wateryang wrote:Well everytime i go to school for me its.just entertainment or relaxing time becouse its useless i know cuz the way ima live my life in the future doesnt requires the stup idd shi t im showed in school for me going to school until 18 is for people who are going get a job get married which is a diffrent belief system not mine and i have a problem with my parents cuz they trying make go to someplace called school which is useless to become a buddhist monk
While the way
in which information is taught in school is rather off-point, the information itself is not. Take English class for example. Learning to be an "active" reader (one who is able to analyze text/make connections/draw conclusions, etc.) is fundamental in all that we do. If you become a monk, you will have to read scriptures day in and day out and interpret them clearly. You must
be able to make inferences, because the meaning behind religious texts is not always blatant initially. In English class, we also learn how to write eloquently and convey information in a most convincing manner. Don't you think that as a monk you will have to be able to perfectly articulate the Buddha's teachings? If you can't, their meanings are altered and therefore misunderstood. Maybe you don't know this, but being an ordained monk is incredibly
hard work. It is most definitely a job. You are responsible for many things, and I'd say for even more than the average person.
Your parents are right for wanting you to go to school. It seems as though you might be "slacking off" right now because you said you're only there for relaxing and being entertained. This is not wise, my friend. Your grades will go down which will only make things harder for you. Every situation in life is a learning opportunity. Use your discontentment with what you're being taught in school as fuel for change... what if you started a meditation club or asked your history teacher if you could spend time studying Buddhism?
Also, I don't understand why you think that everything learned in school is "stupid shit", honestly. Is learning to make friends and connect to your peers not of use to you?
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - The Buddha