The teacher’s rambling, the topic is so dry the sahara is wet in comparison and the paint on the wall has never been so fascinating. Welcome to the most boring lesson ever.
The subjects we study should be interesting (if not, where did you go wrong..?), but there’s the occasional lesson which drains the life from all living organisms.
And the worst thing? The clock says there’s 45 minutes to go… It’s mind-numbing, every students nightmare.
In this situation, there are 2 options:
1. Screw About
The common choice, the easy thing to do. Everyone likes to have a bit of fun, and who cares if we disrupt the lesson a bit? Learning?! Who has time for that?
You could pass notes, doodle Michelangelo masterpieces, play hangman, pictionary, learn pen tricks… Unbelievably exciting stuff to do..! It’s the easy option, and is a great way to pass time and learn nothing.
2. Get to Work
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn
If you screw about all the time, you’ll no doubt regret it. This may sound deep, but think about how you’ll feel after the lesson. I doubt you’ll ever say “Wow, I’m so glad I messed around for an hour! Time well spent.”
Although it can be difficult, your self-esteem will be off the charts after class if you decide to buckle down and do something productive. It’s the harder path for sure, but it’s worth it, if not for the learning then at least for the feeling of self-worth.
You could try your hardest to actively listen, engage, take notes and question everything, but if it really is a lesson from hell, you can always take out a book or learn about something else. That is time well-spent.
What Will You Do?