I‘m tired of being stuck in an education system where everything is a competition. I’ve realized that since I’ve become a “good student” I’m much less creative. And i do blame the public school system. Because I’ve been taught to try to draw or paint or learn “better” than others and when the results are not what my teachers might deem as perfect, I have been taught to feel like I’ve failed. Teaching kids to compete for numbers that determine their worth based on standardized criteria is not how this should work. This isn’t learning, it’s making short-term goals for things we may never use to determine worth in the long run.