school, the reasons

Topics: Mental disorder, High school, Psychiatry Pages: 1 (435 words) Published: April 27, 2014
School puts too much pressure on teenagers and they grow depressed because they're made to feel like failures, is the most honest statement I have ever come across about school. I've never been able to understand why they put so much impotence and pressure on us when in this day and age some of us won’t even make it out, they die before they even see the graduation day.  Our parents want the best for us but they send us to a breeding ground for mental illnesses. Has anyone noticed that a lot of the eating disorders in our society started in high school and a lot of our suicide attempts started in high school? We are made to feel like failures because our grades are being constantly compared with others just to see whose better. Our teachers even tell us all about the comparisons. We learnt to compare ourselves with others in school. In the 1960's if you had the anxiety levels of today’s high school student you would have been sent to a mental health ward. Today they make it seem like if you’re not the smartest kid then you’re a drop kick or if you aren't the sportiest kid then you’re the fattest kid. Being a teenager I'm expected to hate high school, and I do, except for art. I hate school it makes me depressed because everyone is always judging everyone else. If you stray from the stereotype then you're "weird" and an instant target for bullying, yet we all preach that everyone be different. How the hell do you expect me to be myself if you're always being so judgemental and critical about everything I or anyone else does?  I want to just pack up my things and go off on some travel tangent but school says that I can’t it says I need to pick a job that I want to be in for the rest of my life before I even turned 15, you tell me I can’t drink, smoke, drive, go to clubs e.c.t but yet you think I'm old enough to pick what office cubicle I want to be in for the rest of my life. School makes me feel like some robot, I mean they just expect you to do every single...
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