Sunday, July 25, 2010

The storm keeps on twisting

There's been even more drama going on at school lately, and it involves me this time. I hate how everything has gotten blown way out of proportion; this really is making a mountain out of a molehill. Frankly, it's quite ridiculous how big this has gotten, and I'll be the first to admit (since I expect the other party will flatly refuse) that I played a part in it. As someone said to me after hearing my tale of woe, "Make sure you document everything, if not it will turn around and bite you in the ass." Wise words.


(From SodaHead.)


So right now, everything's all serious-serious, and I can't help but take a step back to look at everything as a whole. I suppose the outcome of the teacher's decision is what it all boils down to, and it does mean quite a bit (symbolically, anyway). But you know, if you look at the big picture, what is this, really? What it should be is a minor blip on the year's events, but it's gotten such that at one point, it felt like it was me and another friend against, well, everyone else -- teachers and transferred teachers included. Not a very nice feeling, and it's going to be very hard to look at anyone the same now. You see? See how this has broken everyone up?


Anyway, like I said, everyone's all grave and serious and eager to prove the other party wrong. I wonder what the teachers think of all this. Take any event from primary school that you remember getting very upset over. A few years older, you look at it again -- doesn't the matter seem so ridiculously minuscule now? A few years from now, I'm going to remember this and shake my head at myself for getting so upset, I'm sure. It's a wonder the teachers aren't laughing in our faces for coming to them with this.




However, one thing I really have an issue with is how religion is involved here. You don't go around reprimanding people with "Are you Christian or not?!" and then pull something like this. You don't go for CF on alternate Fridays and church every Sunday and go around spreading lies, to teachers especially. And you most definitely do not post a haughty Facebook status update about how we can do whatever we like because you will 'forgive & forget'. In the first place, I certainly am not getting to do what I like at all. In the second place, it really isn't your place to forgive.


It's a disgrace to the religion. It makes people lose faith in Christians and Christianity.


I hope you're happy, 'cause that would at least make one of us.



The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference
Escaping one last time
Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Such an appropriate song.

2 comments:

  1. It seems that drama usually erupts around Form 4 and 5. Before that, we used to know that the seniors were having some sort of infighting problem, but it was not our problem so we didn't really know much.

    One of my prefect teachers once told me that every year (as in students of that year) will have at least one big drama. I'm guessing the teachers are used to it.

    Keep your head out of the line of fire. I usually try to avoid getting involved. And yes. You're right. When you exit secondary school you'll look back on all the drama and laugh.

    It's just a matter of time.

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  2. We've had dramas in every single one of our secondary school years, but I think this is the first one to involve teachers.

    Ha, poor teachers. Imagine having to deal with some juvenile fight and having to look as though it means just as much to you as it does to them. *shakes head* Hats off to the teachers.

    I would love to, but if I don't dive into the fray, justice will most definitely not be served. I just hope everything turns out well in the end, and that the teachers make the right decision.

    Thanks, big bro.

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