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10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)
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The Apathy Offline
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10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)

I found this really interesting article.
http://willblogforfood.typepad.com/will ... ot__1.html

PS.Wow at Benjamin Franklin only having a 3rd grade education!

Who am I? That is irrelevant.
What am I here for? That will become apparent.
You can call me Apathy!
11-01-2008 07:31 AM
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Re: 10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)

This needs to be added to the school survival articles.
11-01-2008 11:44 AM
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that is awesome,and another thing is most college degrees or any degrees are going to get you anything,the ceo isn't going to give his job no matter how much you let him rape you up the ass.the only people who make it are the ones who take risks.I'm wanting to be a musician and I already learn anything about it every day,i'm learning german by my self over the internet,and hopeing to move on to swedish after that because I will more than likely live in germany in the future and i will prbably visit sweden alot.I know that I may not make millions off being a musican but i love music so I don't care if anybody likes my music or not i mainly make it for my self.So follow your dreams,no matter what.

Telling people to do something without giving a reason compels them to rebel not to obey-Avenger

We need to learn not to be afraid of making mistakes all the time-Avenger

FACTS OF LIFE:
1.life sucks most of the time
2.sex is natural and it feels good
3.everybody can be an asshole
4.most people are idiots
11-01-2008 03:55 PM
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Re: 10 Reasons to not go to College (Article)

I'd tell you how 90% of that article was bullshit, full of fallacious thinking and assumptions, but I are tired > : /

So, in conclusion, for now: LOL PHAILZ.

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11-02-2008 03:36 AM
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