I’m starting to get a little sick of this.
(I’m typing it in my phone in a hurry before school so bear with me a little.)
I get the original point. I do.
But there seems to be almost universal consensus in condemning the school system for this.
You know what? Yes. A lot of school IS training kids to BE ABLE TO sit working for hours on end.
You know what else? THAT’S A VALUABLE FUCKING SKILL.
You can have all the passions and dreams you want, but if you can’t actually dedicate yourself to WORKING towards those dreams for weeks, months, years (forget about “hours”). Ain’t never gonna happen.
I get that many school systems take this (often greatly) to excess, but that’s a different issue altogether. Let’s place some distinction between the ability to work (yes, often at a desk) for hours on end, and the systems that over-prioritise this to the exclusion all else.
Working at a desk for “hours” isn’t the devil incarnate. For most people, it’s a minimum standard for functioning in this world.
Back and ‘bearder’ than ever. #STLCards
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