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has anyone thought of that?
04-30-2004 12:29 PM
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Goes through my mind everyday, or shal I say at least 20 times.Upset
05-05-2004 12:37 PM
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did you do it?
05-06-2004 06:54 AM
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No. If I did my life would be even worse, with my parents that is.Mad But since half of my life's problems can all be rooted back to school and anything it's affilated with.Upset
05-06-2004 07:40 AM
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there is a bright side to staying in school. (hit me now, or forever hold your peace).

the bright side is doing shit inside of school to protest how unfair school is and to inform other students that they're wasting their time. in other words: if you can't quit, see how many others you can GET to quit Smile

and hey, causing a ruckus can be fun Smile

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i'm scared of doing that and failing in life - parents, family, friends, people's attitudes
05-07-2004 08:44 AM
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That's why I think any little thing aganist school counts. Even if it's something as small as dropping a paper on the floor on propose, it allways sends a clear message.Wink
05-07-2004 09:26 AM
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i more afraid mainly because of parents
05-07-2004 11:40 AM
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Yes I have the same problem too, but I've learned to be quick and cunning aganist teachers. They always seem to have a tolerance before they explode, I always push them to that level but not so much that they do shit like calls home or a refferal to the office [at your school they may call it diffeent, it's just a report to the office and they do shit like lunch detentions and suspensions]. Then I let up and do it again the next day:biggrin:!!!
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actually i was trying the experiment on http://www.gracellewelyn.com

but i didn't tell my parents because once i read TLH then i knew i wanted to go that way - if i did i'd get yelled at again; scolded/taunted/ridiculed/put down 2 many times

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they're going to freak! AHHHH!!!!! help....? No:sigh:Cry
05-08-2004 12:07 PM
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well, technically there's another way

if your parents are that bad to the 1st GUEST, you could run away or live in with a friend/relative/family that understands/knows
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i read TLH last year and when i finished i had my mom read it. i'm sure she skipped through the whole thing. she said it was interesting but i doubt she read more thna 10 pages. when i asked her if i could unschool she said my grades in public school showed that i wasn't responsible enough to learn things with out structure... i think she overlooked the fact that my grades in public school showed that i wasn't learning there it had noting to do with responsibility. and home schooling, im not responsible enough for that either according to mom...so im stuck in public school for another year day dreaming of freedom.
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you can also contact other teen unschoolers

http://www.geocities.com/moonwindstarsk ... olingbooks

apologies for advertising, but it does have resources
08-12-2004 05:08 AM
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