Alas, I fear it is, at last, beginning to look a bit more like summertime. Which means, as usual, overheated brains. Neurons shooting signals all over the place. Irrationality Now, if you prefer.
But it does bring some sort of freedom, no more fooling the weatherman using Murphy’s laws, no more skating on the sidewalks, no more constant vigilance of puddles on the roadside where a car might drive through and splash dirt all over the sidewalk.
And let’s not forget, this is the time a lot of people get a large part of their futures’ defined. At this point, I shall apologize, as this will be yet another place where education is a topic at this present time. It is very annoying, I admit it, but one does not simply ignore the topic altogether! It’s better to take the topic up once and have a follow-up in a few weeks and be done with it than to keep it bottled up and let it spray out like Coke and Mentos in those few weeks.
For fairly young people, career options are nearly endless. Sure, some fields of work or study can be crossed off the list by anyone. For instance, I wouldn’t want to take up a field of study where I am accepted to in the best university of the country four times before even graduating. Yet it is pretty much the only uni I would be willing to go to in this country, anything less and I will be feeling that I am wasting myself. Only a couple of possibilities remain. Others have other criteria by which they exclude fields, perhaps some hate maths, blood, sociology, or thinking. Possibilities are endless. I am me, you are you, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri are small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
There is, however, one criterion that, as a rule, cannot be ignored by any one of us. The final exam session. I am going to be frank, the exams are not that difficult, not when you know what to choose and what to study. So getting average results should be pretty much standard for most common folk. After all, that’s why they are called ‘average’ results. In this specific country, a person can choose the exams one has to sit through. The absolute minimum is 3, but it is usually reasonable to take 5 at the very least. This way, with a failure, one can compensate with some other exam. Not taking the maths exam can close a whole lot of doors for one’s future academic future, but for many it does not even matter. But the general rule is that any exams a person chooses, the person should then try to squeeze the lemons out of those exams.
And all this creates a fascinating view for anyone near people having to take exams. Psychology is one of the most awesome pseudosciences around. Emotions run high, stress hits the ceiling, the dark cloud of depression descends on many. And, as I have most probably mentioned before, people’s behaviour is “interestingly curious” to observe, especially when it is out of the ordinary. For many people, this is considered an extreme circumstance, which only makes it more entertaining. As they say, a person’s true face comes out only when he/she is put to the extreme.
It is possible to see the true nature now. It is springtime, nature awakens.
And trust me, I will avoid the extremes whenever possible. Have fun figuring me out.
And now, a quote from Jimmy Fallon:
“I also want to thank Mr Mills, my 10th grade history teacher, who said I would never amount to anything if I kept screwing around in class. I am about to high-five the president of the United States. Eat it, Mills.”
Which shows that even those of us who don’t win in school life, can still win in general life. Winning is relative.
Viva la Karsumm.