If you spend anytime on a post-secondary campus at this time of year, you wouldn’t even need to be told that final exams are underway because the stress and anxiety are actually palpable in the air. Nearly every student you walk past has their nose buried in a book or computer screen, some sort of legal stimulant within reach, and a frantic look in their tired eyes.
Having lived through many, many final exam seasons, I wish this video would have existed when I was cramming my head full of statistical equations, foundational sociological theories, and obscure ethnographic findings. And not because it would have stopped my last-minute studying or caused me to reevaluate why I was in university in the first place. But because the words Suli Breaks speaks would have helped me realize that I shouldn’t let a society full of contradictions and irony determine my worth.
Now that’s a sociological insight worth internalizing.