• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In my defence I was never as good as the child my parents portrayed me to be

Extracts from this document...


In my defence I was never as good as the child my parents portrayed me to be, but I wasn't as evil as the others labelled me. I was sick of monotony. I found myself doing the same things that I hated, for the same people that I hated, for the same reasons that I hated. I was so full of content for routine I couldn't be a good boy. When I was ten and I would fill the minus columns at school so that they had to make it bigger, and the only way to make it bigger was to take away from the credit column, which made no difference to me. I would be disgraced at house meetings every week for my negative contribution and would spend half my life in detention. At first this was a problem. A problem I had to solve and with only one solution. But then I realised that the solution was being dangled from a two-foot stick, which in turn was attached to my head. With the solution always in sight but never in reach I decided to give up. Then I didn't have time for this life. ...read more.


I couldn't and still can't spell, my grammar has much to be desired, I probably will never know what surds are in mathematics, but all of a sudden I had a desire to live. This didn't reflect in my work, or my exam results, I was on a downward spiral in that respect, but it now no longer mattered. This was me, but I didn't entirely realize it at first. I was divided in opinion, between what I was taught and what I was thinking. Most of my thinking went on at home or in the playground, or in between being sent to Headmaster and seeing him. The rest of the time I was scared. Knowing where your going is a daunting thing, especially when deep down you know no matter how hard you try to disguise it and kid yourself it will change tomorrow, your fait is not a glamorous one. Whether it's a happy fait was something most people didn't consider, but I did and once again I was content with the ability to think. Now if I have portrayed it right, then you will be thinking what are the reasons for waking up every day; to go to school; to scribble down my homework from the night before, or at least ...read more.


society that will employ me and in doing so it is society that I will contribute to, and one day I will be reliant on it for my income. But then I was faced with the reality that I am already dependant on it, to survive. And so half of me adopted the same opinion as that of my acquaintance, and I tried to work with it to change what has manifested itself in me as laziness. I will never know if I was destined to be lazy, my brother was lazy, but I knew that if I wasn't made so sick of monotony that repression wouldn't have got the better of me. And for whatever reasons I wasn't working, not working would become an option, and soon enough the better option, and inevitably normal. In this time so much has happened. I have lived, experiencing and contemplated the environment I lived in, I have made friends and lost friends. I have had the most magnificent highs, and the worst lows. I've seen things that would amaze you and one day I will write about them and what I have described to you now, will be an insignificant issue, but today it is something that plagues my mind and I hope it provokes yours. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Sociology essays

  1. Enough is never enough.

    Six out of the ten people were satisfied with what they have and replied in a positive manner. "You can't be greedy! How much more can you ask for? You have a house...TONS of clothes, food...and all the other "wants" for entertainment and all the fun things...so yeah totally satisfied

  2. Sociology Content and Analisis

    he thought she was to blame for everything, he stopped going to school, deep down he knew that the divorce was for the best as his parents were very unhappy and there were a lot of arguments all the time.

  1. The English Defence League

    This is written on the Hope Not Hate website where they claim that Yaxley-Lennon is a former British National Party Member.

  2. Eugenics - good breeding.

    This may seem odd to list birth control among abortion and the likes, yet it is completely rational. People want to have a baby whenever they want and with whomever they want. This leads to selfishness, and if one so happens to get pregnant at the 'wrong time' then the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work