Often when you speak to older adults they will tell you the school
days were the best days of your life, this is not because the school
days were the best of their lives, simply that they were conditioned
into believing this. No adult can honestly believe that the best days
of their lives were when they were treated with little or no respect,
or when they were beaten with a slipper for speaking out of turn. If
they truly believed that school days were so good then why did most of
them leave school at 16?
Fortunately today teachers don't beat us with old slippers of canes
but does that really make school a better environment for the student?
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As you get older more and more people leave these social groups and
have the courage to be themselves, as this happens once close
friendship groups start to break up and new ones are formed, new
people get invited to parties that they would never have been invited
or wanted to go to before. So when you reach your last couple of years
in compulsory schooling and mature, finally becoming an individual and
an adult you are still not treated as one teachers still talk to you
condescendingly, don't respect your views and in many cases punish you
for trying to maturely debate a point on which you disagree.
Do you honestly think that your school years will be better than all
those ahead of you? If you do I pity you.
People say, "If you stay in school you will be presented with better
opportunities" this is a fallacy. Yes if you stay in school you may be
offered a job with higher pay, but think, will you enjoy it, and where
will you be in ten, twenty, maybe thirty years later. The reason I
asked will you enjoy it is because you will not excel in a career that
you do not enjoy. Also at the current time there are so many people