Monday, 16 May 2016

Just a Ramble - Pressure?

Hi everyone,
Today's post is just going to be something I have wanted to get off my chest for a long time. In no way is this aimed at anybody, I just really hope I get my point across. Please don't read if you are no way interested and I am sorry if you find this a post that was not worth reading. I just have lots of things I want to share and hope that someone out there feels a similar way.

Honestly, I am grateful for everything I have, from food to a house, from the latest clothes to an education, but not all the time am I happy with everything I have.
Not going to lie, I hate school, I hate each and every element of my school, but at least I get an education right? Some people in my school have gave me a negative outlook on a lot of things which has led to my self confidence becoming something I no longer have. School has gave me a very small handful of good things, an education and some friends. But is that worth all the negativity?
In case you didn't know, I go to a grammar school but I can imagine all secondary schools are like this. Every test, every piece of homework, every contribution I make to the class, is judged or compared. I am not the smartest person in the world, but is anyone? That is a simple answer, NO! But for some pathetic reason we are suppose to be the best of the best. Each and everyone of us. If we don't reach above our target we get put down, we get torn apart by everything holding us up. Being compared to someone with a completely different strength, weakness, talent, mindset, background and level to you is not the most effective way of getting us to become someone better. A wrong move in school can be noticed instantly, it will never be forgotten and so it will effect everything that comes after it.
I feel like as a new generation, a lot has changed. Our parents and older family members do not understand how current schools work. When you are predicted a certain level and you don't reach it, everyone around you makes it out like you are stupid.
No one is perfect and I think it is really unfair that all of our flaws are pointed out, but everything good we do is ignored and doesn't effect anything. Being perfect is impossible but even if it was, it would be boring. Our mistakes and flaws is what makes us individual and I think instead of being torn down by what we get wrong we should be praised for what we do right.

I hope that you didn't find this post too deep, and since exam season is currently taking place, I thought that this would be a little reassuring. Please let me know if you related to this and whether there are any other subjects you would like me to talk about. Have a great day!


  1. I completely agree with everything you have said. It's a wonderful post and I really do appreciate the honesty!

    Jade xx |

  2. I can totally relate to everything you talked about! I've lately been feeling very pressured at school with all of these end of topic exams happening and it just annoys me when like you said people put you down for your flaws but don't even notice you for all of the good things you do and achieve! Thanks for this post!


    1. No problem, so glad you found it useful!xx

  3. I totally get you! School and exams is so much pressure so it's nice to hear about it from someone else, it's strangely comforting and reassuring. Thank-you ❤️ Bo xx


  4. Preach, hands down literally every word here has come out of my mouth. I also go to a grammer school and the pressure and expectation level rises up so high. Love the post though

    Wi xx

  5. i do not like school. i mean education is important but i had bad time in school. i truly wish they could be gone forever.

    jess x |

  6. i used to feel the exact same way when i was at school and i understand that everything gets judged or compared at school. it sucks. i hope you're ok! xx

  7. Completely agree with everything you said, good luck with your exams xx

  8. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing also I tagged you in my latest post x