I grew up in the 1950’s. The United States had just blown up 2 cities in Japan and the United States and USSR were at odds over who was going to blow who up next. Threats were a constant and I was confused. Who was going to strike first?
I did not care about school; why learn anything when they’re going to blow us up.
I did not have the luxury of having a mother to comfort me in my confusion just folks that wanted to discipline me and make me behave.