Screw Society

A.H By A.H, 16th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Society creates an unrealistic idea of the perfect life, I say fuck it.

School Project

I thought my day could not get any worse until my Life Orientation assignment got handed to me at school (yes, Life Orientation is a compulsory school subject in the pathetic South African education program). My anger levels rose inside of me as I read it was about goals and visions for the future. I hate this, it makes me realize what a disappointment I am to myself because my future is about as planned as my dad's death was. Maybe I don't set goals for myself because I am so afraid of even more disappointment? This assignment questions my life 10 years from now therefore these questions are impossible to answer because I do not fucking know what my life is going to be like in 10 years let alone 2!

I Hate Society's Images

I've come to realize society influences our images of our future. Most people my age wish to be earning a huge amount of money, settling down with their new husband and maybe their infant child in 10 years from now. I hate to ruin the party, but the truth is, for majority of people, that will not be the case. Society's distorted image of the future is not the truth. Some people might call me a pessimist, but I say I'm a realist. I do not have my whole life planned out, because it is not up to me. Situations and events, some good and some bad, are going to change the path that I'm walking on. I wish I knew what I want to do with my life, so I could find the determination that I know is in my strong personality, to get to where I want to be. That is not the case though, because I have no idea where I am going (besides for far away from this excuse of a country). I don't even know what my interests and talents are.

The Inner Optimist

After all the sad realistic I believe in, there is only one thing I secretly hope for my future. This is to live in New York City. The city that never sleeps is my obsession. I hope to live there one day, and if that doesn't work out, my back up plan is California. No, I have not been to either of these places, but I will be visiting them in 2 years from now. So I hope the teachers enjoys all my assignment answers involving New York City and California.


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author avatar A.H
One day I wish to write about all my travels and exploration of this beautiful earth I am yet to do, but for now I will write about everything else I know.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Feb 2013 (#)

As an astrologer, I can say that the 29 and 1/2 year cycle of Saturn is the "cycle of maturity". It takes that long for us to grow up. You'll notice that most young people in their twenties are not much more mature than teenagers, but that something happens at around 29-30 that matures people. It takes that long for people to figure out who they are , where they want to go, and what they want to do with their lives. I was 35 before I knew my path. For your school to force you into this ridiculous exercise where you must tell them where you're going to be ten years from now is ludicrous. Public schools are terrible. I don't know about there, but here they exist to program kids into automatons who wilI: shut up, sit down, obey orders and not ask any hard questions. That's why we home schooled our two boys.
Congratulations for not being an unthinking automaton and for seeing the educational establishment for what it is. Keep thinking outside the box, and when you come to California we'll welcome you with open arms.

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author avatar A.H
16th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you so much for your wise words. I greatly appreciate that you have taken your time to read and reply to my article. It is nice to here from someone who has a similar mindset to me. Your advice and your views are very much valued. Thank you again!

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author avatar Kingwell
16th Feb 2013 (#)

Hi my friend, Nothing is certain in this world and you don't need to be in a hurry with your decisions. You don't need to be angry either, just live one day at a time and see what happens. I wish you good luck in New York or California, or any other place to chose to live. Be Happy.

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