Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thoughts Before Entering the Grind

You must wonder why a man like me detested, even feared the idea of school. It wasn't that I feared the people there--not the virgin marms who taught me, not the children full of nose-crust--nor did I fear the rigors an education should entail. No, I feared routine. Routine, that vise that clamps the mind and presses it to bursting. Routine, that sad and endless slog to which all working souls are thrown. Routine, robber of autonomy, breaker of wills, black-winged usher to the grave. A child starts life boundless, untied to any constant task, and may while his hours in the pasture mud or chasing shadows in a wood. Then comes the crush of school; all time sinks into empty tasks, and all a day's but waiting for that hour, that holy hour, of the one respite of recess. Did the great polymaths do worksheets? Did Da Vinci take the SAT? Did Pythagoras not find his enlightenments abroad, in far-flung nations rather than at a school desk? Did the first person to conjure fire not learn his art in the wild, or did he spend his afternoon watching a clock on ugly wallpaper? No, a genius founts from within, and all routine will do, all school will do, is crush it. So I'd reasoned. And so I'd decided to sabotage this school lest it sabotage me.

13 comments:

  1. School is what you make of it. If you want to go abroad or travel using your school (sponsoring), then go for it.

    If you want to be a drop out and lazy guy like I was in college.. you'll be screwed like I did.

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  3. I H8 SCHOOL D:< it should go die

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  4. Good thoughts. Following and supporting.

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  5. hEYA Tornado!

    Interesting questions. But you're not looking close enough. Could these great men have had the knowledge and wherewithal to make these great discoveries without some form of education? Be it as an apprentice, university, devoting time and expense on the texts of the great men before them?

    Granted, classroom's suck. But they may give you the tools you'll need to make the next great discovery. Indeed, with the competition you're up against these days, you couldn't possibly BE the next Galileo without it. There's so much knowledge to cram into such a short time. But if you play you're driven, and lucky, future students will be bored to tears with what you'll do for the world :P

    Been kinda busy but I wanted to let you know that after I update my blog tonight I'll be reading yours from start to finish. I promise! And thanks for leaving such a sweet comment--specifically thanks for the smile!

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