OBLITERATED

Let’s paint the town red

Nobody’s fault

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Shanna and I were talking about this today. About how people like us are being judged based on what school we get into. If you are not in a reputable school, you are automatically deemed stupid.
While on the other hand, if you do get into a reputable school, wow, you’re smart. And you’ll definitely succeed in life because you’ll definitely go to some top JC and University and get pieces of paper certifying your smartness.

While we shouldn’t categorise people like that, and I tell myself not to do that, I can’t help but do so. Subconsciously, it happens.

But what we forget to see is the person himself.
We forget about the morals of the person, the character, the attitude. Because frankly, it doesn’t mean that when one gets into a not-so-good school, he’s totally hopeless.
But we don’t always see things that way, do we?
We don’t consider if the person is perhaps, good in other aspects apart from academics. Drama, art, sport? Cooking, perhaps?
No, what only matters is that we must STUDY HARD, GET GOOD RESULTS, GET INTO UNI, GET A DEGREE, GET ANOTHER, GET ANOTHER.

It is wrong to have this kind of mindset. Yet because we have been unknowingly brainwashed, the situation is so. No one can blame the society for such a shallow point of view, can they?
And in this competition to succeed academically, how do we remember to cling onto the correct attitudes and mindsets? How do we remember that backstabbing others to get ahead is wrong? How do we remember to love, be happy, to relax?

People do turn selfish in this race. Become hollow shells of what they used to be.

But there is no one to blame.

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Written by obliterated

October 22, 2007 at 9:56 am

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  1. ah.why so dejected! nono, be happy!if anyone’s got to be blamed for this, it’s the SOCIETY. ohwells. no choice but to let it be, right?

    chua

    October 22, 2007 at 10:59 am

  2. Haven’t commented here a long time, been stalking your blog.

    “While on the other hand, if you do get into a reputable school, wow, you’re smart. And you’ll definitely succeed in life because you’ll definitely go to some top JC and University and get pieces of paper certifying your smartness.”

    This is the sad thing about Singapore’s society: We’re judged at too early an age. There are people in my cohort who don’t deserve to be in rgs: These people will get to enter RJC even if they barely pass their overall because their attitude sucks and they don’t study (and there are many failing badly enough for possible retainment)

    and other talents apart from academics are considered, yes, but only after exam results. which is why MOE only allowed top schools DSA at first (it’s not working very well though) because they think that to be a good sportsman/artist you have to have good results.

    bullshit la. but this is the society we live in.

    and how ironic: I wish you all the best for HMT! ❤ you can do it!!

    trish

    October 22, 2007 at 1:09 pm

  3. HAHAH. TESSA:) i’m glad we had that talk. but remember about our reflection session today – academics aint everything. even if it’s that way for us now, it’s not gonna be forever:)

    shanna

    October 23, 2007 at 11:57 am

  4. hahahs my love, yes, my blog is COLOURFUL, but not much content la, all crap one.. your is WOW. (((: see you tmr orchard @ 10 (((: subwaysubwaysubway!!!!

    sherbertlemondrop

    October 24, 2007 at 1:13 pm


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