In which I tell you about the time I was humiliated in front of an entire class by a teacher, was called a female fox, and almost had my nether regions grabbed. Though not at the same time (which would have made an awesome tale).
Untold in the video, is the time when I ran away from a bully. I was in the volleyball team in primary school. There was this big bully who was making fun of me. I think it was about my hair.
I ran away, by giving the teacher in charge an excuse.
Unfortunately, the school started a computer club, which happened to be in the exact time spot of the volleyball practises. Due to the excuse I gave, I couldn’t join the computer club.
What would’ve happened had I dealt with the bully in a different way, such that I was able to join the computer club? Would it have made a great different to me now? I wouldn’t know.
This post title is probably gonna attract all sorts of weird spam…
A degree can still be useful. But the current educational and economic outlook doesn’t exactly inspire a lot of confidence in the immediate use of a degree.
Educational institutes mostly teach students towards knowledge that’s known. I mean, your professor won’t set a question that he can’t answer, right? The world we now live in rewards those who solve the unknown, possibly even seeking questions that weren’t ever asked.
Teachers need to start teaching students to face the unknowable. They need to instill hope in the next generation.
Make the time and money you spend while studying in university count. The value of a degree doesn’t fluctuate much, year to year. But if you take just one year longer to obtain that degree, it means you’ve wasted one year of your life and another few thousands of dollars in tuition fees. Which means it takes that much longer for you to repay the tuition fee loan (if you took out one).