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Present stuff that my uncle recommended I read to my father
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Present stuff that my uncle recommended I read to my father

My uncle recommended that I read anything by Bertrand Russell, so I did, and a lot of it is very clearly anti-school. He's going to be here in a few weeks. Do you think there's a way I can tell my father what I read without being too obvious?
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Why not just state what you feel. It would be much easier and would eliminate deception.
11-10-2006 08:58 AM
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Kirby Wrote:Why not just state what you feel. It would be much easier and would eliminate deception.
I've done that before; the answer is that school is stupid but you have to do it anyway because life sucks.
11-10-2006 11:40 AM
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hes coming here? Why? Does he not approve of you being here, or is he interested in being a member?

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Quote:I've done that before; the answer is that school is stupid but you have to do it anyway because life sucks.
Tell him to stop going work because life sucks. Tell him that he may as well lie down and die because if life sucks so much then why do anything at all.
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pyro_rebel Wrote:hes coming here? Why? Does he not approve of you being here, or is he interested in being a member?
I realize now how unclear I was when I hastily posted this. My father, like most, wants me to get high grades in school. I doubt he knows that I use this forum.

By "here" I meant that my uncle is coming to our house in the United States from Ireland for Thanksgiving.
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oh, i was kinda confused what you meant. I think every dad (or mom) wants ytheir kid to get high grades in the rest of the years in high school, its instinct. Well at leats thats what I think it is what it is.

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it can be confuseing pyro but i know what u meant telvine

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