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Study hard, get good grades, and find a good job.

Why does everybody believe that this is the only way to success? Frankly, I don't believe in the standard dogma - "study hard and get good grades so I can find a nine-to-five job" for the rest of my life until retirement.
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Wage slavery is overrated anyway.

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SoulRiser Wrote:Wage slavery is overrated anyway.

Tell me about it.

Its morbid but I like laughing at collar workers on their death beds.

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Re: Study hard, get good grades, and find a good job.

I believe in it.

The thing is, it's fucking boring, who would want that?

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
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Meh, someone's got to do it. We can't all land fun jobs.

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Oh I love you sheeple, quick throw a justin beiber at em as a reward!

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

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Do the cool people with fun jobs get to be the one's to throw them?

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If they do, I hope I'm one of the cool people with fun jobs. I'd like to throw one into the Grand Canyon.
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I experienced cubicle slavery first-hand a few years ago. I worked as a programmer at my dad's company for a part-time summer job. The only fun part of it was when I was personalizing my cubicle.
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BobManPerson Wrote:I experienced cubicle slavery first-hand a few years ago. I worked as a programmer at my dad's company for a part-time summer job. The only fun part of it was when I was personalizing my cubicle.

It was when you were coding right?
How much did they pay you?

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Man I hate people who think like that. Some faggot told me the other day that he's going to get lots of girls once he finishes uni and becomes an engineer and earns lots of money. Lmao what a faggot, there's heaps of jobs that will give you more cash that doesn't require uni. I know that an electrician can be paid more than an engineer(at least where I live).

There's heaps of jobs and careers out there that are "well paying", I really hate the whole "get good grades then finish uni then get a well paying job then be happy" bullshit. Sounds so depressing and unoriginal anyway. Even a security guard could get more pay than a graduate. You just have to keep your eyes open and keep learning about the different options out there.

On another forum this guy got a job driving around sex workers and got paid at least a few thousand dollars a week, and he was just a security guard/driver.
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psychopath Wrote:On another forum this guy got a job driving around sex workers and got paid at least a few thousand dollars a week, and he was just a security guard/driver.

Whoa, really? I want that job! I don't care if I"m female; getting paid thousands a week to drive people of questionable character sounds interesting and fun.

From what I've heard, uni and extra schooling is only good for medicine and law. People really do need the extra schooling if they're going to be doing something like saving lives.

The conventional wisdom of going to college=instant success has always bothered me as well. Particularly because right after high school, at the age of 18, I'm supposed to suddenly know what I want to do with the rest of my life. 12 years of wasted time not doing anything to develop interests, and I'm supposed to know what I'll specialize in? I know, college is supposed to be that "learning experience of finding yourself," but is there a less expensive way? The only way I'd be willing to invest $40,000 a year is if I were sure I wanted to go into medicine, but I'm not so sure right now. I'm also thinking about online business, and I'm already getting some exprience right now, as a high school student, with SBI.
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Agree

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Derchin Wrote:Agree
Wow, that was...damn. I think we set a new record for Lamest First Post.

(You know, with respect to a new member and all that)

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Rebelnerd Wrote:
Derchin Wrote:Agree
Wow, that was...damn. I think we set a new record for Lamest First Post.

(You know, with respect to a new member and all that)


Its short, straight and to the point, aint it?

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Rebelnerd is an elitest.

Also welcome. Welcome

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Hey, he's the one who thinks he's too good for a "hello new forum, allow me to introduce myself!"

But welcome aboard indeed, comrade. At least you're not a spambot.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Joking man.

Least its not an image like with akdonn.

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HeartofShadows Wrote:Least its not an image like with akdonn.
You must explain this.

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CrayolaColours Wrote:
HeartofShadows Wrote:Least its not an image like with akdonn.
You must explain this.

Akdonn an ex user who claimed to be a teacher would always just reply with images.

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i also had problems with the bad marks at school. but someone told me to buy a book which learns you how to study smartly and get good marks. i didn't belive him, but i bought the book and i was surprised to see that after i had read it i started to take better marks. now i am the best from my school Biggrin . the site from you can buy the book is [deleted] i hope you will enjoy the book and it will help you
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Are we sure this is a spambot, and not a troll? It's too lulzy.

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CrayolaColours Wrote:Are we sure this is a spambot, and not a troll? It's too lulzy.
Whoever it was, the link had some kind of affiliate number thing in it, so he/she/it was trying to get sales of the book. Here. By saying that. Laugh

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I'd just like to mention, that someone with such good grades wouldn't use such bad spelling or grammar, and would probably have a better way of making money than spamming websites without actually reading anything on them. Someone is a little silly.
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Jonno Wrote:I'd just like to mention, that someone with such good grades wouldn't use such bad spelling or grammar, and would probably have a better way of making money than spamming websites without actually reading anything on them.
Not necessarily. Giggle

Jonno Wrote:Someone is a little silly.
Definitely.

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Jonno Wrote:I'd just like to mention, that someone with such good grades wouldn't use such bad spelling or grammar, and would probably have a better way of making money than spamming websites without actually reading anything on them.
Not necessarily. Giggle
lol, though "best marks" do generally mean passing English.

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Passing English does not necessarily mean being any good at it. XD

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