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Minor Annoyances #1

Bonkle

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I guess this is a new series I'll be doing where I rant about stuff that bothers me, but isn't really important at all.

 

So, today's topic is School "Spirit".

 

Ugh. Now here's something I really despise. People seem to think that caring about your school is painting your face with the colors, going to the games, and screaming loudly.

 

It's not.

 

Caring about your school is respecting the staff, cleaning up trash, helping people. Caring about your school is not acting like an idiot.

 

Now, I'm not saying you're stupid for doing the latter, I'm saying it's a stupid thing to do. It makes no sense at all.

 

Thoughts?

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School spirit is just small-scale patriotism.

 

in every way.

Heh, SPIRIT's on this entry.

 

Patriotism is different, though. You're celebrating the things that make your country great.

 

School spirit is... making the school look better?

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It's a conspiracy to sell tickets to the football games, and an excuse for the student council (that really does nothing) to exist. 

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It's a conspiracy to sell tickets to the football games, and an excuse for the student council (that really does nothing) to exist. 

The student council is a puppet government set up by "the man" to keep the people down.  Fight the power.

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Since September I've been living in Canada on an exchange program, to study at one of the colleges here. I have to say that one of the most startling things I've noticed is just how much people care about the little things like these. The amount of chants I had to do in the name of "school spirit" was outright bewildering. 

 

I miss the English way of showing "school spirit" which was just to mercilessly slag off the neighbouring university and all the people who go there, while ignoring all criticisms of your own. 

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yes I agree and its all just not worth it to me . its just loud , crazy , uncontrollable nonsense . l always wondered, where does this energy come from ? what are you trying to prove by this ? have you discovered a reason to live yet ? did you not say you hated school the other day ?

 

yet I just sat back and let them enjoy their temporary fun . no harm present .

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School spirit is just small-scale patriotism.

 

in every way.

 

 Eh, no.

 

 I would say that School Spirit, in the terms of "MY SCHOOL IS THE BEST BECAUSE IT IS MY SCHOOL AND YOURS SUCKS BECAUSE IT IS YOURS" is closer to Nationalism, much like the Nazis had going.

 

 Patriotism is more of a, "I love my country because it is my country, and I want to make my country better while learning from the mistakes of our past."

 

 Nationalism is more of a, "My country is great because it is my country and we did nothing wrong! It is everybody that is not us fault for anything that happened to us! Give all to the country!"

 

 

 For a school, it's quite harmless and entertaining at least. We can only hope they get rid of that attitude or they don't keep it when they enter the wider world after high school/college. 

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