I can’t get my head around it
- Published: Saturday, 07 May 2022 12:54
Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil
Olga is my youngest student. She lives in Resende-Brazil, is a brilliant young world citizen of 16, plays the piano, loves The Beatles, Lennon’s “In My Life” is her favorite, wants to become a pediatrician, is full of positive energy and has a fair idea of what is going on in the world.
During one of our conversation sessions she mentioned that she just couldn’t get her head around the fact that old men, safely sitting behind desks or very long tables, mobilize young men, forcing them to fight their bizarre wars out on the battle fields. “It doesn’t make any sense to me” she said, “it is utterly ridiculous, awful and unfair”.