Is It Us or Our Scenario?
How often do you hear people say, “I’m so busy”? The line seems to be everywhere, and yes, that includes from me.
A New York Times cartoonist and prominent author, Tim Kreider, claims it need not be that way — that it is actually an “upper-middle class, white collar syndrome” — and I tend to agree. To coincide with the release of his book, We Learn Nothing, and an article from him on the matter, we chatted about why this busy trap appears to be so common.
Teaching English Abroad
- Are you looking to embark on a great international adventure but don’t have $10,000 or $20,000 in the bank to fund 6 – 12 months of travel?
- Would you like to live and work as a local in a foreign country and make a difference in the local community?
- Can you see yourself walking to work every day through the street markets of Bangkok, the medieval thoroughfares of Prague, or the grand boulevards of Buenos Aires?
If your answer is “yes,” consider teaching English abroad for your next international adventure. With 1 billion people learning English worldwide (300 million in China alone!), the demand for native and even fluent English speakers to provide English language instruction is so high that most English speakers can gain viable employment in dozens of countries worldwide, from Japan and Thailand to Spain and Costa Rica.
The Nurse Offers Context to the Vaccine Debate
Growing up, I remember receiving numerous vaccines. But as a child, I could not grasp their importance. I mainly remember bracing myself for the impending shot to my arm that was sure to come, and everyone just assumed that vaccines were a necessary part of childhood.
Today, as an adult and nurse, I am aware of the purpose for these vaccines in disease prevention — and several of my schools required vaccination for participation. An ongoing debate remains, though, among parents and other individuals about whether or not children should be vaccinated, or how many and which are optimal.