"I do not know why you guys idolize Rooney, he isn't a good person, and let me tell you why."
2 months back, I had a nice barbecue session with my classmates from primary school, it's been close to 5 years since we met each other. Many familiar faces, but strangers at the same time.
One brief topic that stuck out to me the most - was on a teacher we all hated. I'm not going to be dropping any names, but all there is to know about him is that he carries a cane wherever he went, even to class, in the year 2009.
He wore a strong cologne and if I'm not mistaken, one of the oldest academic staff. His English was smooth, with a little Australian slur, even though he is definitely 100% Singaporean. He was known for his occasional "volcanic activity" and boring lessons.
The thing about gatherings with friends after an extended period of time is that it gives you time to think about how wrong you saw the world. We labelled his lessons as "boring", not because the content was absolute bullsh*t, but rather because it wasn't "relevant" to our academics. We were 12 and brainwashed into the education system.
"A system can only produce a system"
I remember this lesson back in 2008 vividly, a bunch of 11 year old boys talking about Manchester United's striker Wayne Rooney. I cannot remember the specifics, but it was a lot of idolizing that man. This teacher yet took time during lesson, to explain to us why Wayne Rooney isn't a good role-model, citing good points on his plausible upbringing. It was boring. switch off.
I wish I paid attention to that class. That was the kind of thing school was built primarily for - preparing future generations for the world.
And I hope a teacher will do the same today, especially on the topics with regards to popular celebrities, like Justin Bieber.