To track some personally noteworthy events, observations and thoughts, letting them age and savor/regret them again a long time later.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
PSLE: What if we have learned to love our misery?
Recently I have started to wonder what if we have in the process of coping with the rigors of the exam based education system grown to love it. In this love-hate situation we would have trapped ourselves. We cannot decide if changing for the better is actually better. We cling to the PSLE not because we love it but we feel secure from a contemptuous familiarity we prefer over any new and better system we do not understand, and especially lack the confidence to succeed. This would be irredeemably damaging.
I am reminded of the Israelites when faced with difficulties in the wilderness they prefer to return to the familiar misery of slavery in Egypt.