Kids aren’t coming to school with Dostoesvsky in their hands, saying, “Mr. Nate, every decision we make, from naïve childhood to impatient youth to life as an emotionally-and-physically-ruined adult with power, effects everything else, with grave consequences, and it all seems so exciting for so much of your life until one day your son is screaming at you to stop electrocuting him, and all you can feel is an endless hate, and even then you can redeem yourself, because you have a choice.”
They say, “Draw me General Grievous,” and I say, “I don’t know what General Grievous looks like.”
These are five-year-old kindergartners he’s talking about, btw.
You show me a five year old who gets Dostoevsky and I’m going to start checking their scalp for the mark of the beast.