This teenager’s reaction to studying is all of us
“What is a friend?” Aristotle once asked “A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
We may not be historians, but we can only assume he wrote that after seeing Harpreet Nijjar attempt to study for her biology exam.
In a video captured by her friend Jes Dhadli, 17 year-old Nijjar can be seen opening her textbook and then immediately shutting it with a resounding, “Nah.”
We so feel you, Harpreet.
Dhadli posted the video online (“It was just funny,” she said,) and before she knew it, it had been shared over 14,000 times. People suffering through finals around the world began sharing the video and commenting on how relatable it was.
So how did that bio exam go? According to Nijjar, she took the test and now she’s done. “I don’t want to think about that anymore,” she said.
Although Nijjar’s “Nah” was a (reasonable and balanced) reaction to studying, we think it could be useful in a wide variety of contexts:
When a relative asks where you see yourself in 5 years
When you get an unsolicited sext
When you go out to eat and your friend says “I’m not that hungry, do you want to split something?”
When you accidentally open the front camera on your phone
When someone says “I don’t get what’s so great about Beyoncé.”
So thank you, Harpreet, for accurately expressing what so many of us feel so much of the time.