Monday, 1 September 2014

Back-to-School Blues

Today is a sad day for student kind....because tomorrow, we return to the sorry world of school.

A few things about the sentence are wrong. Such as the fact that many people have already returned to school, and that strictly speaking, I am going to college and not school. The point, however, remains the same. Tomorrow is the day where all freedom is lost, and my butt gets kicked out of bed a whole three hours before it wants to be.

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I can't help but feel sorry for myself this year. Because school ends as of the last GCSE exam for year elevens, I haven't actually been in for ten weeks. That is more than enough time for my brain to think that the laziness is normal.

But the thing is, students aren't the only people who complain about returning to real life. Adults always grumble when they have to return to work from a holiday.

To be fair, given the choice between enjoying a holiday or working, most would choose the prior. Unfortunately, as an under eighteen, I have no say in the matter. But what about the thousands that do? Why do people whine about work that they've chosen to do? And, why do we all complain when there is noone so stupid as to not appreciate the value of what we have?

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I don't think it's selfishness as such. But, perhaps, just human nature. When I go back to school, I know that it won't feel as though I ever left. And there will even be parts that I enjoy. I imagine, or hope, that the same applies to the world of work. And, I know I'm not the only one who's grateful for the life we have.

Like I said; it comes down to human nature. Because no matter how perfect our lives are, there will always be some thing else that we want. As humans, we have a major fault...we always want what we can't have.

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