A baby is born every moment you breath. But, is it the same way for an individual identity?
Have you ever asked yourself why you go to school? Wrong question, have you ever asked why your parents send you to school? The typical answer is you need an education. Well, yeah...you need to learn certain "yes" and "no" things and the norms of society. You need to learn about some history. Yeah, these things come in handy once in a while, particularly when you are talking about the next riot, the predicted assassination of some world leader, the "terror" brought on by antagonists and also the end of the world - so to speak. But when you're just a seven year old, or whatever age it is you enter into the first steps of formal education, you don't know any of this shit.
Most governments have a law that all children must attend school. School being whatever years required to kick some sense into our minds that you are required to "grow up". Parents, teachers, guidance counselors, presidents (maybe not there yet) and so on are people who serve as guides to our "growing up". But the mass media holds a different aim. They are here to distract us from the stress of the rat race. There's no such thing as "normal living", there's just a job and your life. You need to live before you can have a job, but then your job becomes something of a need to survive once you've become of age. So you see this is how many people mix up between having a life and having a job. That's besides the point.
Why do you even want a job? And there's supposed to be this difference between a job and a carrier. Is there really? What about the jobless..what are they supposed to be? Society might see them as perversions of normal living style and so, yeah you guessed it, they are outcasted. It's for the greater good, right?
If you're still studying...think of it as the first time you've been thrown into a detention center. Well, they don't torture you like they do in there, they just use other methods. Your warden is the university rules, whether you get kicked out or something. Your parents (not in the literal meaning) are the lecturers. Your fun are your friends. Your rival is the marking system. Your federal judge is the ministry of education. And unfortunately your food is money.
It looks all the same outside. Happy kids, sad kids, hardworking kids, drop-outs, screw ups...whatever. Look at yourself in the mirror. Take out a pen and paper. Start writing a story about yourself. How many of you can actually do such a task? I'm not talking about writing about where you've been, what you want to do, what you have done, whether your parents are some hotshot business people or even if you're the king of England. Write about what makes you the person you are. Write about why you even think of studying business or engineering or biology. Write about the person you want to become, your aspirations and your dreams. Not your handphones and ipods and ps3 and home pc with the latest specs and all. Those all just make your story a little...interesting. It doesn't make it a story at all. These are just bits and pieces from the textbook of society and mass media and maybe a little bit of government (if you give a shit at all).
Write down the story of you...
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