A Grade Talk.

A Grade Talk.

Hi. How you doing? Hope you’re feeling awesome. ❓

So I’ve began to write not knowing what to write, and instead depending on this teeny notion that perhaps a good ol’ blabber session would seem something like you’d be more than happy to read. Shall I presume I am right in this belief remains, yet, to be seen. Teehee. 🙄

Anyway. I know I haven’t write in a while and I know I say that every time like it’s become an un-offical official intro but I really shouldn’t be letting this bond between punctual posts and me break into sad, unfixable pieces. It isn’t right and I’m responsible but I’m also set to give some insanely hectic A Level exams in about a month and just looking at the date right now gave me goosebumps. Thus, you can imagine my lack of presence on SoP, I hope.

On the matter of what’s new, I’ve had some recent rethinking on the importance of grades and as a result, frustrations of the typical education system(s) that are more like conveyor belts through hell. And I don’t mean to whine like this is the number 1 issue we face because oh God, the world’s got an entire plater of problems as it is but, eh, can’t help thinking!

Seriously though, the idea of “results define your future” is intended as a great way to encourage you but instead, it ends up doing more damage due to the way society tends to heighten it beyond belief. I mean, there is nothing wrong in trying to do (and be) the best in whatever it is you set out to do and in fact, you SHOULD be doing just that no matter if it is obliged or expected from you. I don’t mind that, AT ALL.

What I do mind is just the intensity with which I personally have spent the last, say, 8 months of my life feeling as though I am on a ladder, continuously climbing and climbing to a place I am told will open the doors to my future. And so, this sort of smudges the good intention of “just trying your best”, in favour of highlighting the tension and chaos and exhaustion that comes with wanting to have the “best grades”. You just phase out into this state of fixating your future and happiness ONLY to a bunch of alphabets and that shouldn’t be the case. You shouldn’t have to depend on a piece of paper to validate your worth or even have the world be eager enough to equate it directly to YOU, as a person.

Surely, no system of “education” would be considered “educational” were it to preach such values, would it?


And remember:

Too much of anything is good for nothing.


Until next time,


  • Kate

    March 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm Reply

    PREACH. I seriously love this! I missed your kinda long-form rants, Toto ?

    • tinkererofwords

      March 27, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

      *yayyyyyyyy* thanks as usual, KATE! XD

      • Kate

        March 27, 2016 at 11:02 am Reply

        Heeee~ you’re welcome Cx

  • accidentallyinked

    March 24, 2016 at 5:50 am Reply

    Hi5 for all the tensions hehe. 🙄
    Oh and it is always a pleasure to read your rants.

    • tinkererofwords

      March 24, 2016 at 7:25 am Reply

      hahahah oww thank you! :3
      and yes i noticed my wonderful proofreading skillz…but ahem, was too lazy to change it 😛

  • Nadin Al Qarawi

    April 1, 2016 at 5:48 am Reply

    Wow this is very true! I agree with everything you said. It is in fact true that our educational system is messed up. smh.
    Well written

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