Some things cannot be taken seriously until they happen, especially for the young. After all, the young have not seen much of the world. (This is something I need to keep in mind while writing fiction.)
My students do not believe me when I tell them how to study for my tests. Then they get the test back and start asking me how to study for my tests, though I already told them. I even put it in writing on the web.
Here we go again.