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Apparently nothing matters except grades.
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Apparently nothing matters except grades.

Well, dad, you're wrong. I care more about learning than so many things and if you, for some reason, think I'm not learning when I'm outside of school, you're either right because you took away my sources of learning, or you're horribly wrong.

To my dad, my false form of education and grades are the only things that matter for his reason to force me to go to school. Learning is almost at the bottom of the list if it's even on there.

I'm feeling a mental breakdown. Deep inside me. One day at school it's going to either come out in the form of rage or the form of tears.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
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(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: Apparently nothing matters except grades.

Sounds like that herd brainwashing has gripped your dads peanut brain hard. trust me they won't matter and this is after graduating in 2008.

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RE: Apparently nothing matters except grades.

Hug

I don't understand why people actually believe grades are important. Makes no sense to me at all...

Good luck man.

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RE: Apparently nothing matters except grades.

Grades are ONLY important when you apply for college, uni or a job. And the grades are read by computers as far as I know.

School should be about learning skills which get you far in life, including skills to get grades (though all I've learned is that most people are narrow-minded pricks). Learning is what gets grades. Your dad should know that and if he doesn't, then he hasn't learnt a single thing from being in school.

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RE: Apparently nothing matters except grades.

(04-23-2012 06:02 AM)Sneaxx Wrote:  Grades are ONLY important when you apply for college, uni or a job. And the grades are read by computers as far as I know.

School should be about learning skills which get you far in life, including skills to get grades (though all I've learned is that most people are narrow-minded pricks). Learning is what gets grades. Your dad should know that and if he doesn't, then he hasn't learnt a single thing from being in school.

Thank you for telling me a lot of what I already know.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: Apparently nothing matters except grades.

(04-22-2012 10:58 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hug

I don't understand why people actually believe grades are important. Makes no sense to me at all...

Good luck man.

But can't you understand? Grades are needed for comparison. Because if you don't compare you'll never know the current status of the class! You'll never know the person behind the grades if there are no grades!!!einselfeinself!!!!!oneelvenoneeleven!!111!1

Yeah...that is not my opinion, just sayin'.

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