School lessons were always a chore. Break time and lunch were the only attempts at solace during the day time but the purpose of these activities were just to regulate the children’s timings. This is learnt earliest in primary school, when after a prolonged, excited playtime, the first thing the young pupils would be exposed to is the hard floor at the teacher’s request for them all to ‘sit down’ in the designated area. When you are young, you think this is because the next 10 minutes or so are important that it requires the class to sit around and hear collectively, away from their chairs and tables, the task or piece of knowledge at hand. It is only when you get older you realise however; it is because of teacher control. Young pupils are too excited after lunch time, so the task of the teacher is to get them to sit down and be quiet as quick as possible.
“Silence!!” he screamed at them, “I said silence. This is detention!”
The hall went quiet finally. A few minutes of chaos and then order establishes itself, just like the rest of society.