Fang Talks

Oh, Comely

Now that I’ve graduated, I think it’s safe for me to do another rant on why the system in society is pretty damn stupid.

We’re going with the educational system for today, because that’s basically the foundation for a lot of things later on in your life. That’s also the reason why it’s a bit of a problem.

You see, you need a good education to get a respectable job, and these days rarely anyone will take you if you don’t have a degree. I know this doesn’t go for the less professional jobs, but it still applies in a lot of places.

That means that if you, well, fuck up early on in your life (ie dropping out of school for whatever reason) you have a much tougher time in front of you than the people who did finish their school.

I don’t think that’s entirely fair. Some people just can’t function well in a system or institution such as a school. They don’t get a chance to show what they’re capable of, instead they’re just “thrown away” so to speak due to their terrible grades.
Grades mean nothing. If my dog died the day before the test I don’t think I’d be able to do it well. Or if I’m very scared of failing, that it puts such pressure on me that I simply can’t do the test.

Meh, there’s still a lot of things I don’t understand about everything.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 17/06/2012 (8:49 AM)

    tl;dr the world isn’t fair
    not trying to be overly cynical, but it’s the same way with many aspects of life, and not much will be done or can be done to change that.

  • 17/06/2012 (5:48 AM)

    I think jobs would be more efficient if the “harder ones” just featured intense training courses rather than rely on degrees.

  • 16/06/2012 (11:36 PM)

    That is the biggest problem with school, and it’s the same in every country. You are taught to pass tests, not to harvest information and learn a lot of stuff. I think that really instead of picking subjects at 14 (when you do it here) you can drop out and go to a trade school and give yourself a good start on life. Not everyone is suited to things like school, and having disruptive people there just ruins it for the kids who are good and who do want to learn. Every single education system is fundamentally flawed and the worst thing is I don’t see them changing any time soon.

  • 16/06/2012 (8:35 PM)

    I always brought up being told that you need good grades to get a good job. To get any job basically but I’ve noticed that people with few grades seem to get basic jobs and survive okay.

    I also know people with degrees that can’t get work in the fields they’ve studied years for! And, although you say people won’t get hired because they need degrees now just to be noticed, I know people that have been turned down jobs purely because they’re over qualified!

    You can’t win. It’s just pot luck I think

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