I know, right?
I was just talking to one of the girls in my class on the way back from an AWESOME dissection when we got onto the topic of the matric results. In my country, finishing high school is a major deal, and your senior year (matric) is so serious that the results get published nationwide. The best students usually get mentioned in newspapers or appear on the news.
So this friend, I’ll call her Sari Girl, starts telling me about this one boy from an underprivileged school who got a ridiculous amount of distinctions despite his background. It was all very touching until she started telling me about what he said when he appeared on the news.
Journalist: So, Mr. Needa Challenge, what do you plan on studying at university next year?
Needa Challenge: Well, I’ve always wanted to study medicine…
Journalist: Wow, ambitious…
Needa Challenge: But medicine is just so easy. I need something more challenging. So I think I’ll study Quantum Physics instead.
Okay, so I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t think we have the most mentally challenging course around. And I’m sure the Quantum Physics guys would probably have a field day telling us why, though they’re probably all very nice people. But, um, easy? Has he even been to MS?
Oh, that’s right. HE HASN’T! Which brings me to my next point.
I never used to appreciate it when people in University told me that I was being dramatic and HS isn’t all that and just wait till you’re out of matric if you want to see hard work. But let’s be serious here. THERE IS NOTHING EVEN REMOTELY COMPARABLE TO MEDSCHOOL IN THE HIGH SCHOOL SYLLABUS! How could this mere highschool graduate think that he was fit to make that kind of an evaluation with zero experience???
I’m sorry, but that’s just laughable.