I’ve come to the conclusion that this institution of post-secondary education is complete bullshit. We all walk to class every day thinking that we “learn,” but really? Look into the eyes of the people around you. I thought learning meant enlightenment, discovery, individuation. Why does everyone carry that same aura of defeat and submission? What happened to thinking for ourselves? We spend hours every day in a lecture hall sitting like zombies, nodding away in agreement to other people’s theories and ideas. We absorb so much of what other people think that we forget what we truly believe in. We write so much about other people that we forget about ourselves. What happened to creativity? What happened to actual education?
We walk like ants following some sort of trail established by the leaders of their colony. We put our faith onto ideas of success given to us by the very people who run this institution. We have no idea where this path leads, and yet we follow it because everybody’s doing the same thing. It’s all we know.
It’s so sickening. Yet, here I am, following this path, pulling an all-nighter to write a paper that I don’t give two fucks about. I acknowledge my own hypocrisy. I am unable to reject the system.