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Your life won't start before you finish school
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Your life won't start before you finish school

Yes, I think this is how it is.

Because after school ends, the REAL world and LIFE presents itself to you. Then you can get a job you like, move to a small calm town, have kids (if you want to)... do anything you want to do.


When you are at school your life won't start, your life will be dormant in a locked place, and inposing and forced work subtitutes it, and people think it is okay because they think substituing your life with imposing and forced work is "learning".

Your life means freedom. And without that freedom, your life will be dormant.

What do you think?
(This post was last modified: 12-06-2011 03:51 AM by Luizao876.)
12-06-2011 03:49 AM
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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

True. But also a prisoner can change his life if he has the willpower to do it. And that is not religious speaking.
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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

(12-06-2011 03:53 AM)aCol Wrote:  True. But also a prisoner can change his life if he has the willpower to do it. And that is not religious speaking.

Yes, that can happen. But problem is, school won't let you do this, and if you do this, you will be considered "delinquent"
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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

So, they shall consider me. I will consider them as Ignorants and Arrogants. Crimilizing people just because to set up their power, its a shame. Ignorant fucks.
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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

Technically your life started when you were born.

Your life will definitely change when you finish school, that's for sure. How it changes will vary from person to person. Mine got a lot more interesting and less stressful for one. Biggrin

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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

(12-06-2011 03:56 AM)Luizao876 Wrote:  
(12-06-2011 03:53 AM)aCol Wrote:  True. But also a prisoner can change his life if he has the willpower to do it. And that is not religious speaking.

Yes, that can happen. But problem is, school won't let you do this, and if you do this, you will be considered "delinquent"

Just do what you want and don't let shit get to you. Only you can really determine what is "good" or "bad" to you. There are ways to actually live your life in school, whether they "let" you or not. If living like you want really matters to you, consequences don't matter.

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Rebelnerd Wrote:Human rights are being violated by US law enforcement. This is what the media is here for, you're supposed to be the watchdogs! You're supposed to stand up for the downtrodden, not belittle them as though all their problems amount to nothing more than some angry glares toward parents and sabotaging their computers.
I've seen so much shit done to youth and for some reason, this has made me angrier than I've felt in years. Abuse and oppression happens all over the world. It's a terrible reality of modern society, but we've all accepted that it happens and we're doing what we can to fight it and build a better world.
But this...this mindless, condescending disrespect toward people who have no legal voice with which to defend themselves, this reduction of parents' betrayal into a cheap crack about kids being computer-savvy...it's like watching a surgeon joke about life insurance while his patient bleeds to death on the operating table. The media's job is to protect society from oppression and they've drawn a clear line between the people worth protecting and the people that don't matter. How can they people sleep at night?

You're a journalist. DO. YOUR. FUCKING. JOB.

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(12-03-2011 07:40 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Solution to all these problems: don't fuck people you can't negotiate with in a civilized manner.
(02-09-2012 02:14 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  The only solution is democratic self-paced education where students can excel in what they are good at and work on what their not if necessary, AT THEIR OWN DAMN PACE IN THEIR OWN DAMN WAY.



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RE: Your life won't start before you finish school

^Pretty much. Course, make sure you don't fuck yourself by fucking up school too bad, unless you have a plan.

My life has been pretty fucking awesome so far, and I'm not even done with school yet. A certain amount of freedom is necessary to actually have a fun life, and I've got that freedom now, and I'm pretty sure a lot of others do to. So take whatever little bit of freedom you have and use it to it's full advantages. I don't like saying shit and not backing it up, so here:

>> Get weekends off. - Spend the time you have off doing something you really like.
>> Get a license, drive to friends houses, or to some secluded area to walk around, or whatever.
>> Turn eighteen? Disregard parents and start doing whatever you want, while living around school.
>> Get into highschool? Before you choose your classes, make sure you choose classes that won't infringe on your free-time outside of school. Thus giving yourself more freedom.

And that sort of thing. Make the best out of your situation if possible.

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