I find it really annoying how parents treat school as a competition that their kids have to compete in…
Like okay I get it. I get that we have to get good grades and all that, but seriously?!? We don’t have to treat it as a competition.
It’s sad because I have my own struggles in school but I can’t open up to my own parents because I’m scared that they’ll get mad at me (which they obviously will). Like honestly when I get a low grade they just end up getting really mad and telling me how “stupid” my mistake was and how I should “try harder” next time.
But okay. I get it that parents want what’s best for us, but they should also know that sometimes what they want for us is something hard for us to attain.
Our talents and abilities are limited… Yeah I know the saying that “nothing is impossible” but let’s get real. There are things that are impossible.
It frustrates me how parents compare their children to other people. It’s annoying. Like how they go “if ___ got a high grade, why can’t you?”
I SWEAR IT IS NOT A COMPETITION.
Many people have told me that I’m pressured so much. I honesty think I’m too pressured too. I think I’m going to lose my mind. I swear.
I try to do my best. But I guess my best isn’t enough. When I tell my parents that, they just say that it isn’t my best at all. They don’t know what I’m going through, they don’t get it.
It makes me cry how I’m pressured so much to the fact that I undergo self-pity because I feel like I’m not good enough. I don’t know if it’s my frustration, but sometimes this fact causes me to cry.
I love my parents. I honestly do. They’re great providers and parents. But I swear. Sometimes I think it’s too much. I need some space.
They just don’t try to undestand me. Because somehow they believe that good grades mean a good future. And I guess it may be true, but honestly everyone needs a break.
I feel like I’m going to break soon and lose my mind because I just don’t know what to do anymore. I fear tomorrow everyday because of school and grades and the pressure that I’m going through is like a big weight on my shoulder.