One [more] reason being a at school sucks...
Steve Pavlina on Ten Reasons you should never get a job. Awesome Article. Something in the ninth reason caught my eye, and I was instinctively able to rewrite it:
Truer words of Wisdom never spoken!
9. Loss of freedom.
It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an
employee. The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employeeto become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible. Thus, the employeewill likely conclude it’s safest to simply obey the master’s commands without question. Stir in some officepolitics for good measure, and we’ve got a freshly minted mind slave. As part of their obedience training, employeesmust be taught how to dress, talk, move, and so on. We can’t very well have employeesthinking for themselves, now can we? That would ruin everything.
God forbid you should put a
planton your deskwhen it’s against the companypolicy. Oh no, it’s the end of the world! Cindy has a planton her deskbag! Summon the enforcers! Send Cindy back for another round of sterility training!
Free human beings think such rules and regulations are silly of course. The only policy they need is: “Be smart. Be nice. Do what you love. Have fun."