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You must do better,
they say

You must try harder,
they say

You must not be afraid,
they say

You must pay attention,
they say

You must study,
they say

You must read,
they say

You mustn’t fail,
they say

You must listen to me to succeed; don’t forget,
they say

But why?
Why must my intelligence be measured
By these numbers,
These papers,
These professors who don’t know me;
By a system that barely knows my existence
Instead of my passions,
My struggles,
My persistence,
My experiences,
My life.
Who are they to tell me
must do this
must do that 

No.

Don’t tell me what I must do
But help me find out what I want to do.

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