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My second grade teacher said some things that really fucked me up as a child (reddit.com)
She had just lost her daughter the year before in a car accident and she was in no shape to be teaching, like this woman was obviously traumatized and unwell after that. She was obsessed with the world ending and I remember her vividly talking about in class constantly about how the world was ending soon and the rapture was coming and we'd never get to be teenagers and adults. And she would bring in like fucking National Enquirer articles about it. I just vividly remember how terrifying that was to be a clueless child who just automatically believed everything my teacher said. I honestly think that could have been some of the cause of my anxiety issues today. I think she may have eventually been reported or quit because she didn't come back the following year, but yeah I'm 24 now and still just remember it so vividly how seriously and dramatically she would look at a room full of second graders and tell us we're all doomed and dying soon. And this was like a regular thing. I remember literally laying my head on the desk and holding my ears shut because I was terrified of what she was going to say. Shit fucked me up for a long time. Had a severe fear of the end of the world for a lot of my childhood. submitted by /u/sofuckingsad_ [link] [comments]