I feel like whenever I tried to study philosophy or critical theory in uni my lessons always went like this:

Prof: "So, it's like x."

Me: "Like x, got it"

Prof: "No, you misunderstand. It's xy."

Me: "Okay… xy. I get it."

Prof: "No, no, it's more than that. It's x(y+z)"

Me: "… soooo x(y+z)?"

Prof: "No, you're not listening, it's √(π(x(y+z))^(γ / φ))"

Me: 💥💥💥

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The only time I've cried when writing an essay was when I was driven to tears trying to write one about the Platonic Ideals. 🤬

To be fair, I got a Fine Arts degree, and even trying to relate to my peers on the same level about contemporary/modern fine art made be feel the same way, so ¯\_༼ ಥ ‿ ಥ ༽_/¯

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