"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Friday, September 17, 2010

Acting Good.

Our school has become somewhat of a tourist attraction, our visitors comprising largely of prospective students and their parents, most of which can be divided into two categories: impatiently demanding Asians and ex-privates who have realized that belief in God does not necessarily link to academic excellence.

School is hard work, but there are some times when we are doing something but looking like we're doing nothing, and there are some times that we look like we're doing nothing because we really are doing nothing. It is in these times that we condone the 'heads down, bums up, pretend to be good' approach.

It's actually quite funny, you know, putting on this charade of deep thought and intelligent discussion, hiding iPods and juiceboxes and all the rest under the table.

The thing is, our school is a normal school. Of course people fall asleep at the back of class. Of course we have classes where we don't do anything. I don't see why we should hide that, photoshop it out of the picture.

But that's just how things go these days - if you don't like it, don't change it, don't even get rid of it, just pretend that it's not there.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

It's great to read these posts, because they demystify the place.

Next year, it will become a fully academically-selective school, with all the attendant enquiries.

And isn't it great to sometimes have classes when nothing is done, Issac Newton-style?