How to Survive School

Earphones in, world out.


Break and Lunch-

Eyes down, but head up. Don’t draw too much attention to yourself! Don’t engage with people but don’t look distant from them. Separate yourself from others, but don’t look like a loner.  Sort of make friends with the other misfits but, don’t get too close- under any circumstances. Don’t tell anyone about yourself, your hobbies, your family, anything. Teenagers can not be trusted, no one can. People will always let you down.


Sit up straight, not too straight! You certainly don’t want to look like you’re interested, or people will call you a swot, a know it all. If you slouch too much though, then the teacher will pick on you, they’ll think you’re not paying attention, not trying. Even though you’re trying your absolute hardest. So don’t you dare work too hard or even too little. Strive to be average, normal, mediocre, ordinary and completely unexceptional. Above all… don’t stand out.

In Corridors-

Make sure you dress almost exactly like everyone else, clone like. Absolutely no bright colours! But nothing that is too dark either. Nothing too fashionable, nothing to quirky. You can’t wear designer labels, in fact nothing at all labelled, it’ll attract attention. You don’t want attention. No tacky slogans or painfully unfunny pictures on t-shirts. Be normal. No one can think you are different. You’re not allowed to be, everyone will laugh. They will make fun of you. People can’t ever be trusted.

Earphones in, world out.



3 thoughts on “How to Survive School

    1. Aha, I’m in sixth form now so I don’t have to wear one anymore but I remember the skirt length dilemma. I don’t know if it’s the same at your school but we always had the ‘what’s ok short but not slut short’ problem.
      Or even worse the school bag conundrum! Finding a bag the was socially accepted was a pain. X


      1. OMG! You totally got my point. We study in an Indian school so the ‘length of skirt’ was a very big issue in which even teachers loved to meddle . And the bag thing – It should not look childish/too dark/too bright/ too manly/too feminine etc etc XD. World trends I guess 😉

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