Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Wasting Minutes

In the long run, is school all that important?
Recently I've had to make a lot of decisions about what college I'm going to, what courses I take, and what Uni course I'm planning on doing. Why is it so important?
Everyones making a big deal of the whole thing and if I'm honest, I couldn't care less. I don't want to decide what the rest of my life is like when I'm 16. I want to live for the unknown. People these days are so small minded. They can't see the bigger picture. Why would I spend every minute of every day studying to get pristine grades when I could go see the world. I hope to learn more from experiencing the real thing first hand, than by sitting in a class doodling on a scrap of paper while a dull professor rambles on.
For some people I know getting the grades is important, and I can sympathise. I used to be that way. But so many things in my life has changed the way I look at it. You don't know how long you're going to live for, and I'd rather live life as a lion for a day, than as a sloth for a lifetime( or something along those lines). There are so many people out there to meet and so many landscapes to be made speechless by. Why waste time staring at a textbook.
I want to be one of those people who is known for their knowledge of everything and anything. Some ones who's travelled, seen the world, learnt a lot, and not all out of a textbook. Where's the fun?
These days there's no fun in anything. You can't go down to your local chemist, pick up some chemicals and make explosions in your back garden. You can't scale ropes in gym class in case, heaven forbid, you should fall. A few bruises never hurt anyone. By being safe all the time your missing out on all the good stuff. People are scared of so many things, but only because they haven't experienced them. Most people scared of roller coasters have never sat in one. Most people scared of heights, often haven't been very high up. And people scared of spiders, in general, have never touched one. People are scared of getting hurt when the realism is that the chance of anything bad happening is miniscule. I always say try something once, and if its fun, do it again. But never say no to a new experience, because you cant judge something you've never tried.
I don't think there's a single person out there who hasn't been offered the chance to do something and turned it down, then a while later, get offered the same chance, and accepted, and found out they should have said yes the first time. Don't turn down what could be the rest of your life.

Why waste minutes when you could enjoy the seconds.


  1. for the other side of the looking glass, check out Kanye West's School Spirit. You have really good points and I wish the world was built around that lifestyle, not scraps of paper that won't follow you into the afterlife.

  2. I totally agree. Although it may be cliche to say we should live for "now" we don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. I mean with all this Swine Flu going around we may all be dead tomorrow.

    (professionally I suggest you go and revise a lot now.)

    (personally I say there is a long walk or a good book with your name on.)

  3. Because its what you do now which enables you to do the things you want to do - travelling costs. You have to play the system to reap the rewards. Why not revise now... and take up that long walk after the exam, knowing that your minted?