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2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness
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2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness

Even though I hate school, I've been thinking....i don't want to sound pro-school, but...

1) It seems to me like a majority of people actually think school is good and necessary (maybe i'm wrong). we the school-haters, then, are in the minority. I believe that everyone's vote should count equally...aka egalitarianism. Since the majority of people think school is good, should it not remain in place? would making school optional violate the rights of the majority?

2) i was reading another forum, and one member made a post complaining about her job and people's stupidity and all the little annoying things in life. i sympathized. But then, further on, one response caught my eye, saying "i fight every day for my daughter's life, she is very sick and I work so hard just so she can stay alive. you are young and healthy and at least have a job. What else can you want?"
That really got me thinking. yes school positively sucks, but how can i compare my troubles to those of that poor dying daughter and her dad? This world has so many problems; shouldn't we fix the biggest ones first? Like hunger and AIDS and useless wars? then save things like school for later?

people, don't get me wrong. i'm not saying I firmly believe either of these points I made, they're just things that occurred to me and that i've been wondering about. i still think the school system needs to change....just not sure whether that should be our first priority in the world.

I'd like to hear your opinions on this.
02-09-2008 10:30 AM
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2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness - dreamer... - 02-09-2008 10:30 AM
[] - Eidolon - 02-09-2008, 12:26 PM
[] - Will - 02-09-2008, 01:40 PM
[] - dreamer... - 02-09-2008, 05:51 PM
[] - Eidolon - 02-09-2008, 06:19 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 02-09-2008, 06:28 PM

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