Suli Breaks, a poet, a modern philosopher. Inspiration to many people that had the chance to listen to his poetry on social media. A person that has to be heard.
This unknown to most artist, has a Law degree but decided to make a career in poetry instead.
He managed to rise up with one of the rawest videos I’ve ever got to watch on youtube.
”Why I hate school, but love education”. He found a way to stop being an echo, because he knew he deserved to be a voice. A voice in the background, a voice in the hallway, a loud voice coming out of my laptops speakers.
I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word -VIDEO!!
This poem talks about our generation. My generation.
Personally I’ve always been a ”bad student”. I didn’t care. I didn’t waste my time trying to find what x is in and why it keeps on playing hide an seek with me. I never understood, I am never going to.
I am one of them that learned a whole text by heart and forgot all of it the moment after writing it a test. I am one of them that don’t want to find a job – just for them to believe I am successful.
I don’t want to become someone, that my mother would be proud of according to society’s standards. I want to be given the opportunity to make my dreams come true and I am sure, she would be proud. She would be proud, regardless of my income. That title ”doctor”, ”lawyer”, ”teacher” could never replace my name. They could never change who I am, turning me into somebody else. Cause my degrees are not me.
It reminds me of a story by Jorge Bucay from the book ”Let me tell you a story”.
The Doorman at the whorehouse.
” -It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that we ask that you do us the honor of being the first to sign the school’s charter.
-The honor is mine, he said. Nothing would make me happier… but I don’t know how to read or write.
-You? –balked the superintendent. You don’t know how to read or write? How did you create this – empire of industry – without knowing how to read or write!? It’s unbelievable! Imagine what heights you might have attained had you known!
-I can tell you – he responded calmly – If I had known how to read and write, I would be the doorman at the whorehouse.”