Why I Hate School But Love Education



Why I Hate School But Love Edu­ca­tion — Lyr­ics

So you want to get a degree, why? Let me tell you what soci­ety would tell you, increases your chances of get­ting a job, provides you with an oppor­tun­ity to be suc­cess­ful, your life will be a lot less stress­ful, edu­ca­tion is the key. Now, let me tell you what your par­ents would tell you, make me proud, increases your chances of get­ting a job, provides you with an oppor­tun­ity to be suc­cess­ful, your life will be a lot less stress­ful, edu­ca­tion is the key.

Now let’s look at the stat­ist­ics, Steve Jobs’ net worth $7 bil­lion R.I.P; Richard Bran­son net worth $4.2 bil­lion; Oprah Win­frey net worth $2.7 bil­lion; Mark Zuck­er­berg, Henry Ford, Steven Spiel­berg, Bill Gates now here comes ‘the coup, de grace’.

Look­ing at these indi­vidu­als, what’s your con­clu­sion? Neither of them in being suc­cess­ful ever gradu­ated from a high­er learn­ing insti­tu­tion, now some of you would protest like, you know money is only the medi­um by which one meas­ures worldly suc­cess, some of you even have the nerve to say, I don’t do it for the money, so what are study­ing for? To work for a char­ity, need more clar­ity?

Let’s look at the stat­ist­ics, Jesus, Muhammed ‘Praise be upon him’ Socrates, Mal­colm X, Moth­er Teresa, Spiel­berg, Shakespeare, Beeth­oven, Jesse Owens, Muhammad, Ali, Sean Carter, Michael Jef­frey Jordan, Michael Joseph Jack­son were either of these people unsuc­cess­ful or uneducated?

All I’m say­ing is that if there was a fam­ily tree, hard work and edu­ca­tion would be related, but school would prob­ably be a dis­tant cous­in. If edu­ca­tion is the key, then school is the lock. Because it really ever devel­ops your mind to the point where it can per­ceive red as green and con­tin­ue to go when someone else said stop, because as long as you fol­low the rules and pass the exams, you’re cool. But are you aware that exam­iners have a check­list? And if your answer is some­thing out­side of the box, the auto­mat­ic response is a cross, and then they claim that school expands your hori­zons and your vis­ions. Well, tell that to Mal­colm X, who dropped out of school and is world renowned for what he learned in a pris­on.

Pro­verbs 17:16, It does a fool no good to spend money on edu­ca­tion, why? Because he has no com­mon sense, George Bush need I say more. “Edu­ca­tion is about inspir­ing ones mind not just filling their head”. And take this from me, because I’m a edu­cated man myself, who only came to this real­iz­a­tion after count­less nights in the lib­rary with a can of Red Bull keep­ing me awake till doing in anoth­er can in the morn, fall­ing asleep in between paws of books which prob­ably equates the same amount I’ve spent on my rent, mem­or­ize equa­tions, facts and dates, write it down to the let­ter, half of which I’d nev­er remem­ber, and half of which I for­get straight after the exam, and before the start of the next semester, ask­ing any­one if they had notes for the last lec­ture? I often found myself run­ning to class, just so I could find the spot on which I could rest my head and fall asleep without mak­ing a scene, iron­ic because that’s the only time I ever spent in uni­ver­sity of chas­ing my dreams.

And then after nights with a dead-mind; identi­fy­ing myself in the queue of half awake stu­dent zom­bies wait­ing to hand in an assign­ment, maybe that’s why they call it a dead line. And then after three years of men­tal sup­pres­sion and frus­tra­tion, my proud moth­er didn’t even turn up to my gradu­ation.

Now I’m not say­ing that school is evil, and there’s noth­ing to gain, but all I’m say­ing is, under­stand your mor­als and reas­sess your aims, because if you want a job work­ing for someone else, then help your­self. But then that would be a con­tra­dic­tion, because you wouldn’t have really be help­ing your­self, you’ll be help­ing some­body else; there’s a say­ing, which says: “if you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs”.

Redefine, how you view edu­ca­tion. Under­stand its true mean­ing. Edu­ca­tion is not just about regur­git­at­ing facts from a book on someone else’s opin­ion on a sub­ject to pass an exam. Look at it, Picas­so was edu­cated in cre­at­ing art; Shakespeare was edu­cated in the art of [word] that was writ­ten. Col­on­el Har­land Sanders was edu­cated in the art of cre­at­ing Ken­tucky Fried Chick­en.

I once saw Dav­id Beck­ham take a free kick, I watched as the side of his Adi­das sponsored boot hit the play­ing level of ball at angle which caused it to travel towards the skies as though it was destined for the heav­ens. And then as he reached the peak of his momentum, as though he changed its mind, and switched dir­ec­tions, I watched as the goal­keep­er froze, as though he recited to him­self to lose the phys­ics, and as though his brain was nego­ti­at­ing with his eyes that was indeed wit­ness­ing the spec­tacle of the level swung that was [sweep­ing] towards it, and then reacted.

But only a frac­tion of a mil­li­second too late, and before the net of the goal embrace the FIFA sponsored ballers, as there was the prod­ig­al son return­ing home and the coun­try that I live in erup­ted into cheers. I look to the play, and though, damn. Look­ing at Dav­id Beck­ham is more than one way in this world to be an edu­cated man.

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