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Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story
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Re: Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story

Quote:Now... I can on here so that I could spread MY message. And that is, to give young kids the advice that its OK to just hate school and say fuck pretty much... this is a dangerous message you are sending!

So what are you trying to say? That it's not okay to hate school?

And it seems like the education you go on and on praising is completely different from K-12 to High School education, and that's the only form of education I see criticized on this site .

If high school was so valuable you wouldn't have dropped out to begin with, and it sounds like you didn't need it and that it was nothing more than an obstacle on your path to success anyway. Why say it's not the same for others?




Quote:We in the western world have opportunities thrown at us and we blow them away! I think that's why sites like this exist!

Save me before I puke.


Alright, so the jist of this is that you hated school but got lucky and got to go to a good college, so everyone else should value their education more. Despite the fact that it doesn't sound like education helped at all until you joined that community college, that's great. But what about the people who go through school and DON'T get lucky?

Guess that high school diploma doesn't really count for anything these days unless you can use it to get into a college. And then you get to spend more time until you have a paper that actually means something. That's just dandy.

Sure, dropping out isn't that good of an idea either, but you know what? I think my generation is pretty well fucked anyway.
01-30-2010 04:42 PM
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Re: Good ideas at heart, but I find a bit misguided...my story - Cosbydaf - 01-30-2010 04:42 PM

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