounds.

Social media has us in its grasp—or does it?  Elon Musk owns Twitter.  Should I be concerned?  We don’t know what constitutes truth anymore.

These are just a few of the headlines that have floated through conversations I’ve overheard since the school year began.  It’s a lot to think about.

But next week is a time to refresh, to spend time with family, to consider your good fortune, and to express the gratitude you feel for the many people in your life who have contributed to your well-being.  Sometimes that’s all it takes to find our equilibrium again.