There are haters, and there are haters with a sense of righteousness. Though, for some people, the distinction may not hold much significance, it is this distinction that may lead either to destruction or to the emergence of a delightful era. Hatred leads to pointless wars (the WW I), and righteous hatred introduces a revolutionary age (American Civil War). So, if you are natural school hater, then find out in which category do you fall in, and whether this dislike is a sign for a better or worse future.
1. Stories like that of Einstein and Bavarian Academy are your ultimate source of inspiration:
Every time you hear the stories of famous school dropouts you feel a thrill deep inside you. You might have even made a catalog on people like Benjamin Franklin, Bill Gates, Walt Disney, Harry Houdini, etc. if the collection of facts wasn’t in your bad books. Still it never fails to cheer you up whenever another school dropout comes into the spotlight.
2. Your personal purgatory torture is the tedium of school life:
Get up early, eat your breakfast, run to the bus stop, get to school, yawn your time out there, come back home, dinner and sleep time; get up early, eat your breakfast, … and so on. The tedium just never seems to stop. And no weekends do not count. They are too short to ever be considered when the tormenting ennui (Mondays) is still there, waiting to eat you up.
3. Schooling hampers your natural learning:
You have realized it long ago but were not capable of putting it into words. Though it does sound strange how an institute of education can restrain the learning procedure, but it is a fact, and apparently you are not the only one who thinks about things that way. It has been proved that, the standardized system has put a limit on the scope of studies and creativity.
4. Extra-classes give you a migraine:
If the seven-hour tediousness for five days a week is not enough to rake your nerves, faculties have devised those important-to-attend extra classes to torture you further. The dread of extra classes is so powerful in you that you still curse yourself for ever having attended it, i.e. if you had attended one. Moreover, your dismay over them is so apparent that not just your friends but your professors too are aware of it. (Now you know the reason behind that smug smile.)
5. Focusing has become the greatest challenge for you:
You are one of those students who teachers pointedly call out to pay attention over and over again, but evidently without success. You have found yourself daydreaming often, and whenever a faculty asks you a question you feel like you have just been dragged out from your personal dreamland. No matter how hard you try to pay attention on the green-board in front of you, your creativity gets the best of it and in no moment, your mind is roving out of school.
6. The discrimination by grading system is absolutely despicable for you:
You may or may not be a student with good grades, but one thing is sure about you that you have never liked the grading system. And your hatred is sourced out of the most common reason of all, i.e., the discrimination. You are of the opinion that grades are unnecessary tools that encourage cheerless competition. And perhaps you are the originator of this anonymous quote ‘Grades don’t measure intelligence; and age doesn’t define maturity’, um, at least that of the first part!?
7. You believe homework are trolls incarnate
For you, homework is useless, confounding, cruel, and are rarely helpful to human beings, and no other word describes these qualities better than trolls. Whenever you decide to do the writing work, procrastination starts running in your blood making you cold all over. This is when you decide that online coursework and assignment help is the only option left for you. In any case, that piece of assignment shall never have the credit for your learned future personality, might as well get over with it.
8. You had an epiphany that exams are the source of teen drug addiction
Exams, just alike the grades, are sheer tormenting tools designed in your personal hell. Every time you take the hot-seat in your examination hall you begin to have a loud shrill whistling in your ears. More often than not this whistle ends quickly enough, but only to be replaced by a strange song you have just heard while coming to the school. Even when you successfully get rid of all these predicaments, every ounce of crammed up facts gets automatically erased from your mind, only to come back in the last five minutes of the examination.
9. Favoritism among teachers always provoke you to scream (internally):
Double-standards, inequity, even hypocrisy do not seem like a strong enough word when you find yourself witnessing another episode of favoritism. No matter how hard they try to convince that every student is equal, words seem to fail them, for every single time their actions demonstrate contradictions, the contradictions that churn your stomach nauseously.
10. You had a big grin on your face all the while you were reading this post:
If you are a hardcore traditional schooling hater, then most of these points must have struck right at home. In fact, the sheer fact that you made so much an effort to read this article proves that you have acknowledged it much before. After all the heart knows what it wants. And now all your heart wants is a break from this tedious life, which you should take. Moreover, you might even give it try to explore the alternatives for the situation.
Since, all these points are commendable enough to prove that there are some, nay, many defects in the present education system, we can always hope for a revolutionary evolution in the field. Meanwhile, waiting for the change to happen is not going to be of any help, take the responsibility of your education into your hands and do what is best for your future.