ask any teenager “how was school?”, especially after a long, tiring day at school and with a pile of homework waiting to be finished, and they’ll give you a heated speech saying that school is merely a place where the teachers enjoy to torture the students by sucking out the fun and giving sadistic amounts of homework, assignments and unnecessary activities. well, more or less along those lines anyway.
the expression “necessary evil” is commonly understood as something that has undesirable qualities but is preferable to its absence. in other words, we hate school but we have to go because it will be better if we do than not. then again, these nasty thoughts about school often come up when we’re upset or under too much stress from school work. but is it really so bad and do we really endure painfully and sacrifice a lot to survive those hours at the “torture ground”, five times a week? was it worth it? do we benefit from it? a majority of students across the nation would have readily give anything to avoid this sad obligation but some wiser ones would realize that without school, life would be somewhat incomplete. i’m still unsure if i am classified as the former or latter students.
School sometimes does seem like a cruel form of punishment. when the alarm clock gives out that awful and annoying beeping sound that gets louder and louder every morning at 5.30 am, all i can think of is ”why school? dont i deserve a break?” and then i’ll have to gather all my will to drag myself up from my cozy bed and face yet another long day at school, wearing that boring old uniform, imprisoned by the sometimes unreasonable school rules. just the thought of that already makes me long for bedtime later.
what’s more evil is the mountain of homework given everyday. every teacher is convinced that the subject they teach is the most important and every student must spend all they’re time studying it and completing the assignments given. in my opinion, we have not come to hate...