So, as you guys know, I'm on the school newspaper. I am currently the official proofreader. Bleh, my job sucks since we never have anything interesting to write about. (Maybe we should do an article about FCG!) I had to read an article by this freshman girl today... It really sat the wrong way with me, but I can't express my rage offline since the teacher in charge will think I'm a whiny douchebag who thinks the world is going to end because someone has a different opinion. I still don't feel good about it, though.
The girl wrote about how she feels education is important. Okay, so the original article was pretty good, but the teacher thought it was too short and decided to add onto it! I had a copy of the girl's article and a copy of the teacher's "fixed" version. The teacher randomly felt the need to basically call everyone who doesn't LIKE school lazy, immature, and dumb. Not specifically people who drop out. Not specifically people who always skip and never go and make straight Ds. She meant just people like me who don't think it's fun and would much, much rather be doing something different. Dumb? I'm a fucking AP student. Lazy? Well, I'll give you that one. Immature? That varies depending on who I'm with!
Do I like memorizing boring information for tests nearly every day? No. Do I like being forced to take multiple classes on things I really, REALLY am not interested in pursuing? No. Can I remember anything I was tested on three chapters ago? No. But I'm not completely stupid. I know that in this society, you have to have a little piece of paper called a diploma to go to college and therefore get good jobs, and the only way to obtain said paper is to go through this hellhole called "high school," so I pretend like I give a shit. And I'm good at it too... I've got everybody fooled except a select few friends!
Maybe I'd actually care more and retain more information if more opportunities for me to do things relevant to my future career came up. I don't want more logarithms or more memorization of ten zillion kings all named Henry or Louis, I want more opportunities to practice my writing skills so I can be a good journalist one day, dammit.
Anyway, so happy time now! FCG and I have this game where she has to guess what I'm thinking. I forgot what today's "magic phrase" was, but after she guessed it, she smiled and said, "Super Duck, I love you!" :D
And I get my driver's license in exactly 2 weeks! I am so excited! I sure have waited long enough. Haha. My parents are gonna both be mean about it, though, especially my mom... I think I am mostly just excited about driving to school and proving to everyone that my car actually does exist. The only school person who has even seen it in real life is this girl in my history class. I am also slightly upset that IG beat me to getting a driver's license when I am like 2 months older than she is.