Intellect to the Slaughter

February 22, 2010
By Rebecca Lampe BRONZE, Charlotte, Kansas
Rebecca Lampe BRONZE, Charlotte, Kansas
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It’s mundane. The whole bit.
And it makes me feel like livestock.

Bell rings — get prodded into a room.
Bell rings — herd out of a room.
Bell rings — food.

Three years spent waiting for the same murky windows promoting a false sense of freedom, the same poorly rendered paintings fading off the walls, the same ripple of feigned enthusiasm.
And it’s “only one more year,” or so adults I barely know tell me, of soulless food and curriculum.
Not to mention the threat of my attention span dwindling to a sinewy string of absolutely nothing.

And it’s not a lie that I enjoy a class or two each year, don’t get me wrong.
But at the end of the day who can remember the writing and the creativity when a textbook has bludgeoned your brain to a feeble lump of meat?

It’s nothing new, this sense of violent boredom. In fact, I have come to expect it. At least I am never disappointed to find my head connected to the desk by a warm web of saliva halfway through Monday morning.

I’ll take my brain bloody as hell, please.

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