After I completed my first degree, it was a while before I return to school. During this interval, I had dreamt of having to sit for examination several times. The most intriguing part was: in my dream, I was always unprepared, and therefore full of fear and anxiety. When I finally woke up, I would breathe a sigh of relief, “Phew, it’s just a dream…”
And I wasn’t alone.
Once, I took part in a meditation class. Another participant revealed her experience which was similar to mine. She, too, had dreamt of going to exam hall. It turned out that the instructor wasn’t surprised at all. He had already heard of this kind of stories from other people.
It looks like we have been ‘tortured’ by our education system for too long. Even after we left school, it continues to haunt us…