Some days, it’s hard to muster much enthusiasm for this job. There are too many meetings, most of them pointless gatherings that offer information easily summarized in a memo. There are too many administrative tasks that result in little more than additional administrative tasks. There are too many tasks and too little time. And there are too few people willing to push back against the ludicrousness overtaking education today.
But I can muster enthusiasm for my classes. I enjoy working with my students and engaging them with difficult material and getting them to talk to each other instead of to me.
Today, I mustered. But I’m really tired of having to.