Wrong determination

Wrong determination

“We work to become, not to acquire”; a saying embedded into my mind for as long as I can recall. But each day I ask myself, why do I work at school? What is education preparing me for? To acquire”?is that all life is? If you were to die with the most assets, you are still dead, so how much does it really matter? To obtain is probably what motivates people to work though; to latch on to some money, possession and power. It reminds me of that computer game “The Sims’. Everyone just does their own thing, trying to make the house look better and eventually they die, forgotten about as a new character is created. Another day of school looms in the background of my mirror as I cleanse the remains of my routine breakfast from my teeth. My voice echoes down the dim, narrow hallway, wondering whether I could buy lunch today. Mum’s response was blunt and almost due to reflex; “We’ve got food why do you need to buy lunch for?” With a failing protest I began packing my school bag, full of my dreams and inspirations, along with the many other necessities that were not on the school “to buy’, list. Each day I walk back and forth from the building preparing me for my future, back and forth. A mental picture drew itself in my mind; the always busy Highstreet Road; cars growling aggressively to and fro”?to and fro. The people in them directed by traffic lights, by their boss, by the fact that they do not have enough money to pay for that new air hockey table that is on special. Each individual; fueled by “want’. Take a medical doctor for example. In my opinion, there are two kinds of doctors. One spends years as a student studying; determined to become someone who can help people; people they genuinely care for and will devote their time to. Then there is the doctor who attends medical school because it was the highest paying career he could think of. He cannot wait to get out of medical school to start…


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