Honestly, it’s not that I don’t like school. I hate waking up early. I hate the emotional turmoil and mental pressure, the stress that it puts and builds on me. Even if school isn’t a competition, and we all go our own pace, you can still feel that you are pitted against another, being compared. You know what I mean? I hate the conflicts in my head, and how we are constantly asked about our future. Because no matter how much I’m asked, I don’t know what to do just yet. I hate how there are so many indirect ways of saying a student isn’t good enough, or how kind people can sound when they are simply saying, “try harder.” And it’s not that I hate my peers, but the way they can act and speak. I don’t get it. I guess, in having no other way to put it, I just don’t like school.