SCHOOL CAN EITHER TEACH YOU TO BE TIMIDLY OBEDIENT TO AUTHORITY – OR IT CAN TEACH YOU TO BE BOLD AND REBELLIOUS TO AUTHORITY….WHICH CATEGORY DID YOU LEARN? by Damon CorrieTweet
Don’t get me wrong, I did well in every subject I liked, but from the age of 13 my destiny was firmly in MY hands and I knew what subjects would NOT be necessary in my life – and I therefore did not waste my time on them (ask yourself – when was the last time YOU used ‘Long Division?, Logarithms?, Polynomials? Calculus? or Geometric proofs? (which is not ‘Basic Geometry – which IS useful to know).
I am ALSO not saying to go out of your way to be confrontational to your teachers for every excuse you can find…as there ARE students who provoke their teachers – I daresay ‘torment them’ – incessantly, and such students deserve to be punished is some way. I am only saying – some teachers abuse their authority (like Police) and do crap – and YOU should NOT take their crap (neither from the Police) – just because they are a teacher (or a Police officer).
Some older folks will say this student in the link below is just a ‘rude young upstart’…but personally I see nothing wrong with his outburst (just some of his border-line cuss word language)…I was just like him when I was in high school too…..I never saw any reason to be afraid of the teachers, if they were doing a lousy job I TOLD THEM SO TO THEIR FACE…..I had a teacher who also told my class “I don’t care if ya’ll bother to learn anything – I will still get my paycheck at the end of the month” so I know what he experienced with this teacher (she dropped a similar comment)…we had teachers (like ‘Smokey’) who literally came into class to smoke cigarettes and fall asleep at their desk till the bell rang.
I also had ‘language’ teachers who spoke Spanish and English TERRIBLY and I told them to their face “You speak this language INFERIOR to my father and mother so YOU are actually wasting MY time trying to fool YOURSELF that you are ‘teaching’ me anything in this class”.
Another teacher – who lived off the ‘fear’ and unquestioned obedience he got from OTHER students (not ME, mum did not raise any wusses) – and who used to like to ‘decree’ humiliating punishments to students (who like timid sheep – obeyed – just because school teaches YOU – not ME – to fear and obey authority figures)….
When he told me (as one of his punishments) to ‘STAND AND PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD!” – I told him ‘I AM NOT A PRISONER SO I WILL NOT STAND AND PUT MY HANDS ON MY HEAD!
When he told me (as one of his punishments) to “KNEEL ON THE FLOOR!” – I told him “MY PARENTS TOLD ME TO KNEEL BEFORE GOD ONLY SO I WILL NOT KNEEL BEFORE YOU!”
When he told me (as one of his punishments) to “STAND ON YOUR CHAIR!” – I told him “WHEN I ROCK MY CHAIR YOU TELL ME NOT TO ROCK IT BECAUSE IT IS SCHOOL PROPERTY – SO HOW CAN I NOW STAND ON IT THEN? I WILL NOT!”
When he told me (as one of his punishments) to “GO AND STAND OUTSIDE IN THE SUN” – I told him “I AM NOT GOING TO GO OUTSIDE AND STAND IN THE SUN TO GET SUNBURNED FOR YOU!”
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