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Work or School

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Work or School 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? Well the most you could say is that it's an improvement. The fact is that the school environment is an unhealthy one; everyday you're faced with the same old routine, and even worse the same people. ...read more.


the way" But it's hard to stay out of the way of someone if you have to be in their class or form. Basically if you differ from the majority in any way then you are classed as a freak. 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. ...read more.


So all that time you spent working hard to pay off student loans was wasted. So what's the alternative? In my experience of work I was treated as an equal, I was allowed to have a debate with my superiors, I wasn't punished and I had a great time. The atmosphere was a constructive and fun one, everyone was laughing, joking and working hard. I actually looked forward to going to work instead of coming to school. I managed to grasp concepts that were new to me much faster than I ever could at school. So at school you are placed in a suppressive environment get treated like an insignificant drone, you are expected to do what your told when your told it without having an opinion whereas at work you are in a fun, constructive environment, treated as an equal and an individual, all at the same time as getting paid. Is there really any choice? ...read more.

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