Most students, whether in elementary school, middle school, high school or college, all know to some extent how to b.s.
In elementary school, b.s. is in the form of little lies we tell our parents; “No Mom, I didn’t know that we had that homework due today!” In middle school we tell our friends “I don’t like anybody, all the boys are gross and ugly!” In high school we say: “Don’t worry Mom the parents will be home. It’s not even a real party, there will only be about 15 people there anyways!” Finally, in university we become true b.s. experts. Not only do our papers consist of 99.9% of information we don’t know (thanks Wikipedia and SparkNotes!) but we have the great pleasure of always saying: “Yes I know exactly what I’m doing for the rest of my life!”
We spend almost our entire lives learning how to perfect the correct form of b.s. But I barely know what I’m talking about; this whole post is being written as I play Pirate Kings, check Facebook, and get distracted every other minute by my sister sending me strange Snapchats.
Why do we b.s. so often anyways? I actually have no idea, and that for once was not b.s. I don’t know why we’re asked to write essays on things we have never heard about in order to obtain an internship that may or may not have any connectivity to the dream job you want. I don’t know why we lie to our parents and come up with crazy reasons to go to places when in reality our parents know exactly what we’re up to (most of the time which is solely trouble). I also don’t know why we don’t tell our friends in middle school and at any age about how we like that cute boy that they also like, because in the end it doesn’t really matter. I still have no idea what I’m saying and where this post is going, but I did just obtain another island on Pirate Kings.
I’m not trying to explain how I or anyone else has no idea what we’re writing or talking about any time of day, but I am trying to explore why on earth we talk about things we have no knowledge on and pretend like we’re experts. Yes, continue writing your papers for I.B. and college by going on a tangent and ending in how the world is falling to pieces, no matter what subject the paper is on. However, don’t pretend that you know everything about everything because that is for sure, some big b.s.