One of the most common struggles amongst students during this day and age is keeping balance between their studies and their social life. The stigma goes that students who are good in studies often have little to no social life, preferring to spend their days holed up in their rooms or in libraries preparing for the next exam.
From this, we can say that the curriculum and education system in Singapore is one of the best and most well-developed in the world. However, are we focusing too much on grades and academics?
The human brain and body can only handle so much workload as it is physically and mentally capable. Even the greatest of athletes and the wisest of mathematicians need rest once in a while else they succumb to fatigue and risk injury.
Maybe you have finished your national examinations and you are anticipating the release of your results, but at the same time, you are worried that your grades can’t bring you to your ‘dream school’.
Sometimes we wonder if studying is even worth the “decrease in quality of life”, simply because studying makes us sad. Why do we waste our precious lifetime doing things that don’t make us happy?
Future plans are always a topic little ones like us bring up once in a while. Sometimes, we’re the receiver of everyone else’s dynamic plans and it makes us worry a little: what about me?