to tha window
To tha wall
this is like when you’re sitting with someone that you really like then you like touch knees or something and all of a sudden you feel all this energy going through both of you through this one point of contact
this gif is kinda like that
Wow. I never expected this….
I am so freaking thankful that my parents decided to unschool me up until this year (at which point I decided to take on formal schooling- I wasn’t forced into it like a vast majority of kids) for exactly these reasons.
Sorry kids, but this is real life.
The gossiping, the bullshit, the bullying, the teacher’s pets, the locker-room brawls — that shit doesn’t just suddenly end because you aren’t in school anymore. It keeps happening — you’ll get it in college, you’ll get it in grad-school, you’ll get it in any and every job you enter into that involves people — you’ll get it in any and every organization you become a part of that involves a social structure.
School isn’t just about learning how to do algebra; it’s not just about learning punctuation, or taking up a second language. School exists for the sole purpose of preparing you for the rest of your life, and that includes the stupid petty social bullshit that goes on outside of the classroom. That includes memorizing useless pieces of information and being evaluated based on how well you can recall it.
I started my first post-college job almost four years ago, and one of the first people I encountered was a bully, a 38-year-old bully. Co-workers gossiped about me behind my back, except instead of using notes under their desks, they used e-mails and instant messages. The people that sucked up to the boss were (and still are) the people that got (and get) promoted.
Nothing about my job will ever be relevant to any part of my life other than when I’m at work. I was taught, trained, and crammed full of information that I must regurgitate several hundred times a day, every day, 8 hours at a time, 5 days a week. Meanwhile, I’m quantitatively evaluated, and ranked among my peers.
I navigated this arena using the social skills I’d learned from navigating the various other arenas of my educational institutions over the years. My degree might have landed me the job, but being in school prepared me to survive it.
Still think School is pointless?
As the band Bowling for Soup once so famously put it, “High-school Never Ends.”
I know that’s depressing, but that’s the truth.
reblogging for Matt’s fucking delicious commentary, as always.
whenever people are like “SKETCHING CIRCLES IN SAI IS SO HARD” im like
I TRIED SO HARD NOT TO REBLOG THIS
me on my way 2 steal ur guy
making my way downtown
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