Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I haven’t posted anything for a few months, so I’m excited to be making my first blog post of 2017! I’m planning to be making blog posts more often now, since I think that a little bit of creative writing every now and then allows for me to refresh and refocus my mind, and I could definitely use that once and a while.
In GHEnglish we’ve been talking about the idea of Carpe Diem extensively and we’ve been writing a lot about it (I’m going to be posting my essay about carpe diem in a week or two) and it keeps me constantly thinking and generating new ideas. I think that some of my best ideas come all at once, especially when I’m procrastinating actually doing my english work or can’t go to sleep, which is how the idea for this post came to be. It’s just a jumble of ideas, but if it can make people think, then I think I did something right with this post.
As students, we carry the weight of the world in multicolored canvas sacs on our backs. We
carry the future of the world. Every year, that idea becomes a bit more real to use as the load we carry becomes increasingly heavier. The bag weighs us down, slowly breaking our vigor and preparing us for the humdrum life of submission that is adulthood and jobs and taxes. Our backs become bent, and the once cheerful child is now a hunched teen, too wise for her years and too smart for her own good. The structure of school and corporate america work to break us down to ensure that our backs become so hunched and our heads are so downturned that we have no choice but to look right in front of us and follow the path that we’re given to follow. If the school is successful, we will never be able to lift our heads enough to explore the world around us and be able to deviate from the beaten path. This is how the structure controls us, this is how the cubicle worker is mass produced by society. If a child is too creative and has too many ideas, the structure will just force them into the same mold as everyone else, with no regard for the potential this child may have to change the world. People who rely on structure to make the world a less scary place for themselves will never live a full life because they relied on something else to keep them from failing, but sometimes people need to fail to be able to live and grow, and sometimes structures need to fall.