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school makes life seem pointless
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Avenger Offline
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school makes life seem pointless

after today which was my first day back at school,life now seems pointless.because during the summer life seemed to have a point to live enjoy life survive make money to get stuff you wanted and needed.but now it just seems pointless because all you do is wake up early in the morning just to go to a place which is boring as hell,and doesn't really help you.then just to come home to do more pointless work and barely get to do anything you want to.oy Bored

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
08-12-2008 09:13 AM
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Which, imo, is why you have two choices in life. Enjoy it, or suicide.

Epic win book.
Personal Development for Smart People.
08-12-2008 09:44 AM
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Get suspended for a year. Then you can sit at home and be on the computer all day for a year like me.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
08-12-2008 09:58 AM
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Man, you're soooo right. I hate school with every inch of my heart, and with every breath I take. It's kinda like, "Why even wake up in the morning" when all you're going to do is have an awful day. I have to rely on getting sick, which is hard since I'm usually a very healthy person. Gah.
08-13-2008 11:35 AM
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Avenger Wrote:enjoy life survive make money to get stuff you wanted and needed
Try to do this during school as well. Pursue a hobby, or look for a part time job in the evening if you can. Don't let the time you spend outside school be pointless too.
08-14-2008 12:39 AM
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liq3 Wrote:Which, imo, is why you have two choices in life. Enjoy it, or suicide.

My quote of the year :)

Jesus backwards sounds like 'sausage'. =D
08-14-2008 12:47 AM
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I hate school too, it takes up so much of your life and people are like "it's only 7 hrs a day 5 days a week"... think again, 2 hrs+ h/w and then all the freaking revising! It's MY LIFE it takes!

butterfly kisses xxx

COMMUNISM is when you have two cows, the governement takes both and gives you the milk
SOCIALISM is when you have two cows and give one to your neighbour.
NEW DEALISM (is when things go wrong) is when you have two cows, the government takes both, shoots one and milks the other but then throws the milk away.
CAPITALISM is when you have two cows and then sell one to buy a bull.
FACISM is when you have two cows, the government takes both and sells you the milk.
NAZISM is when you have two cows, the government takes both and shoots you.

I typed: "end of the world" into google and saw the hiroshima bombing and 9/11, irony much.
08-14-2008 06:37 PM
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