Just got off of skype from an hour long video message with my penpal/friend in South Korea. He is kinda adorable, his smile reaches his eyes and lights up his whole face. When laughter accompanies his smile I can’t help but to grin back at him. He only knows basic english and I don’t know any korean but we actually get along quite well. I enjoy talking to him tremendously.
I don’t want to learn in a classroom anymore. I want to travel and talk to people and learn that way. I want to learn as I go, gathering knowledge and not being rigorously tested on it. I don’t want to lose passion in the things I like because of the worry of exams. I want to fuelled by snippets of knowledge I gain from people and be inquisitive. School has stolen my passion for the things I’m interested in and I hate it for that.
kpop’s kinda like a cool beach you go to and there are all these kinds of pretty stones and you pick up one like oh cool i like this one and you put it in your pocket and then you see another cool stone and you collect that one too but soon enough you have so many stones in your pockets that your pants have fallen off and you’re crying while holding a lot of stones you don’t know where to put and your friends are standing nearby thinking you’ve gone crazy
it really pisses me off how people who are good at maths/science/history/etc are seen as the intelligent ones and will go far in life but also seen as the “boring” ones, but writers and artistic/creative people are seen as the interesting and talented ones but also unintelligent and doomed to be unsuccessful like shit bro how the fuck do any of us win