Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why is it so hard to go to school?

I wake up in the morning and I just think to myself what a better day it would be if I didn't have to go to school. The mental toll of just sitting in class until 3:50 everyday is exhausting and just makes you wonder why you're wasting your time when you could be doing something so much more productive.

I wonder, if you can legally finish your senior year at Turning Point* in like a month, what the hell are we doing in school for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week?

It's bullshit, and now that Coppell's really cracking down on the truancy laws, its even bullshittier. By focusing on truancies, they're only trying to fix the symptom instead of the disease. They should be targeting the reason why kids skip in the first place: it's a waste of time.

Have us do what we NEED to do and then let all the other classes be optional.

Don't make us stay at school for longer than we need to, it takes away the early ambition in kids. The ambition that is crucial to wanting to strive for something great or to do something original is replaced by this monotonous conditioning that strips us from our creativity and trains us to do a scheduled job for the rest of our lives just to earn the right to retire once we're worn and done.

Think about it, when someone wants to be something great like a basketball player or a musician, society tells us to just take the easy route and work hard in school to get a nice office job with steady pay, but that's bullshit! To me, that's a life worse than trying to make it doing what you like and failing.

It's a society in which is filled with mindless souls and the worst part is, it's already happening. It's common to find lives that just follow a routine and to me, that's inhumane. As a great man once said, "There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock".

So why is it so hard to go to school? Because it's a waste of time that could be spent either bettering ourselves or practicing for our future careers. It's a place where we just go just to say hey to some people and then put ourselves on auto-pilot throughout the day. It's obvious to see how mind numbing this is, and that is precisely how I feel at school; mindless.

**Turning Point, for those of you who don't live in Coppell, is an alternative school in which you can finish a year of school in nearly a month yet you get the same diploma as Coppell High School graduates