Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Open Letter To My English Lecturer

You know who you are,

You call us disrespectful and ungrateful. You called me arrogant. So are you. More so than any other person I have ever met in my life. You tell us we talk too much when in reality we are just voicing out our opinions; isn't it ironic that speaking is what is expected of us in language classes but you hate it when we do. Or is it possible that what you're referring to as 'talking too much' is in fact only when we speak against you? And by against I mean our opinions contradict with yours. 

Well, I've got news for you. That's life. Not everyone is going to agree with you all the time. Get over it!

You don't like being wrong either, huh? Boo-freaking-hoo. It happens. Deal with it!

You are older than us. In fact, you're as old as my grandmother. We know we're supposed to respect our elders and educators. Believe me, we really, really do. It's just that when we were growing up, we were told that one who does not respect others, does not deserve it in return. Although we are just students and way younger than you, we are still human beings. People; just the same as you. Sometimes I get the feeling that this concept is completely lost on you. 

It appears as if you think you're the only one who deserves to be respected and whatever you say goes. Oh, how I wish I could tell you how wrong you are. But I won't...because you deserve that consideration. 

You have so much knowledge you can share with us, and you do. But along with that, you make us feel like invalids. If only you treated us better. 

Well anyway, all you need to know is, I always speak my mind. I won't let your attitude and YOUR arrogance get in the way of my opinions and beliefs. I believe in freedom of speech and I will firmly stand by it. Whether you like it or not.