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“I am grade 12 student who has just recently graduated. You might call me accomplished, and in a way, I am, but not in the way you’d think. 12 years of pouring over text books and being lined up to be judged in front of my peers has not made me any more intelligent. I can tell you the first 45 digits of Pi and I can explain to you the difference between an acid and a base, I can recite the Pythagorean Theorem in my sleep, I will recite lines out of a textbook like they are a religion. But I cannot tell you the value of security, or of kindness. The distinct contrast between personal health and personal gain. I can tell you in grade 10 four of my classmates attempted to take their own lives before finals. I can tell you our counselors office is always booked. I can tell you how when I didn’t understand something in AP Chemistry my teacher asked me to leave if I could not participate in his class. I merely asked him to explain a question. Instead of doing his job and teaching, he told me to leave. Told me I was not good enough to be there. Mistakes are viewed as failure in these hallways. A wrong answer is a sin you must atone to, not a human error, but a flaw so grand it defines your entire life course. There is no “average” here. We all must exceed expectations. Do your parents know that a grade that is considered average is a “C”? When I got a C in fourth grade my parents grounded me for a month. They said I was lazy and stupid and incompetent and that I’d better smarten up and stop fooling around. I never fooled around. I am driven by a deep need to impress others. I never fool around. I worked and worked and worked, with a deep hollow of anxiety in my chest. I have never been good at History, but I worked and worked and I attained at best a low B. It was not good enough. It is not said but we are expected to put our education before our personal health. It is not asked of us, but it is what we must do to achieve what we are asked to achieve. Our teachers will tell you, “Oh, I only give them one hour of homework each night.” Which is essentially true, each of my five teachers only gives me one to two hours of homework each night. Hmm, that adds up to 5-10 hours of homework, and overdue classwork, and projects. Say goodbye to sleep, say goodbye to feeling calm. I’ve developed a deep rooted anxiety disorder due to school and perfectionistic tendencies. Even when you get 100 percent on an assignment they still criticise you, it is never good enough. One slip, and you are in deep deep trouble. I can tell you that 90 percent of us try our hardest, and our teachers and parents stand in the sidelines, screaming, “You can do better than that!””

Why I say our education system is flawed  (via al0ndrav)

I can relate.




feministfairyy:

Omg the towel one is me



unusualsoul86:

This is the America I believe in.


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thatpsychochick:

This is my life in a rhyme.



locabellavida:

Cakes in jars are done… Birthday care package is almost finished!!! There’s also frosting with sprinkles, candles, birthday cake Oreos, silly string, balloons with messages on them, and boudoir pics. Pretty excited to send it to him! Then I have to start working on his Father’s Day package from Julisabel…



nol0veb4you:

My sign I made for him :)

nol0veb4you:

My sign I made for him :)



“… We must remember that there’s more than one story and plot in every novel. There are at least as many stories as there are main characters, and each of these stories has to have multiple plots to keep it going – blood and bone, nerve and tissue, forgotten longing and unknown events.”

Walter Mosley (via planb-becomeapirate)




itsjustaseeyoulater:

My moustache themed care package is finally finished and ready to send off to Brendon! (I figured my Mexican would get a kick out of the theme :p)

- 2x packs of jam sandwich cream biscuits (they’re his absolute favourite!)
- 2x packs of jelly tots sweets 
- Magnetic Wooly Willy game
- Name that ‘stache card game
- Novelty moustache sunglasses
- Stick on mustaches 
- Mustache grooming kit
- 2x pocket sized tissues
- 2x cola mustache lollipops
- Tin of mustache mints
- ‘Moustachurizing’ lip balm
- Moustache printed underwear
- Moustache themed postcard with a sweet message to my man ❤️

itsjustaseeyoulater:

My moustache themed care package is finally finished and ready to send off to Brendon! (I figured my Mexican would get a kick out of the theme :p)

- 2x packs of jam sandwich cream biscuits (they’re his absolute favourite!)
- 2x packs of jelly tots sweets
- Magnetic Wooly Willy game
- Name that ‘stache card game
- Novelty moustache sunglasses
- Stick on mustaches
- Mustache grooming kit
- 2x pocket sized tissues
- 2x cola mustache lollipops
- Tin of mustache mints
- ‘Moustachurizing’ lip balm
- Moustache printed underwear
- Moustache themed postcard with a sweet message to my man ❤️





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