school is actually just a game to test how much pressure and stress you can handle before breaking down
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Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition.
(via: My Modern Met)
High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.