Students have lousy beds. They live in a ghetto. They have drunk people banging pots and pans in their ears all night. These conditions are hardly conducive to rest and comfort. So it’s little wonder they get up in arms over every little imposition. If you were sleeping badly, you’d probably be a bit ornery yourself.
Unrest is just that – the opposite of rest. If the premier was smart, he’d make a peace offering to the 165,000 students storming the streets. He’d give them better beds. They’d be much more complacent if they had something nice to go to every night. Then, he could quietly raise their tuition while they were sleeping and no one would be the wiser.
When you’re waking up rested every day in a beautiful city, in one of the best countries of the world, taking on the same debt as most people pay for a car, to help pay for an education the government is subsidizing, suddenly doesn’t seem all that unreasonable. It’s amazing how a relaxed outlook can put things in perspective.
Bear this in mind if you have restless teens of your own. The best way to combat unrest is the most literal way – get them a great bed. Now’s the time to do it. Simmons Mattress Gallery is offering beds at 60% off.