It's Today?! - The Story of My Life

Who knows maybe with the incentive, I may keep this diary, and not just as a collections of rants, and updates ever time I get ill. I mean seriously, two entries in three years? Both saying "I'm sick"?

For the diary comp. Winner of May.


6. Bloody education 13-5-15

Went shopping today, and made sausage rolls. I also got marked on some more of my revision, and got another B. Why do I struggle with it so much! I know why really. I haven't spent years being programmed to see all the small points that generations of teachers have developed. I miss the imagery. It's not that I'm incapable of seeing it, I'm just not very practiced. Not going to school from the age of eleven doesn't not help ones exam technique, and I just don't fit the system anymore. Apparently I could answer all the questions without reading the damn play the way I did it. Could someone please explain to me what all those hours of reading and pages of note taking were for then? And anyway! Plays were never made to be analysed! The were written to be watched! I promise you, Sophocles did not write so 2500 odd years later some random girl would stress over possibly failing an exam over his bloody play! Now don't get me wrong, the plays are fantastic, and I love them, but the British education system is killing them, and me.
How does this help though? Killing subjects. I used to enjoy maths until the age of ten, whereupon I was told I was bad, compared to the people who's parents did there homework for them. It's a broken system, and are the qualifications truly worth the pain, anxiety and stress they cause? Truly? I have a friend who's cried herself to sleep every night for the past four years. I know a girl who spent three months in hospital after a complete mental and physical breakdown caused by the stress of a levels. How many more tear stained textbooks do we need to see before people accept there is a problem. 
Or am I the only one who thinks its a problem. Am I the only person who sees a that stress is related to exams, and stress is unhelpful.

Sorry, this is a bit of a rant... I'm just disappointed in myself, and am taking it out with words on a page. Venting somewhere is important though, I believe. It allows you a release. There's no good in keeping it bottled up!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go cry over some Greek tragedy.

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