A colon is placed in the anxiety of the candidates every year with the announcement of the detailed score in the respective examined courses. All of us more more others less optimistic expect to see how our writing was evaluated. The thoughts; Countless! I finally wrote well; How many points were deducted from my arithmetic?; My justification was sufficient; If in my hurry I forgot something; A flood of questions that plague the mind, often create nightmares, break down the psyche and fragment the mood…
And suddenly the points are posted. Few celebrate, some are happy and most are impatient. In my case, absolute silence simply prevailed. Teachers, Parents and friends are trying to help you overcome the first shock, the "failure", which for each of us has a completely different content, which depends on the objectives, the effort made and the expectations. And after all this grief you close the door to your room, you are left alone and you are called, as I was rightly told, to re-establish yourself with your new self.
Contemplative, in this internal search process, Last school year I realized several things about the "mountain" of the Panhellenic people. The whole process could be likened to the voyage of some ships into a sea full of icebergs. (so as to get a little into the captivity of literature and symbolism in poetry). Each ship travels at its own speed, has a separate route and has a different destination at a time when everyone's main goal is not to sink when they collide with the iceberg, but instead continue on their way to the final destination ensuring minimal losses. It sounds difficult in the end όλοι In the end everyone is dealing with the ships that managed to anchor, but what about the rest; Some, unable to manage the conflict, sink, others again categorically rejecting the idea of resignation choose to end up in a different destination than the original, while some return to the starting point to attempt again, after proper repairs, to get to the port they want.
By reducing these symbols to reality and deepening the issue a little more, I can admit that the third year of high school is a year full of challenges, during which each candidate has to fight with his own demons and get to know himself better, his inclinations or weaknesses by essentially conquering self-knowledge. Therefore, bad lies, Panhellenic women have a deeper meaning as their stamp is printed on the personality of each young person, contributing to his moral maturation..
The Ministry, however, treats the whole process a little colder, more superficially, without emotions and ultimate meanings. Each student is covered behind the shadow of an eight-digit number that corresponds to the writing and not to his personality or knowledge. So, evaluates its performance in a three-hour exam that is often subjective and far from the textbook standard., without regard to effort, the pressure and emotional state of the candidate. Without taking into account the peculiar condition of the coronavirus where from one moment to the next the daily life changed radically, any notion of stability collapsed, which in previous years was considered a necessary component of the environment of every student who wished to participate in the specific exams .
But what to do μας We all competed under the same conditions and all that remains is to collect our pieces, to accept the result and move on with it hoping for the best in August with the announcement of the bases, because everything,whatever has happened, as difficult as it sounds to me, hope dies last. How do we reconstruct ourselves; I can not answer. It's still too early and I haven't been able to help myself personally so far. The only sure thing is that we need communication with our inner world and relaxation.
Closing this brief review over the past year, I have to admit that the journey of my own ship was difficult, with many invisible enemies born of stress. But I still don't know the outcome of the iceberg conflict, like none of us. I hope that the final destination, either it is initially desired or it is differentiated, will reward our difficult voyage.
Graduate of Siatista High School