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The Life of a Student

Updated on July 21, 2020
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I am a student myself so I know how frustrating it can be. I wanted to make this article to share my experience as a student in this time.

Tough Times

You may think that the students of today have it easy. But in thinking this you are indeed wrong. Very wrong in fact. I would even argue that being a student is harder than it has ever been before.

Firstly, there is a huge amount of pressure that is put on us to meet the standards of the generations before us. We are told that we have to work hard to succeed and that our options are limited, when in reality it is the opposite. In this day and age there are literally countless ways to make a living for yourself and leave your own mark on the world. So why restrict yourself to just one trade when you the possibilities are endless. For example, if I told my parents I wanted to be a youtuber or an instagram influencer I would be laughed at, when in reality, they provide the highest earnings.

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Times have changed, haven't they?

With the education system being hundreds of years old, you'd think it would have changed, right?

Sadly not, even to this day students are told to sit exams that test nothing more than memory to determine how much money they are allowed to get when they are older. Obviously there are a select few that obtain the grades that they wanted to more as far as possible in life but the truth is that for most that is not at all the case. How can you say it is fair that our whole life is completely dependant on how we perform as a child/young adult.

The Help We Receive

Now it is true that if you are someone that struggles in exams there are options you can take to help you. However, the truth is that if you take this help you are severely restricted to what you can achieve, this could be seen as a fair way of going about it but in reality it is far from it.

The way I see it is that if you convince someone that they can only achive the most minimum of goals then they will believe you. We need to be told that no matter what if we work hard enough we can achieve our dreams and succeed in life.

Changes

I believe that some serious changes need to be made to the system in order to make it truly 'fair for everyone'. Start believing in us and maybe we will surprise you.

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next"

Abraham Lincoln

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