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School forgets that mental illness and tragedy exists. It expects everyone to be perfect little robots that can do everything they're asked to do. It's infuriating.

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

@hyggend its especially worse when A. they all expect us to be engineers or something along the lines and B. half of the stuff they teach us will not help us in real life or in our jobs more or less.

@nonbinary i'm okay with teaching us a variety of subjects but um why the fuck can't I choose the subjects? You think I care about the history of argentinian literature when that means I have to come home at 16:30 instead of at 13:00? You think I give a shit about our politics class when it's taught by a liberal and it's 3 hours a week?

@hyggend @nonbinary it's not bad to learn about Argentinian literature. it won't help you wake up earlier, but maybe you have a small window into the thoughts of Argentinians in history.

the fundamental problem is that it's an education system built to create a manufacturing-based working class that does the work and doesn't complain. it never worked very well to begin with, and really doesn't work now, in a retail-based economy.

@hyggend @nonbinary if your school has a machine shop and you're interested in how to make anything that has ever been manufactured, find a way to get in there. suddenly you'll find a use for a lot of the math you were probably scratching your head about.

but, there are few jobs in machining these days.

@lyliawisteria @nonbinary

It does have one, but I'm unfortunately not interested in electronics or things like that :p

I'm more of a physics/chemistry kinda person.

@hyggend @nonbinary

machining isn't so much electronics as it is making the tools that make the industrialised world possible, and using those tools to shape different materials (usually steel and aluminum) into useable objects or machine parts.

it's a trade that's very useful in doing physics and chemistry experiments, especially those involving high pressure or the strength of materials. knowing mettalurgy is an important part of being a machinist.

@lyliawisteria @nonbinary oh yeah then we definitely don't have one of those. Will check it out, though!

@lyliawisteria @nonbinary

Oh, yeah, I understand. It's just that I would appreciate being able to choose, you know? I've learnt about Argentinian literature. I either want to go at my own pace and read whatever I want, or just want to do other stuff with my time.

And yes! I've always said this. They teach us contents that are supposed to grow the mind and allow us to study the arts, yet they do it in the way they'd teach a slave how to perform the same basic tasks. They say, we obey, we turn the activity in, then we move on to obey their next order.

@hyggend @nonbinary

giving students little or no self agency is really stifling.

maybe it's a reason why i had a really hard time envisioning any kind of future for myself when i was asked to write something like that

@lyliawisteria @nonbinary oh god yes. It also tires the heck out of me. I think I'd read more if I didn't read stuff I don't wanna read at school, honestly. I just wanna use my time in the way I see fit, which is also the way that most likely will help me the most in life.

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

Suicide ment., depression, drug mention. 

@hyggend
Here, school is one of the few places where we see those problems all the time and try to help students.

@joaopinheiro

Good! I have a teacher that focuses more on our mental health and gives us space, rather than making us run a race to finish homework. It's really nice to have *someone* that cares.

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