Tuesday, December 12, 2006

the dictionary describes them as: A class of people enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status.

According to sixteen years old like me, 'Elites' meant those super-clever-studious-students from prestigious schools.

And one of the negative things said about these so-called elites, is that alot of them are uncaring, proud people who looks down on people who are not as good as them.

About one year ago, i would have no problem with these elites. Majority of the people around me are normal, playful people who didn't care so much about whether their exam results are better than their friends or not. Nothing matters as long as we would not have to stay back and repeat the school year. Of course there was about three or four girls who cared alot about their studies and set very high expectations for themselves, but they aren't proudish or what at all. they studied their own things, leave us lazy bums as we are, and accepted us for what we are as friends.

it was till i got abit more active in using the internet this year, when i realised that the world isn't such a nice place afterall. Over the internet, i often see students from prestigious schools looking down and making snobbish remarks on people who attend neighbourhood schools. yes, i dont deny that they are talented, clever genius who can calculate 268 x 895 within afew seconds and they ought to be 'WOWed' by us for that, but.... so what?

im not targetting all elites out there. i know some are really nice, friendly people, but it's just afew black sheeps. they ought to know that not everyone puts academic studies as a first piority. i would very much rather spend my teenage years having fun with friends, get average scores for exams and be happy. if you were to put me into a school surrounded by elite friends who are so competitive that even the smallest class test also have to compete, i can confidently say that i would think life is miserable and boring. so what if i get better results than others? that doesn't ensure that i would be happy everyday.

those elites who tend to look down on less-intelligent people, think again. Maybe having super-good results is LIFE to you, but please do remember that other people might not think that way. Entering a prestigious school and getting the best exam score in Singapore is not very important to us. and our lives still go on peacefully without all that intelligence -.-

yes, those elites study alot and tend to get better jobs in the future. but if i have to waste my teenage years studying and studying all the time just to get a high job position, i prefer having fun in my teenage years, and have an average stable job in the future.

who cares about what others would think of me. what matters is that im happy with my life, isn't it?

p.s. this post has no offence to those elites out there & dun worry, i know studies are important and although they dont stand the first place in my piority list, i'll still take them seriously and try my very best in it :)

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