Well….I must do this!!!
I know its just my second post…and i don’t want to sound all grumpy and whiny…I’m not like that,only few times.But i need to do this.
Ok…so I’m letting this out in public today…i had a professor in my college that i HATED…i loathed her with all my heart…there are only 2 people in the world that i can truly hate..and my genius professor is one of them.I know,that professors are supposed to be respectful personalities,and their aim should nothing be more than giving everything to their students…imparting knowledge!And i respect all such people…my dad is a professor and i totally respect his dedication to his college…but this particular lady that I’m talking about….does not do even half of her job.She keeps roaming around in college bullying the 1st Year students and strutting her stuff.She is never in her lectures,and sleeping in other’s lectures.She really just comes in for easy money.And does not give a damn about students.She took instant DISliking to me….and it really bothered me.She just kept bitching about me in the staff room and even before i knew it,i was in every professor’s bad books.Of course some knew better.But she ensured to make my life in college living hell.It always bothers me a hell lot when someone does not like me,or rather dislikes me….and this lady made me miserable…really really miserable.The thing with design schools is that all your academic marking,your entire year is in your professor’s hand…and they sure know how to make a puppet out of you.This one definitely did!She…yes i have been wanting to say this…the bitch screwed up my life for 4 yrs!!!Of course in my 4th year,i gave her a bit of attitude that she thought i was so full of….and i really don’t care she didn’t give my design enough marks…even in the final year…it doesn’t bother me now though.And it doesn’t really matter.Today i know i can get a job where i want,and my portfolio speaks for itself.But i needed to get it out of my system.
I’m sure you all must have been through similar situations.Some more grave than mine.Teachers bullying students is an issue across the globe,and i think we all need to fight it.Esp. in design schools.We need to stand by our design principles,something that we believe will work,and not just stick to age old believes,and adopt the tried and tested principles.
So here’s an appeal to all design students to not to give up in what they believe in….fight till the end.Get some reality checks once a while,look out for help in times of self doubt,there is at least one person who believes in you,look at nature for inspiration…but don’t play safe..keep the designer in you alive!!!