keep what you love

It’s nearly a year since I’ve started this blog and I’ve only managed to put five entries in. Kind of tells you how boring my life is, really. I don’t have much to talk about because nothing I say is really note-worthy.

That, or I’m just really happy all the time and there’s nothing I need to say in excess – unless it’s something I’m really passionate about. Unfortunately, most of the things I’m passionate about are the things I feel negative towards.

There’s not much update school-wise. I hate the student council the moment they decided to run.

I decided when they were just beginning, to go and support them because a friend of mine was in it. She said we just have to take a picture of me holding the piece of paper with their cabinet’s name on it.

It was messy and chaotic and getting held up is normal because they explained everything so fast I just shook my head and made a face like I’m going through a very windy tunnel, saying, “unclear!”

Apparently, it’s not expected to be confused and unclear when you explain everything quickly. The photographer said I was “a waste of time” and honestly that was the beginning of a failed leadership.

I don’t care if this is a student council and what they do is for “charity.” This is an opportunity for kids to learn how to own a “business” and serve “customers.” I was a customer at that moment and I needed to be treated like one.

I have never heard of a successful company that calls their clients “a waste of time.”

Anyway, enough about that. I’m leaving this hellhole for my study break in less than a week, so whatever shit’s to do with that council is none of my business.

Let’s talk about the education system then, even though schools (which I have claimed to not have much to update on) are under that branch.

loathe the DSE system. It doesn’t teach me anything. I haven’t learned anything. I also didn’t sign up for this.

Let’s take Art for an example, aye? It’s something I also enjoy other than literature. DSE makes us paint and create artworks within three hours. That’s not normal. I haven’t learned anything from this system other than how to draw fast and to please other people instead of to try and express what I want to express.

I thought art is to create things that you can’t say, instead of to please two people aesthetically so that they can give you a mark.

I talked to a friend who went overseas last year. She said that England’s way of teaching art is much more practical. They focus on skill and technique, which makes sense because art, as much as it claims to not be, is still subjective as fuck. If it doesn’t at least look proportionate or – for the lack of a better word – pretty, those judging it would not like it.

If Hong Kong teaches us how to draw instead of who to please, maybe then it would save itself from being a cultural desert.

Jokes about artists and writers and anyone in the creative industry can’t survive is more than accurate here. It’s reality. There’s no future for me even if I manage to get a 3 in Chinese. Hong Kong won’t appreciate someone who has creativity because creativity apparently doesn’t make money.

And money makes the world go ’round.

Another thing, about the 3 in Chinese. Okay, I understand. Modern society has fallen into a barbaric routine where if you don’t reach the standards of how to climb a tree, no matter if you’re a swimmer or someone who prefers land over height, you’re counted as a dumb person who doesn’t deserve a chance at further education because whoa, you can’t even climb that tree?

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Einstein once said that, huh? And I think it’s universally accepted that he’s a ‘genius.’ If a genius said this, why aren’t we heeding his words? We celebrate those who can follow the rules, no matter how crazy and rigid they are set, and come out on top because they performed under those stupid rules. But not everyone can strive under those stupid rules.

And why is maths still a compulsory subject after the age of 14? It should be an elective, I tell you. I’m not going to do anything “logical” as a job. It’s not helping me in any way, shape, or form. Other than annoying the hell out of me, of course.

This education system doesn’t care about its students’ individualities and just wants robots who can follow what they set as rules because the future needs more mindless followers who will vote for and support you no matter what idiotic bullshit you spew out of your mouth.

Welcome to the real world.

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