Why is school so stressful? I’ll tell you one thing: it’s not because of the homework! Welcome back to CapOhTV, the channel where we know school is a joke, and you don’t want to be the punchline. The reason why school is so stressful is going to vary from person to person, but I think these five reasons will apply to everyone at some point in their school career. Reason number one school is so stressful: Relationships! Now I don’t only mean romantic relationships. I know we’ve all had that class where you get put in a seat around four or five people that you absolutely hate. But you have to have a relationship with them because the school says so. That is, you’re forced to be around people you wouldn’t otherwise want to be around. Now a lot of people are stressed out by that, me included! I mean, as an adult you have better social skills so you can handle it a little better. But when you’re still in school, that’s the worst thing in the world to have to be around people that you don’t like. And what does that lead to? I’m sure you all know the word! DRAMA! And that’s only one reason why school is so stressful. Let’s go on to reasons two through five! The number two reason why school is so stressful: Time! School starts early and school ends late. Now your parents or other adults will say, “Oh, well, school is just like having a job, man, you’ve got to get used to that schedule.” But guess what? NO YOU DON’T! That’s just insane! Why do kids have to forced to be in a building for that many hours a week? That’s sometimes more than 40 hours a week! You’ve probably heard your teachers say, “Hurry, hurry, we’re running out of time! We have to get on to the next unit, the next chapter! We’re going to run out of time!” Because they’re crunched for time. Time is a valuable thing, you can never get it back, and that is stressful, no matter who you are or where you are. Now for all you scientists out there, here’s reason number three why school is stressful, it’s related to time, it’s Space. Now you know time doesn’t really exist, time is a function of space. And in school, space is just as precious as time. How much personal space do you think you have in school? I’ll tell you this, you have, on average, less personal space than a common prisoner. According to the American Correctional Association, the guidelines for prisons, an inmate has to have 70 square feet of space, with 35 square feet of that being “Open”. On average, a school room is 900 square feet and that’s for 25 students and 1 teacher. That is 34.6 square feet per person! So, there you go! And notice that I said that’s for 25 students and 1 teacher. How many of you are in classes with 29, 30, 31 students, where all the desks are so crammed together that you can’t move your elbows without knocking over your friend’s pencil? If you just had more space, people would be a lot more comfortable and it would be a better learning environment because you won’t feel like other people are crowding you out. Overcrowding is stressful. That’s why I will never live in a city. Reason number four why school is stressful: Rules, rules, rules. The more rules you have, the more criminals there will be. And the more criminals, the more stressful the entire environment becomes. Most school rules are leftovers from a time gone by or there only in place to control you. For example, stupid school rules: No hats. No food or drink. You’re not allowed to use the bathroom without permission. I’m going to make a separate video about all of these so I don’t want to give too much away. But all of these rules only serve to control the student. And school is like a prison, I mean, come on. I still haven’t made a video about that either, which I will eventually. But school is just a mini-prison for kids. You know what I’ve heard? Prison is stressful. And finally reason number five why school is so stressful: Grades and standardized tests. In my video recently called “Why Grades Don’t Matter (Except When They Do)” I kind of talked about grades a little bit. Grades are stressful because you’re made to think they’re the end-all-be-all of your entire life. If you don’t get good grades, then you’re going nowhere! And do I really need to say much about standardized tests and testing in general? A lot of what you do in school nowadays is only in preparation for a test. I don’t think I was in a class where the teacher didn’t say, “You better know this because it’s going to be on the test!” “You better learn how to do this, blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.” It’s always about a test, something coming up in the future that will measure how good of a student you are. Those things don’t really measure how good of a student you are. They don’t. What other reasons do you have for why school is stressful? Leave a comment down below, we’ll talk about that. And if you’re not subscribed to CapOhTV yet, click that subscribe button please. You know school is a joke, you know you don’t want to be the punchline, so why not hit that subscribe button and come back for more later? Thanks for watching, see you later, bye!