School prepares you for the real world, which also sucks

Day One : new school, new library.

circa 1884

I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets.  ~Bernard Keble Sandwell

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4 thoughts on “School prepares you for the real world, which also sucks

  1. I had a coworker once (a “youngster”) who said something about all the useless stuff they learned in school and how it didn’t really teach them to do anything they needed in day-to-day life.

    I replied, “Yes, I’ve noticed they didn’t even teach you to show up on time or stay in one place and do your work.”


    • Perfect response. My SIS was telling me of a discussion between two of her neighbours. Woman kept running everyone down, the Prime Minister was a b#*^H etc. And the Man would reply each time, “yes, and they speak highly of you too!” Another perfect response!


  2. I’m reminded of this bit from “Yes, Prime Minister”:

    Prime Minister: “We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”

    Sir Humphrey: “I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time is an excellent preparation for working life.”



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