Monday, February 2, 2009

98 - Skipping school

Hello, world. It's Monday night, and it's about to hit midnight. I didn't sleep last night and I only managed to catch around fifteen minutes of snooze in the past twenty-four hours. I don't plan on sleeping tonight either.

Yesterday, I had this essay to write, and tonight, I have three more. I would skip school to just get some rest and have more time to work on these, but I've been skipping too often now, for my own standards.

I think I have skipped school around twenty times so far since this school year began in September 2008, maybe been late a couple of times? To those studious, responsible teens out there, good for you on making it to school everyday, it's a bloody achievement and I could never do that. (I'm not being sarcastic.) I wake up in the middle of the afternoon on a school day and the first thought that comes to my mind is, "damn it, Michael, you lazy piece of shit." I loathe myself, and I h
ate myself for not going to school. There are several others in my class that also decide to pass when they're not feeling too eager about getting educated. I don't like their attitude to school, I don't think they should be wasting their parents' money. They often consider school to be a lameass obstacle in life that you have to get through before you reach the good stuff, the better stuff, the dream. I say, if the goals you have are not attainable through school and education, then piss off and go chase the dream. What on Earth are you still coming in to school for four days out of five for?

My aspirations can only be reached if I study, so as one of my New Year resolutions last month, I decided that I would try to stop skipping school so often. It's working a lot better than the past few years, but there's still room for improvement.

On the other hand, knowing the wide range of readers this blog attracts, there are bound to be a bunch of you that say that I should not stress so much over homework and friends at school. To be honest, I understand wholeheartedly. I hate people who think school is everything, who think that their role in life in this moment in time is and only is a student's role. Nothing else in life matters much, such as money, material goods, love and sex, leisure time and/or a social life altogether. These 'nerds' need to grow up and live a little.

I just felt that I needed to iterate that because I don't want to be seen as one of them.

But really, as I said, skipping school is just something that creates a pang in my backside. If you care about school, stop skipping it. If you don't care about school, quit. Stop wasting our teachers' time which could be better spent on present students, stop making us wonder and worry about why you're absent, and get a job, because if you ain't studying right now, by law and social standards, you should be working. Do something productive, stop wasting your life.

8 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I skipped a lot of classes too. Turned out pretty good though.

Hail To The Thief said...

There's some mornings I get up and look outside and just decide to sleep in. Not often, but when everything's rubbish and the last thing you need is to get up so early.

My grades are decent though. The ones I care about.

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Louise said...

Damn right Michael. I wish I could say the same words to my fellow schoolmates who just lax on their desk dreaming of girls and sex. But why bother? I mean, they just won't listen. Boys are so difficult. They just won't listen. They don't want to listen. They can't listen. 'Coz their brains are just full of pride and satisfaction. I pity their parents for wasting time and effort on bringing them up.

I don't skip classes. It's difficult. I study in a private school, so security and discipline are very strict. I kinda like it that way you know. By graduation, I'm sure to receive a Perfect Attendance Gold Award. At least I'd be able to climb up to the stage. : D

Everyday Housewife said...

I don't wish to be preachy, but 20 times since Sept 2008 is a wee bit too many.

Rosalie Bass said...

In the United States (Or in my state, at least) they have laws about being absent from school and being late. I believe you're only allowed five absences a marking period (Which lasts about three months), as well as five latenesses. If you get more, you go to court for truency and could end up getting in deep, deep trouble.

I hear you though. I have days where I just am not feeling school.

Ares said...

Lately, I've been in habit of skipping classes playing scrabble with my friends, who are not also attending their classes for that addictive game. It's not wholly unproductive I guess. Educational board game, eh.

We're already graduating, so we prefer enjoying ourselves at this time. And I'm quite afraid I'll never see them again. I've applied for universities several hours away from home. I'm after fun times.

(Yeah, breaking rules is fun. Well, at least for me. Except if it'll fail me, of course.)

Michael said...

Dr Zibbs: Naturally, we all find our way, I believe.

Hail To The Thief: I like it that I'm not alone.

Louise: I know the Filipino attitude toward school and sex and responsibility in both those aspects. I learned from the mistakes of my father only too well.

Everyday Housewife: I know. I've skipped twice since the new year, though. So it's getting a lot better.

Rosalie: That is incredible. I actually wish our school had that sort of system. I'm not the only one that bunks school and I think something like that should be implemented.

Ares: Wow, playing Scrabble. Never heard of that before.