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  • It was a quiet respite from people. There was a cool breeze and only birds were my companion.

    I sat in front of my study table, my books and notes all laid out before me. How is it that a student has to accomplish so much but never actually accomplishes anything. They are all in theory. Would they matter in a few months time?

    I have acquired so many notebooks since I started going to school. ABCs, writing my name...until I advanced to Calculus and Management.

    The grades are supposed to show what the student accomplished. But what did the student accomplish? He has only shown that he has adapted to a curriculum very well. He can only show that he was integrated and indoctrinated into the society. We are taught how to be as we 'should' be according to the society. At times, we are taught how to be little copycats of the professor.

    I study like my life is dependent on it. I study, never bothering how beautiful the sky is. It has always been there. I study as if the trees were not worth a second to look at. They have always been there. So are the rivers...now, polluted.

    Where shall students be in a few years time?

    Wait, I hear something. Ah, the call of the church. They play a record of bells for two hours to remind people to pray. They play it very loud everyday. They say you will go to hell if you don't heed.

    Goodbye sweet respite. Goodbye birds. I have to put on my ear plugs now.
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