Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Week 11

This is a week imbued with depression.

Walking on a street, glancing at people's facial expression, I noticed that people seem like losing smiles. On the Facebook, I realised most of my friends are complaining... assignments...exams...relationship... Some people just hope to stay away from this place while some people call helps from others. These two weeks, everyone has a lot of assignments and projects to do, yet more and more activities coming up. In the meantimes, final exam is approaching. The similar incident is taking place in Malaysia Universities. They have just begun their exam weeks. Yeah, my fellow friends seem like living in the hell.

Isn't education designed for having a better life? Isn't university established for people to gain knowledge based on their interest? Like what Ken Robinson questioned, do schools kill creativity? Nowadays, most students go to school without 'smiles' - the smiles from the heart that stimulated by the expectation of what they will learn in the school today. Most students study for better grades, not for interest. They believe they will have a better life in the future if they attain a higher CAP now. However, they have a worse life today.

This is week 11. This is a week with no smile, again.