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I'm 13 and have always known how illogocal of a form of education school is. Well, I've always hated it, but it wasn't until 5th grade when I learned how it was plain unnecessary. The pledge of allegiance had come on over the intercom, but I was so busy talking to my friends that I didn't hear it and didn't stand up for it. The teacher got pissed at this and confronted me in the locker area. She explained to me that since America was the only free country in the world and everywhere else was oh so God awful, I had to say the pledge. This, of course, made no sense to my developing 11 year old mind but I just agreed and continued on with my day, after receiving a detention.

In hindsight, I shouldn't of just let that slide as easily as I had, but it is arguably the best thing that ever happened to me. Because I was 11, I had just started a "I have to fit in with everyone" phase. That immediately stopped. I realized that I hated everything I made myself enjoy because I thought I'd be cool for liking them. Throughout the rest of my first year of middle school, I realized more and more that I didn't have to be or do the norm. I had become so much happier, and simply enjoyed the life I had been given. It sometimes feels like I cheated out of my middle school years; the years that are supposed to be the worst in your life. I'm not complaining! Smile

I would go on here about how school is barely educational, how NCLB sucks etc, but you guys already know that, right? Sorry for long post. xD

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RE: I've come to learn and contribute

Hello. Hope you fit in here.

Previously known as Derchin.
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Blend in bro, also the last teacher who tried pulled that your lucky to be in america yadda yadda I tore her shit down infront of the whole class made her feel reallll dumb
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You are a very nice person
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Zagix you either suck so bad with tags or you're a troll.
OP, welcome aboard the SS boat my friend!
And just like my school in Australia, yours sucks ^_^

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
01-01-2012 09:23 PM
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Welcome, The! ... lol, nice name. xD

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(01-01-2012 09:42 AM)zagix Wrote:  You are a very nice person

I'm only an asshole to people who get on my nerves, she wants to talk freedoms and who has rights etc k we can play.
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