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Oh I'm 36 and not going through middle age crisises.
> oh dear. i know *exactly* what she's going through. i have four piercings,
> and i was reluctant to remove them on the job for some time. what i realized
> is the resounding fact that schools are social institutions. the community
> creates your job and pays you. if this community accepts piercings, that'd be
> great. but if they don't, whats more important? the position or your
> piercings? to me, the kids are most important. it took me a long time to
> swallow this issue. i am comforted by the fact that i have two hidden
> piercings, which i never have to take out. it can be my little secret.
> its very hard to deal with society's misconceptions... like basing ability on
> appearance. but until we can make this world better, we need to abide by the
> rules so that we can acheive the status needed to change things.