How much of what you learn in life is taught at school? I say not much. Certainly in our case, school teaches us to copy what the teachers write on the board, by heart them, and reproduce those in the right places on the question paper. That is it!
I have learned that school won’t teach you everything. How can it teach you much in that ten to twelve years? It’s the time you are growing from stage to stage, nothing about you remains constant. You grow taller, wider, you turn from a flat chested girl to a shapely woman, and all the biological changes that you have to adjust to – the monthly mood swings etc. It’s a period where people are looked after.
And BAM!, you are done with school, your body has evolved to the most part and there is not going to be too much change after that, and now you have to find your way to look after yourself. That trying extends to the next few decades.
You try to replicate what you did in school. You copy how people dress, how people behave, how they smile, how they fall in love, how they build a family, how they go from home to work and back and then socialize. That’s what we learned in school. Copy and repeat it at the appropriate places at the appropriate time.
What school did not teach us is that the smile on our faces hurts. It hurts because that smile is forced. What school did not teach is that no matter how hard you try contentment is illusive. What school didn’t teach is, life is full of shitty decisions where we have no clue if are making the right ones. School taught us to expect the exams at the end of each term – school did not teach as that life is full of exams and that it comes without announcement and with no time for revision!
and I am in an awful mood.
- Day 1: The story of my life
- Day 12: I miss you
- Day 13: My apology
- Day 14: You better take notice of these 10 things
- Day 15: A day in my life
- Day 16: The one difficult thing from the lot of it
- Day 17: My favorite photo of me
- Day 18: A story from my childhood
- Day 19: Five fantabulous ‘spaces’
- Day 20: A little struggle here and there
- Day 21: Sometimes I surprise myself
- Day 22: How I really feel?
- School Systems (gaarapetal.wordpress.com)