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Has High School taught you any real world stuff?
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RE: Has High School taught you any real world stuff?

It could be more of the actual experience of high school that people are referring to: either do these certain things and things will turn out the way we planned, or do things your way and hopefully they'll work our for you. I feel like high school has really kind of changed the way I feel and think, but without teachers or administrators guiding me. So out of all the maths and sciences and English and what not (though I typically enjoy history and science more than math), the only real thing I carried with me from high school school were personal experiences and emotions based off those experiences. I've learned to become more an island than how to FOIL multiple polynomials.
04-05-2014 02:18 AM
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Has High School taught you any real world stuff?

As a direct response to this title:

No, it has taught me literally nothing.

All it taught me was what I never want to deal with in my life anymore, and that math is the worst school subject ever.
04-05-2014 05:25 AM
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