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Now, you can argue about the rights and wrongs of all this, of course you can, but is it really any wonder that some young people look into the abyss of their future, with its fractured trajectory, its mountains to climb and reclimb, and its zillion choices, all of them accessible only through complicated internet sites which often don't load, and feel a crawling sense of despair?
I had to step across the same stream three times, reclimb the same parts of the mountain over and over again.
"In the past, nature has offered this to children, or at least to most of them." That sense of magic and connectedness - the kind you probably got lying on your back looking at the universe, or learning to climb and reclimb a tree or a mountain - has somehow gotten disconnected.