Beat The System


‘The world will only be it’s best when the people do what they do best.’


It’s amazing what that word in it’s reality can do to your life. It lies at the foundations of adventure and lurks behind the word ‘change’. It is a knowledge no money can buy. Experience, in its application in daily life, offers a sense of security of sorts. You face your fears and gain experience to overcome it. If you’re an astronaut, before you shoot off into space, they give you a taste of what it’s going to be like. Just so that you don’t freak out!

We need experience to live the way we live today.

Imagine you’ve never even seen or experienced winter or snow. Imagine the world has always been warm and sunny. Then one day, you feel this cold that you’ve never felt before. All of a sudden, this white stuff starts falling from the sky. And as the days go by, it starts to pile up stopping traffic and shutting down schools. And then, everybody starts going bonkers. The Governments bring up all these possible reasons, scientists start showing up on reality shows and theatres start showing movies of the sky falling down in 3D. Total Chaos.

Why isn’t this happening in our world today?

Because we know. We know about seasonal changes. We know winter. We’ve experienced it. From an age when all we cared about was milk, we’ve felt it. And so when the seasons change and when it gets rough, we remind ourselves it’s going to change, like it always has. We save ourselves from unnecessary shock by going back to ‘experience’.

But there’s a catch.

Experience works only when there is a certain level of consistency in our lives. Experience becomes useful only when we live in a system.

What does that mean?

If each morning I wake up, I am in a different country, my experience from yesterday is not going to help, is it? The systems have changed. Being part of a system you know, helps you to use your experience from the past to avoid unnecessary shock and fear. And an environment like that is where development happens.

We need systems to develop because systems help us to use our experiences from the past.

Now, I’m a teenager who just got out of school. I am in an education system. We are all part of a long list of systems. Now in the light of what I just said,

Why do we need an education system?

We need an education system to avoid the uncertainty of how our lives are going to turn out. We need it to avoid possible future shocks. We need it to insure our future. Now it’s easy. Like a simple equation of x + y = z. You put in the effort and the grades and you get a good life. There’s order here. Now it’s no longer like seeing winter for the first time. You know the system, you know the future.

Or do you?

Today, many kids my age, put a gun to their heads because they think they’ve figured it all out. They look at the system, the system they know and are taught from day 1. They put in their grades and out come the result: ‘you loose’. So they come to the conclusion that their life is done.

We need systems, yes. But sometimes, they may be wrong. Our systems have been known to kick out many people. Can you sing? Big deal. This guy just put a rocket in space. You’re an artist? Big deal. This guy just made an engine.

Our systems are flawed and they’ll never be perfect. Knowing that is important . Why?

Because that might just save you. Grades are not everything. The score is not everything. You don’t have to crawl up in a corner and stamp SOS on yourself just because you didn’t pass your exam. Beat the system. Show them you exist and that there are people like you who deserve to be in the system and be a part of progress.

The God who made us knows the real system, the system that brings together every person on the world. Listen to him.

There are things in life that you need to change, but there are also things in life that you should never lose. Don’t lose them and beat the system. Keep them and beat it.

Like I said,

‘The world will only be it’s best when the people do what they do best.’

So, if you are out there and you are listening to me. Maybe you’re having a hard time. Maybe your talent deserves more than you get. Don’t settle for less and leave it behind. Keep it. Don’t let any system cut it out from you. Your talent is a gift only you can throw away. And when they tell you you’re a loser because you didn’t make straight As, don’t crawl up and cry. Stand up and throw away those labels. And then, beat the system.

What do you think about this?

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I am a college student, studying in India. I'm a musician and I love to write, be on stage, and meet people. My blogs are about looking at life from a new perspective. I try to talk about the things we all sometimes miss out on.

24 thoughts on “Beat The System”

      1. I was going to quote the same portion of his comment. I laughed when I read it. But how true is it? Very true. We’re all unique. They need to teach that as it’s own curriculum at school.

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  1. Thatโ€™s right! Weโ€™re all unique and special in our own way and shouldnโ€™t be thought less of because we donโ€™t compare or measure up to someone elseโ€™s standard or expectations! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  2. Honestly, I can’t stand the educational system in our country because it puts kids in a box, and if you don’t fit that “box” you are left feeling just as you said, a loser. People do need to look outside man-made systems and see their worth through their maker, who is indeed the only source of true self-worth….you make a great point here with this post!

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  3. Very thoughtful post. I especially like the revolutionary part: “Your talent is a gift only you can throw away. And when they tell you youโ€™re a loser because you didnโ€™t make straight As, donโ€™t crawl up and cry. Stand up and throw away those labels. And then, beat the system.” You talk about the role of the individual in society. I see there is an artist-writer-creator of all times in human history, someone who embarks on a courageous life journey in a world where people are often valued not for who they are. Instead, attention is paid to what they have and are able to produce in terms of money within the neoliberal cogwheel. The unnoticed unproductive artist-writer-creator (just seen in terms of immediate economic benefit for our too materialistic world) sits on a lonely boat and moves countercurrent, seeking truth and beauty, colliding with icebergs (not being understood or supported by a lover, a relative, a friend, etc.), and hoping to come out of invisibility among the surrounding fog. Thus willpower and talent remain enshadowed (even if you decide not to throw away your talent as a gift!) unless someoneโ€™s willingness, that is, opportunity arises:

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    1. Wow! You’ve added a colourful perspective to my post! Thank you!!! You’ve put it so well, adding a touch of reality to it. Really enjoyed the read. God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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