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I Have Some "Mental" Problem Against School
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I Have Some "Mental" Problem Against School

If someone brings up the topic of school in real life, I just go crazy, argue, and yell. I get senseless. School left a scar on my mind. I just can't STAND going to the place.

"It does a fool no good to spend money on an education. Why? Because he has no common sense."-George Bush
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School Haunts My Mind

Quote:I just can't STAND going to the place.
Neither can we

"When will the world listen to reason? I have a feeling it'll be a long time." --Dexter Holland

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RE: School Haunts My Mind

Your not the only going through this.
09-25-2013 02:26 PM
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School Haunts My Mind

Reminds me of this thread:

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School Haunts My Mind

See TV Tropes: Berserk Button

What you might consider doing, is translate that response into a more coherent set of speeches. Spend some time, before you get triggered in the moment, and write out (or speak and record) your thoughts, feelings, and so on, and evolve them into something people might understand.

That kind of thing can be a good way to learn, and it can be therapeutic. Keep in mind you're not alone, and even many educators are asking how to change school to be totally learner-based and not a prison-like source of scars.

The more articulate we can all get, without losing that passion, the more there will be a chance that people will listen. Proposing alternatives can also help... if people think nothing can be done, they're less likely to listen.

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