My Curious Schooling (A Comedy Show)

My Curious Schooling (A Comedy Show)

August 31, 2019 1 By Ronny Jaskolski


[Applause] So, you know this whole thing about school and good marks is a whole lot of crap, right because I was an exceptional student. I was a brilliant student in school but no one knew me. Not my classmates, not the teachers no one knew how brilliant I was let me explain it you. Like I had figured out
very early in my life that education is all about knowing important things in life knowing the answers to very specific
life skill enhancing questions, you know stuff that you should know how to
survive or how to care about your environment and the people around you.
This for me was education and this I’m talking about our days before Google
came into being you know nowadays you just have to type
in a question and you have the answer it’s as simple as that. How to kiss passionately in 5 easy steps. You have the answer, 200 pages of it. How to bake a cake you have. You have the answer. Another 200 pages. And you have videos to learn
how to kiss and bake a cake. Yeah. Why I thought I was brilliant was
because of my fascination, this unsurpassed fascination with exams. I know exams are still a dreaded word right now. A lot of you are going to the process of educating yourselves hate exams right. It’s a four-letter word for
most of us but I loved exams. I loved them not because I was prepared and ready and like I had because I had mugged up everything. No, no, no. On the contrary I was just the opposite of the ideal student who had everything on his or her fingertips. No I wasn’t like that. But still like them I loved exams yeah. You know why? Because exams for me, examination for me was a time when you had the entire gist of the whole year.
Everything that was taught in one full year out on one or two pages of paper, yeah. so the 10 or 15 questions of the examination question paper had all the
important stuff that you needed to know in what was taught for one entire yeah
and for me the examination question paper was almost like a smoothie, right. I mean imagine all the ingredients that go into a smoothie to make a smoothie if you were to have them all individually one by one
imagine all the fruits that needed to be peeled, cut, sliced and seeds removed and the vegetables and the other powders and mixes that you put into a smoothie if you were having each
individual ingredient piece by piece that meal would be like 15 hours long. For 15 hours you’d be just like eating but in that one smoothie you would have everything like 15 hours of work down to one glass which you can gulp in
like 10, 15 seconds maybe. So the examination paper for me was like
that. All the knowledge that was to be had in one full year was in those 10, 12,
15 questions yeah. And while most other kids my classmates were discussing about the
paper how it went and what they missed like: ‘Mujhe toh woh ata tha yaar chhod diya maine’ (I knew the answer but I left it), ‘Woh poora nahi kar paya’ (I couldn’t finish that), ‘Paper kum padgaya tha (ran out of paper), ‘Ink nahi thi’ (no ink), ‘Sheet kam padgayi thi (ran out of sheets) all those things they were people debating I’d be like calm because my learning began after the exam. When I had all the 15
questions before me. And I would go back to the textbooks. And in some cases I would open the textbooks for the very first time. Yeah I was that good a student! I hadn’t touched them through the year and this was the first time after the examination that I’d be opening the textbooks to
find the answers of the most important questions in that whole year because
this was how I was educating myself. It was totally exceptional. No one else I knew would be studying like that. So after the exam I would be like Dustin Hoffman in
‘Rain Man’ when Tom Cruise discovers his genius. I’d have all the answers with me, you know. You could ask me anything taught in that whole year I would know because I had studied the
most important 10-15 questions yeah mammals? Mammals are animals that have hair and that give birth to their babies yeah the first battle of Panipat was fought
between Babur and Ibrahim Lodi in 1526 Acids and bases: the difference is between the pH value of both acids being 0 to 7, bases being 7 to 14 yeah. I was like that but after the exam. Unlike most other kids my mugging and my learning
process began after the exam was over. And I think that kind of education is really
special. It is exceptional because no one else does it and I did it and I was not
recognised for it. Still when I think about the way I was conducting myself
through school I still get this lump in my throat. It makes me very emotional you know. All that genius, all that exceptional, brilliant quality about me not being recognised. I mean no one knew me as a good student yeah I was not part of the first 5. Not even by
the first 10. Not even part of the first 20! And no one knew me as being this smart,
brilliant kid. How does that feel. I know it feels very bad and very lonely. You guys keep laughing and subscribe and like my video if you do. I’ll keep churning out more stuff for you. Keep watching this page!