@Dizavid Sorry to hear things have started out poorly for you this year, dude, but stay strong and keep hope alive. I was the most depressed I’ve ever been as of last summer but life has taken a complete 180 and I’m in the best spot I’ve been in for years. You got this, I believe in you!
If you have younger kids who need to learn how to focus and not give up on the first challenging thing they come across, this is actually a good mental exercise for them.
That being said, my stepdad schooled us all on this on Christmas morning because he grew up with the ring-string-stick toy!
I bought four of these for my nieces as stocking stuffers and realized a day or two before Christmas that my mother in law would murder me for giving a bunch of children wood-balls-on-string in her home in the dead of winter. We decided to wait until spring, so they can knock an eye out OUTSIDE instead of break stuff inside.