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I graduated. I'm done.
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I graduated. I'm done.

Fourteen years. I'm eighteen years old. Fourteen years of which were spent in pre-school, kindergarden, "primary" school, elementary school, middle school, and high school, all finished, and for what? The last month was probably the most academically stressful stretch of time I've ever experienced. I pushed myself pretty hard, but in the end, I graduated. With a 61% in math class. How's that for the bare minimum motherfuckers? Two percent less and I wouldn't have graduated. Fuck school. My entire high school career, even though I never failed a class, was being jeopardized due to 1 fucking class. An unimportant one at that.

It's all over now, though. I have no job. I have a plan, but no money. I should be getting a decent chunk of cash when I have a graduation party with my relatives, but that won't last long. I need a job. I'm going to community college in like 3 months. I really hope I don't hate the gen ed shit as much as I hated high school. I sincerely hope I don't. It's a community college. I seriously doubt it will be difficult. I'll be disappointed if it is. I need to get a job this summer. I don't think I'll ever get another summer vacation again. I wonder if I'll ever get to stop working for a three month period again. I didn't really think about it, but last summer was the last summer I'll ever have. I can't not get a job this summer. My parents are way too broke for that. Plus I'm used to living a semi-wasteful life style. Sort of. Not really. But I would like to. Or move out and be poor. That'd be cool too. Idk.

Anyway. I did it fuckers. I don't want to go to this shitty ceremony. Fack.

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06-04-2012 07:36 AM
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RE: I graduated. I'm done.

Good job man. You kept strong and went through it all. I'm about to graduate this 22nd of June.
I cannot wait to get the fuck out of this piece of hell. Get a job that suits you if you don't want to go to work feeling like shit. Although you don't always get to choose.. Personally, I really like jobs that don't have rushes, cause those are the worst.
Anyways, happy for you. Good luck on your job hunt!

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06-04-2012 09:14 AM
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That's some great news. Mind if I ask what field are you going to pursue in community?

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06-04-2012 09:22 AM
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Political science. And philosophy. Planning on getting a dual major, if at all possible. I'll keep working on EFO and shit throughout.

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Congrats man can't wait until my time comes.

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06-04-2012 09:44 AM
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Congrats, that's great news. I can't wait until I graduate next year.
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RE: I graduated. I'm done.

There are tons of ways to make money online. I will make a thread about it in the alternate income section (I know a ton of ways). For now, just sign up for superpoints. You fill out surveys and shit to get the superpoints. If you fill out all of the profile crap and make some fake accounts, you can spin the lottery-button a ton of times. If you get a ton of your friends to do it and click the lottery button every day, you get a fuck-ton of super points. I have used it, it is legit. 50000 points = 500 dollars give or take. Here, sign up. Might be worth it.
http://superpoints.com/refer/education_revolution

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(06-04-2012 09:42 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Political science. And philosophy. Planning on getting a dual major, if at all possible. I'll keep working on EFO and shit throughout.
I would go for political science and sociology, statistics, or economics. There is a shitty negative stigma associated with a philosophy degree.

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I'm a candle saleswoman.
06-04-2012 10:02 AM
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That's how I make money after dropping out; making and selling candles. Ive also had countless part-time jobs, such as being an IMAX screen cleaner. And from betting for myself on street races.

The point: There are many ways to make money. And I don't even have a diploma.
06-04-2012 10:07 AM
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Lucky,I still have 4 more years left and there's no way I can get homeschooled/drop out/ect.

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I once ran away. It didn't really do anything and I'm not proud of it, but it taught my mom that I (shockingly) am a conscious individual AND I learned about myself. Try that.
06-04-2012 10:20 AM
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(06-04-2012 10:20 AM)Slutty Nun Wrote:  I once ran away. It didn't really do anything and I'm not proud of it, but it taught my mom that I (shockingly) am a conscious individual AND I learned about myself. Try that.

Did you get caught or go back on your own?
06-04-2012 10:21 AM
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Back on my own. I had an epiphany that running away wasn't solving my problems, and eventually I would have to face them. Running away was only wasting time and delaying the inevitable.
06-04-2012 10:26 AM
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I'll be out in two more weeks. Right behind you, absent.

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06-04-2012 10:30 AM
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MFW Congratulations, dude!! I just graduated two days ago Biggrin
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Thanks everybody. And good luck to everyone who's about to graduate. Stick it out, it feels awesome finally being free of that shit hole.

Also, philosophy is one of the only things that actually interests me. I like political science, a lot, but it's not really as interesting as philosophy. I know you can't really get a job with a philosophy degree, but I find the content so fucking interesting. Gah. I don't know what the fuck I should be doing.

Also, thanks for the job tips everyone. I'll try some shit and see if I can avoid getting a job I hate.

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Congratulations! You were finally released from prison school! I still wonder what they charged you for. Oh, that's right absolutely nothing.
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Sell something
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Sell philosophy >Biggrin

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It worked for Bruce Lee
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Congratulations absent.
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