From 8am to almost 4pm everyday, the student attends school. And the student sits quietly at his or her desk, diligently completely his or her duties to society. And then the student shuffles along to his or her next class in his or her merry, monotonous schedule, and the cycle continues in this glorious fashion.
Don't get me wrong; I love school. Especially seeing my friends and just plain old learning. Like listening to lectures, doing art, and of course, discussing literature. There is really nothing better.
But when the student comes home, the next day of school begins. Because he or she now has homework that will take just as long as the school day was. What to do, what to do.
You can't just study all day long. It hurts your eyes, it's not good for your physical health to sit all day, and it's bad for your mental health. You don't want to become an antisocial, secluded little person, now do you?
So that is precisely why I had an impromptu photo sesh with my brother today after dinner. We were running and flying through the air and landed on the couch filled with pillows, and I saw this as a perfect time to get some great pictures and try out new angles. Which is exactly what we did. And then we looked back at how utterly ridiculous and stupid we looked, and we couldn't stop laughing about it the whole night.
Laughing because you ran into the couch and took a picture of it won't get you into college; studying and becoming a well-rounded and beneficial member of society will. But that doesn't mean you can't take a study break and have fun.