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Education?
See that's what they call it.
But they teach us to do, not to think.
A genius doesn't answer every question perfectly,
A genius questions every answer given.

A system that judges success by the amount of bills you have,
Makes you work to the bone,
Cuts your soul in halves,
Make us seem like a bunch of clones?

Are we nothing more than machines?
Fill in the right answer, nothing more is accepted.
Thrown away if you can't follow instructions,
Is this in efforts in increase production?

Shall we drive the passion away from everything?
When everyone tries only to survive,
Shall we exist solely to die?
A system that completely determines your life.
Wasn't this system meant for us to thrive?
The education system isn't AS BAD as I make it out to be in this poem. But there certain things I've noticed, as students, which are just plain stupid.
They teach us to do something and not to actually think for ourselves. A friend of mine can solve math equation (and get the right answer) easily through reasoning and not the way they teach it at school, yet they give him low marks simply because he doesn't "show his work". Yet, it's the way Albert Einstein himself solved math problems.
Another thing I've noticed is they drive the passion out of every subject imaginable in school. I loved languages as a kid; it was only once entering school that I slowly gained a hatred for the subject. They donít really excess your creativity as much as they should. Yes, every now and again Iíll have the freedom of writing with a free heart for a school assignment, but most of the time, theyíll have creative limitations, which I hate, with a passion.

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jayladran Featured By Owner Edited 10 hours ago  New member
yeah thats interesting think u have  discussed .. today's education system killing the creativity
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Artist
Judging by your profile name and how generic you're comment is, I presume this is a bot designed to make me check out your page and (hopefully) check out the link on your profile? Nice try.

Though, if I'm wrong, Thank you. :)
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Yes modern Public education and very soon and slowly private education is killing creativity.

I was terrible at school only because I always thought outside the box my teachers and my classmates regarded me as ahead of my time.

I have ADHD btw (According to the School system)
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   General Artist
I think this is why I have such limited respect for academia in general.  It discourages original thought.  Early on, you draw your own pictures and tell your own stories.  Later on, they just tell you to write reports on what other artists drew and wrote, implying that you might as well write about them, because you have no hope of producing anything that good.  Do you see what I'm saying?
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Artist
Yeah, definitely. But at the same time, Teachers don't choose what they have to teach, it's setup by the government or, in the case of college, the institutions of the field you're in.

Like...one of my English Teachers in High School took me to the side once to tell me to keep a portfolio of my creative writing since it was obvious that I liked to write. She said it would be of use one day.
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Chris0000924 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Yup look up Common core while you're at it
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illusionsnfantasies Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm in love with this poem dude. 
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
Glad you like it :)
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