You can excel and be a free spirit. You can “do as you will” and be merely a slave to slackdom with futile wishing. The class doodler is as much a robot as the depicted robot, for they are not only wasting the space but failing to pursue the dream. Don’t whine about the “system” or the “institution” when it’s you who didn’t come to it as a person awake. It’s not the job of the public schools, the university, the temple, your parents, or even the master to bring you awake. That’s your job. And if you do your job, neither the schools nor the master will corrupt you.
A swing and a miss for Zen Pencils.