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My perspective on school subjects
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When I was younger - in prime school, more precisely from in <--> 4 grade I honestly loved math. I spent time solving addition tasks like 594383495+4392854= ????++ . At the time that was a big accomplishment for me and I really enjoyed math. In retrospect I can honestly say that I maybe even liked it more then I like gaming and PC stuff now. Then school started doing stuff which I don't know what was, but something ugly. Something beyond comparison. They made math boring, by asking for only answers, not comprehension. So math become boring, and because of schools never ending stress towards a test I never got the time to really "take in" what I learned from math and I started disliking my favorite subject as a kid.

Math was not the only thing which school ruined. Chemistry, Science, Second language, and sometimes even gym.

So I just want to point out that it isn't the subjects which are boring (well sometimes, depending on what the sub-subject is), but it's the school.

I guess many people here know that, but I've seen threads which say why math is useless. Math isn't useless. Math is epiccly cool, it's only school which has made it so boring and tragic.

Today while I was at school, we were starting with a new subject and I knew the stuff so I didn't follow in class. When the teacher had stopped talking we were told to work on some tasks in the book. I had been working on it since I knew most of what she was talking about, and didn't bother listening to her.
So I kept on working. I was solving a task similar to this

http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/687/69721850.png


Now the thing was that she appearing and asked me, what are you doing? I said just solving stuff. - That's now how you are going to do it. Now comes the shitty part which almost made me laugh her in the face. She said. "You know, if you solve it like that when exam arrives you will get 0 points", and I was like. WTF bitch, I solved it, I understand the method. She was asking me to do it an easier way which was less time consuming. Now my way was much more comprehensive.

Well, that is not the point of this thread.

Then I said, I prefer doing it this way. - well that's not how you are supposed to do it. - well, I guess I'll do it later. - you will like this method more. - maybe... Then she left me. BITCH Noo

She was demotivating me and OM W F,

So I kept on doing it my way, but only to understand the actual way I solved it how "she" thought it was suppose to, only to know it.

So, the point is. Learn the subjects, fuck the school. Fuck school. Fuck school!
10-17-2012 11:46 PM
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My Math teacher called me stupid, just forget teachers.

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The way schools teach math is extremely unintuitive. One of the worst things was when they retaught percentages. It went something along the lines of x/100*100=X% or something. The worst part was always repeating the dull, intellectually depraved mantra "percent goes over 100, 100% of the time." What the hell.

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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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School makes me hate learning.
10-18-2012 07:21 AM
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Off topic: I advertised this on http://reddit.com/r/anarchism if you wanna check it out. Not the thread but the website.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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10-18-2012 07:58 AM
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Is anarchism a good thing or a bad thing? I thought it was a evil thing?
10-18-2012 03:27 PM
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We are doing Anarchy...

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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10-19-2012 06:39 AM
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^ No, we aren't. That's what the trolls want you to think.

Anarchy is a bad thing, a very bad thing. (But I'm all for a little mindless rebellion)

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(10-19-2012 10:35 AM)DoA Wrote:  ^ No, we aren't. That's what the trolls want you to think.

Anarchy is a bad thing, a very bad thing. (But I'm all for a little mindless rebellion)

What exactly is anarchy?
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Anarchy is a system of gov...actually, it's a system that lacks a government. Due to flaws in human nature, this does not work at all.

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10-19-2012 10:45 AM
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Anarchy is rebelling against something knowing society isn't going to get any better therefore killing each other like every human does now. Anarchism is simply human instincts at its overload. Like drunk Christian Europeans that are racist too.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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^ No, anarchy is not the same as rebellion. That's a common misconception.

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10-19-2012 11:03 AM
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Lesson Number 1: No matter how related the words sound, no word in the English language means the exact same thing.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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I remember I did that for the first few months in high school physics.

I never remembered any of the formulas, I just saw the information and knew what to do. The teacher didn't care, though, especially after I got As on the tests.

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(10-19-2012 11:05 AM)EmpathyLover Wrote:  Lesson Number 1: No matter how related the words sound, no word in the English language means the exact same thing.
That's not true, some words do have the same meanings. But, despite "Anarchy!"'s use as a catchphrase among the rebellious, anarchy itself refers to the notion of getting rid of a government.

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I think we are more rebellious then anarchistic. We want a change and better alternatives.
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http://www.reddit.com/r/Anarchism/commen...for_young/
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People have different opinions that we must accept.
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