Singaporean teens have no chance to “live”?
For context, I am currently studying in uni, and while watching a school life drama, it just hit me how difficult it is to “have fun” in Sg.
Not trying to complain as I know how important it is to get an education especially in Sg but i just can’t help but wonder how much more interesting life would have been if i wasn’t always buried in a pile of textbooks.
Since primary school it’s just been non stop studying, especially for those aiming for top schools.
Then into secondary school where it’s primary sch on steroids; i averaged ard 4 hours of sleep then. With the rest of the hours studying.
Then into JC where it somehow still gets worse. Was honestly shocking how difficult it was, barely slept and even more studying.
Then for guys we go army where we r basically prisoners with responsibility for 2 years.
And now in uni it’s studying all over again.
Just thinking about how all i’ve done the past decade+ was study makes me feel like i wasted it. Sure i’m doing well in school and sure i have a better chance at a career, but when pple ask me about my life or hobbies, all i can say is “oh i just study lor”.
It’s pathetic. The study culture/ rat race is so rampant that to an extent, “fun” seems like a misuse of time.
It took me too long to realise this that i wasted my entire youth.
So for those reading, please go out and have fun, don’t just study all day cooped up in your room. Hang out with friends, do new activities.
What do you guys think about the study culture in sg?