Do You Hear The People Sing?

(Disclaimer: this post was written entirely from my perspective as a literature and linguistics university student, and I cannot speak in the name of any other study fields. Feel free to leave comments. Also, have some mandatory background music.)

‘t Is the time of the year again to cry while turning the pages of your syllabus. Oh, sweet exams, how I’ve missed you. For some unknown reason, every time I go through this it makes me feel like a revolutionary in the Battle for Better Education. I’m positively sure that I cannot be the only one who thinks that for some courses, the exam-system simply doesn’t work as well as it theoretically should.


Lying to Yourself Works Sometimes


Ah, sweet Procrastination. The curse cast on every student in the education system, both young and old. Why do today what you can do tomorrow? I have not yet heard of any legendary heroes escaping the curse fully. Is there one set way to break it? I highly doubt it. However, I may have found a way that can at least keep it at bay for as long as needed. What is this magical method you speak of, you ask? It’s very simple: the Illusion of Productivity.

Jealousy Can Buzz Off


It has happened to the best of us. You think you’ve finally found a good friend, and then that friend goes off and does fun stuff with someone that isn’t you. Who do they think they are? Everyone feels jealous every now and again, but it’s important to realise that whoever you’re jealous off is not at fault. I believe it is no coincidence that jealousy is associated with the colour green, which on its own is associated with feeling sick. By association, jealousy is similar to being sick.*