Yes… school sucks at times.
Teachers can be complete idiots with more control of your life then you’d ever want. Other students can make The Lord of The Flies seems like a bit of a vacation. There is a constant flow of boring assignments and then, when you least expect it, you get a flow of seemingly impossible assignments.
There are a lot of ways to handle this.
If you have the good sense then the best solution is to fool yourself into thinking you’re just failing to interpret the situation correctly. Sometimes your perspective on a situation can make it look a little ridiculous. If you think someone is doing something absolutely absurd then you probably just don’t understand why they’re doing it. If you had their perspective then you’d probably completely understand their decision making process… probably.
While you may feel bad when the jerk in class says some nasty comment about that something you’re sensitive about, you can take comfort in the thinking about how miserable that person must be to be spending so much time thinking about someone as boring as you. Do they really have nothing better to amuse themselves? You should probably buy them a book or something.
If you don’t have the good sense to convince yourself of this (and you happen to be like me) then you can always just learn to find amusement from it all.
Is your teacher giving you an insane amount of homework around finals time? Well, you should at least be able to laugh at the strangeness of the situation. It’s kind of like watching an old sitcom with cliched jokes you’ve heard told in different ways a thousand times. Sure… it’s not great but shucks, it feels good to laugh. So why the hell not?
For some more ideas on making the best of school you might want to read Q/A – How Can I Enjoy School?.
Maybe you can change the world. Good luck with that. Until then, at least try to get a kick from it.
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Let me tell you (an inappropriate) true story…
It was high school Spanish class…
I was a Senior in a class of Sophomores. There was one other Senior in the class. Best of all –
She was smokin’ (as the old folk say.) She was gorgeous. 10 out of 10. Tight jeans. And she always sat right in front of me in class (gulp.)
We were the only Seniors in the class. By default… that made me the coolest guy there… And trust me… I’m never the coolest guy there.
But we’d talk. Sometimes in class she’d lean over. I’d continue to pretend me importa la espanol stuff pero… Seriousamente… 😛
Sure… I’d show up to class. But my brain rarely stuck around for the lecture. And that’s why you might not be surprised I was getting a C- in class.
It’s funny how that stuff that distracted me in highschool wasn’t so problematic in college where I took a double course load and still scored near the top of my class…
You don’t need to be perfect to score near perfect.
You just need to know how…