I feel that the things we do, should be done not because we are told or that we “must” do them, but because we feel compelled to do them. From the very depths of ourselves do we feel that whatever it may be, should be done because it gives us some form of satisfaction and fulfillment. Not this superficial, hypocritical, “you’ll be (insert whatever here) if you do (list numerous things) for (list amount of time)” and in fine print it says “this may be subject to change”. Whatever happened to being content with what you have and just wanting to enjoy yourself? Sure there’s things we have no choice but to worry about, but when will we ever find the time to just stop and enjoy ourselves? I don’t plan to wait until I’m old and unable, where’s the fun in that?
School is really important: Reading, writing, arithmetic. But what they tend to do is teach you reading, writing, arithmetic…then teach you reading, writing, arithmetic again. Then again, then again, just making it harder and harder just to keep you busy. And that’s where I think they messed up. There should be a class on drugs. There should be a class on sex education. No, REAL sex education class, not just pictures and illogical terms…There should be a class on scams, there should be a class on religious cults, there should be a class on police brutality, there should be a class on apartheid, there should be a class on racism in America, there should be a class on why people are hungry, but theres not, their class is on…gym….Their class is like Algebra. we have yet to go a store and said, “Can I have X Y + 2 and give me my Y change back, thank you.” You know?…Like foreign languages. I think that they are important, but I don’t think it should be required. Actually, they should be teaching you English, and then teach you how to understand double talk, politician’s double talk. Not teaching you how to understand French and Spanish and GERMAN. When am I going to Germany? I can’t afford to pay my rent in America! How am I going to Germany?
—Tupac, Age 17 On the Topic of Education, 1988.
this is absolutely perfect. i agree 100%.
One of these days I’m just gonna invest in a set of kunai or throwing stars so I have something to play with while I do hw.