To study or not to study-that is the question
Whether ’tis beneficial to skip
The studies that trouble us so
Or to enter the test
And, by studying, do well. To skip, to play
No more-and by skipping to say we endure
The bad grade and the grounding
That comes with it. To skip, to play-
To play, perchance to have fun. Aye, there’s the rub.
For in playing what consequences we may encounter
When we have forgotten our studies,
Must we remember. There’s the reason
That destroy’s one’s rewards.
For who would want to study,
Pour over each and every book, endure the average student’s name calling,
Live the long hours at night, the drifting mind,
The missing of video games, and the good grades
The person who does not study takes
When he cheats off my paper
With a quick glance? Who would take the initiative
To stare and look at boring books,
But the fear of failing the test,
The dark trench from whence F’s come,
Punishments ensue, ruins college chances,
And lowers an already low self-esteem
When we could have studies that short time.
Thus fear of failing does make scholars of us all
And thus the enjoyment of freedom
Is crushed by the learning that rules us all,
And the game of flourishing graphics and storylines
With this regard is turned off
And loses the enveloped player.
Written by my Sophomore.