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You're not a "bad kid" if you don't do well in school

You're not a "bad kid" if you don't do well in school. I need you to hear that, really hear it. Schools are like factories, churning out cookie-cutter students who fit into neat little boxes. If you don't fit, they slap a label on you: "troublemaker," "lazy," "bad kid." But those labels? They’re lies.

You see, the system was never designed to celebrate your uniqueness or honor your brilliance. It was built to produce compliant workers who follow orders without questioning. When you resist, when you struggle to conform to their rigid expectations, it’s not because you’re bad. It's because you’re alive. Your spirit isn't broken, and that scares them.

They tell you that your worth is measured by your grades, your attendance, your ability to sit still and stay quiet. But you know what? That’s bullshit. Your worth can't be quantified by a report card. You're a whole person with dreams, passions, and ideas that can't be confined to a classroom. The problem isn't you; it's the system that fails to recognize your potential.

Feeling angry about this? Good. That anger means you’re awake, you’re aware, and you’re ready to fight for something better. Don’t let them strip you of your power by making you feel small. You are not a failure. You are not a mistake. You are a warrior navigating a battlefield, and every day you survive is a testament to your strength.

Compassion is your shield in this fight. Show yourself the love and understanding that the system denies you. Forgive yourself for the times you’ve stumbled. It’s okay to be angry, to feel hurt, and to question everything. These feelings are valid. They mean you’re thinking, you’re feeling, you’re alive.

Find your people, those who see you, who understand your struggle, and who lift you up. Connect with others who are also fighting to break free from the chains of traditional schooling. Together, you can create a new path, one that celebrates who you are rather than forcing you to become someone you’re not.

Remember, you’re not alone. There’s a whole world beyond those school walls that’s waiting for you to explore. Hold onto your anger and your compassion. Let them guide you as you carve out a future where you can thrive, not just survive. You’re not a "bad kid." You’re extraordinary, just as you are.

Where to next? Pick one!

Posted in: Knowledgebase on May 28, 2024 @ 6:22 PM

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