Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of a small musical phenomenon that hit Broadway in August 2015 called ‘Hamilton’. And if you know me at all, you’ll know I’m a massive musical theatre fan, and therefore will happily talk about musicals at any given time. So, given the school’s recent focus on ‘Rising Up’ (think back to that beautiful reciting of ‘Still I Rise’ at speech day), how could I not talk about one of the most iconic lines from the show, ‘Rise Up’, when given the chance?
I don’t know about you guys, but I always start a new year
of school with high hopes. “Maybe this will be the year I bring in all my
homework on time”, “I’m going to arrive on time for school every day”, and “I’m
going make the best notes so I don’t have a stressful time when I have to
revise ” are a few examples of thoughts that go through my head when September
rolls around. However, my efforts usually die within the first two weeks, and
pretty soon I’ve left my planner at home, and am desperately texting people
asking to borrow a history textbook. As it’s my last year in school, I’ve
decided to make a much more conscious effort to be on top of school admin this
year, and thought I would share my tips and tricks with you, so we can all have
a productive year together.
So, you’re scared of dying? Which part scares you the most? Some people fear the lack of legacy they will leave behind, or rather their inflated perfectionist ego is petrified that they, destined for greatness, will only amount to a simple pile of ash and dust? Others fear the tragic loss of those around them, or perhaps the fact that they will have to leave someone else behind. Or, if you’re like me, you fear the more biological implications of death; you won’t exist, won’t feel, and worst of all, you won’t be conscious. People attempt to comfort you with the fact that you won’t know, because you’re dead, of course, but this just makes it worse. You would literally rather there be no life at all except yourself than you not existing, because the idea of not being is that terrifying to you… (It’s times like this I wish I was raised in an incredibly religious family that gave me some sort of hope for after I pull the plug). Exciting stuff, right? Well, wherever you fall, if it’s 3 am and you can’t sleep because you’re contemplating the elasticity of time and realise that your existence will be over faster than you can scream any outburst of profanity on your mind, continue reading, and channel that energy into being scared of death *in style*.
I would say that it’s the end of term and I’m too tired to write a proper article, but the truth is that that we’re just stooping to Buzzfeed’s level here at Unconquered Peaks.
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