The fear that random violence can erupt without notice is making a negative impact on many students and teachers. For some, this sense of being afraid is very REAL and is inhibiting our motivation to succeed at our educational and career goals. The worldview of violence has changed so dramatically that many are afraid to dream, set goals, or network with others. Random violence in the workplace, public places, churches and school campuses has increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. These are Mood Disorders that are causing many students, including adult students, to develop serious apprehensions about planning a successful future. There is an underlying mood of disillusionment and ambiguity in America. A perfect example is the way we strive to raise our hopes and get excited about our Super Bowl tradition in America but cannot forget the tragic reminders of unexplainable violence in our society. It was evident when the beautiful voices of the children of Sandy Hook school sang to millions all over the world as a reminder that amidst the chaos LOVE still exist. We can make a choice to remain hopeful that our fear to succeed in making ourselves and the world better is just as real as the fear associated with the random violence we are experiencing. The innocent lives of promising students struck down by gunfire, like Hadiya Pendleton, is making it challenging for even educators to anticipate a brighter future but we cannot give in to the fear. Join Dr. Applewhite, students, teachers, and guests from all over the world in a discussion of how we can stop being afraid to succeed. The staff and supporters of White Apple Institute, thank President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their leadership in the midst of these violent and chaotic times. Join us live at 10 am (AZ-GMT zone) on Saturdays by chat or calling 1-646-727-3758; or, just listen and share the archived show at http://blogtalkradio.com/student2teacher.
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