arts

it’s terrible how terrifying it is, being someone who’s not inclined to numbers nor sciences.

okay. i take back the sciences part. i’m inclined to it, just not as heavily interested in it as how i was back in highschool.

terrible, why, you ask? it’s terrible. it’s terrible being inclined to arts, in a nation that has an ignorance level of almost-zero, towards the arts.

do you also know how important it is to educate your child properly, to make them understand that the world doesn’t necessarily revolve around perfect grades and disciplined schedules?

back when i was in primary one, for every single lesson, we were totally polished to follow a daily timetable. for every single subject- be it malay, english, islamic studies, and even maths, they would just selit a question, lesson or two, about having a disciplined daily schedule. not to say that one shouldn’t have a daily routine they should go by at that point of life, but should they even emphasise so much on having to strictly follow it through?

in the box below, create a daily schedule for you to follow.
6:00am – subuh prayer
7:00am – to school
12:00pm – back from school
1:30pm – zuhr prayer
2.30pm – homework and revision
4:30pm – asar break
5:00pm – sports/jogging/football
6:30pm – back home to prepare for maghrib
7:30pm – maghrib prayer
8:00pm – dinner
8:30pm – isya prayer
9:00pm – revision
10:30pm – to bed

no. you see. where’s:

me time | play with my cat time | talk to mom about school fees time | call friend on phone to socialize and actually have friends time | spending some energy on hobbies or interests time | learning to cook time | interacting with siblings time ?

and what if the kid gets tired after school, doesn’t have enough energy to proceed with her homework and dozes off after zuhr? what if she messes up the schedule?

see, adults really don’t see these tiny details that rises up when you’re a little kid. kids don’t even notice that they’d subconsciously feel the need to follow these timetables, hence feeling extra-pressured when they don’t manage to finish their homework in time nor have friends that they’re comfortable enough with to motivate them to actually want to go to school without feeling anxious about walking down the assembly area towards their class-line with the thought of everybody looking at them (when in fact no one cares and everyone’s minding their own anxieties).

wait. digressing. what was my point this whole time?

kids or growing adults who are inclined towards the arts but have been strictly trained since young to follow a specific template or to head towards a specific career, these are the kids who grow up confused and take a longer while to develop a sense of self-confidence, enough to know what they want to do in their lives.

of course. adults worry about what their children’d turn out to be: druggies? a well-known doctor? a clerk? a despatch boy? a million-dollar business entrepreneur?

no one should be told, what they should be doing in their lives. all what they should be told from young, is that they should try their best to ace in whatever that peaks their interests (so long as it doesn’t bring harm to them, their family, friends nor the society) because that’s what’s gonna drive ’em to success.

kids who like tech, maths and sciences will gravitate towards their interests, and kids who like arts will head over to their wackyworld. all, acing.

no one should ever follow a specific career-path template, and no one should ever work towards a job that may pay them a lot in their country- but silently kill all the passion that lies within.

this is just 0.1% of what the nation has been tuning out from, and i guess it may very well sadly continue on for the rest of the generations.

then again though, who am i to complain.

i’m just a growing adult who was once a kid with daily schedules to plan out as her homework.

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