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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

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"Have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of your life"
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"Have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of your life"

It really pisses me off whenever I hear this about a person who dislikes school. But what really got me today is when I heard a teacher say about a student. We were in global and my teacher noticed some writing on a desk. It said fuck school. Sure the student shouldn't have wrote on the desk (According to the school at least) and then the teacher said to my other teacher "Haha this kid will have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of his life" You do not know that kid. Maybe he/she even has terrific grades and still just hates school? and sure, maybe not. Just because the person hates school does not mean he is going to end up a bum or someone with a bad job. Just look at Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney. All dropped out of high school to pursue their dreams. Yes its not likely you will end up like them but I know many fine people with great jobs who did not finish high school. I'm just sick or being called stupid or other people being called stupid because of this damn stereotype.

"There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school"
- George Bernard Shaw

Lux Wrote:
"School ruins families. Most of the verbal and physical punishments kids endure are because of grades. I would have a much better relationship with my parents if the school didn't harass us years ago."
(This post was last modified: 03-20-2013 06:17 AM by Marauder.)
03-20-2013 06:15 AM
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"Have fun working at McDonald's for the rest of your life" - Marauder - 03-20-2013 06:15 AM

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