The Story of a Mid-Bencher Student: A Lesson in Irony
8 months ago

“Greetings, fellow students!”  Today, I want to talk about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: being a mid-bencher. Yes, you heard me right, a MID-BENCHER! The forgotten children of the academic world. Mid- Benchers are not mentioned enough but they make the highest percentile of students. Mid- Benchers are those obedient students that gets through the academic journey confused but in real world this mid benchers are the ones that act as bridge between the top performers and back benchers. 

I mean, let's face it, as a mid-bencher, you're never going to get the same recognition as the top performers. You'll never hear the teacher say, "Great job, mid-bencher! Keep it up!" No, instead, you'll hear the teacher say, "Why can't you be more like the top performer?" I mean, it's not like we don't try, right? It's just that some of us are cursed with mediocre intelligence. Also, when you think our society doesn’t require everyone to be topper, but they need mid-benchers who can put up real labor to  maintain infrastructures of society. Although being most necessary work force mid-benchers are not recognized, they are shamed for being mediocre, but the irony is mid-benchers are the ones that makes society functional.

And don't even get me started on the back benchers. They get all the fun! They get to sleep through class, make fun of the teacher, and pass notes. But what do mid-benchers get? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! We're stuck in the middle, bored out of our minds, and constantly judged by our classmates. Also, back benchers tend to bully mid-benchers and try to make fun out of them but in the long run those back benchers are the ones who gets bullied by life as most of the back benchers end up having miserable life.

But the real irony of being a mid-bencher is that we're not even considered "bad" students. No, that label goes to the back benchers. We're just "meh." And let's be real, "meh" is just another way of saying "mediocre." But hey, at least we're not sleeping through class, right? Also everyone’s expectation is on toppers but sometimes on workforce mid-benchers excel than toppers as mid-benchers are the most disciplined and obedient that they can carry out most of the jobs without worrying about the results.

In conclusion, being a mid-bencher is a lesson in irony. We're not good enough to be recognized, but we're not bad enough to be noticed. We're just stuck in the middle, trying to survive the academic jungle. But hey, at least we have each other! So, to all my fellow mid-benchers out there, keep your head up! We may not be top performers, but we're not back benchers either! And that, my friends, is something to be proud of.