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The complexities of disliking school

Started by cynthia13, Mar 30, 2022, 03:44 PM

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One thing I've been thinking about a lot is how the latter half of teenage years becomes dedicated to putting yourself through more school. You're 16, 17, or 18 and applying to college – just so you can sit in a classroom for 4 more years and have people tell you things.

Sure, some of the information is valuable and you will learn some things, but sometimes it seems like: why are we spending our youth sitting in a classroom?! It's been especially frustrating for me throughout my teenage years to think of all that I could be doing with my life, just living, existing if I wasn't in school. But also, knowing that this is how you set yourself up for success in the future, further down the line. 

It's weird because it's in a way contradictory. Like, I would rather be doing anything than being told what to do by an adult and taking tests. But I also would like a job when I'm older. I guess part of it is being a teenager and a natural, general rebellious nature to things. Just as we're getting older and able to make more life choices this is the one big thing that feels like it's not really a choice. 

Did anyone else also feel this way as a teenager??

So glad I found this forum and I miss this style of social media posts and how they help you get your thoughts out and discuss with others. Twitter and Instagram just don't hit the same. 

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