If you’re excited about something and someone tells you to ”settle down”, tell them to *fak off*. Saying it out loud to them is completely optional. You can say it in your mind. Nobody can see it. It’s *your* enthusiasm. It’s your rollercoaster in your own private Funland.
If you get enthusiastic, *stay enthusastic*. Don’t let *anyone* knock you off your rollercoaster. *If they try to, send them to me.* I got your back.
I can see it now ”My student just told me to talk to you, Ken. Who are you and what did I do wrong?” I’ll be waiting. Mrs. Teacher/Mr Parent, Mr. Bully, Ms Meangirl. You don’t mess with someone’s enthusiasm. HELL NO.