posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:37 AM
reply to post by mossme89
Hello, being 17 myself, I understand how you feel. There are times that I feel the way you do, so I can greatly relate to your emotions. I am happy
and encouraged to see others my age more than anything questioning the society we live in. I agree with you that education has its flaws. Through
monotonous memorization and indoctrination I feel we are being bred into being the perfect 9-5 order-fulfilling slave. However, I've come to
realization that teens such as ourselves cannot waste away our education on an excuse like that. Half year and we're in college dude, there we'll
have much more freedom to pursue studies we are interested in. For the rest of the year, some things that have helped me out are sports, reading, and
meditation. Sports such as running are very meditative, and can help clear your mind. I know it helped me get rid of stress and not keep me down.
For reading, just read what interests you. Then, you can pursue studies unrelated to those that school imposes on you. Lastly, I think meditation is
key to a healthy lifestyle. Being Roman Catholic, I used to go to church every Sunday, but to be honest, all I'd do there is space out and wait for
time to pass. Meditation has helped me get into such greater touch with my spiritual side, and has definitely made me a more relaxed person.
Anyways, good luck with everything, I hope some words from a like-minded peer would help out. Don't let this everyday crap get you down, cause then
"the Man" is winning, right? Let us be part of a new movement, and not succumb to the restrictions this backwards society places on us.
Fight the Power!!!