SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
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also filed under: reasons high schools copy homework and cheat
I don’t even have the mental energy to scroll through tumblr and decide what I like or to decide what kind of music I want to listen to, or to decide what I want to do at all. And I STILL don’t want to sleep because I have sleep aversion or something
I support women who kill their abusers.
I support women who forgive their abusers.
I support women who leave their abusers.
I support, and don’t blame women who stay with their abusers.
I support women and I am in solidarity with every survivor of abuse.
Women who are abused do not lose their dignity, or virtue, or innocence after being hurt— the abuser does.
I am just not at all mentally or emotionally up for rising to the challenge of how much academia is happening to me right now. I feel so trapped and also I feel like I will ruin my own self image by participating in intellectually stimulating conversations and presentations and papers in a subpar way bc of not having the energy to think about them but not being or feeling allowed to retreat from them.