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Kids deserve better than this
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Kids deserve better than this

In the all i hear is oh your here to learn annd get your education ..blah blah ..liars. We sit in class five days a week being told to work from bell to bell. What are we exactly doing that can help us be truely educated. We go to school many hous doing nothing but copy notes, and work mostly all the time. Why can we just sit home and enjoy our childhood not sitting in a worthplace working with no purpose. Kids deserve better than this other than being a slave to the system.:( WE ARE NOT STUDENTS WE ARE HUMAN BEING WHO DESERVE BETTER! Anybody else feel this way?
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It also makes no sense that people who are aren't going to college have to learn crap like Civics and DNA replication, unless McDonalds invents a way to clone hamburgers, or declares its self a sovereign nation.

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(05-05-2014 12:28 AM)DeadorAlive Wrote:  It also makes no sense that people who are aren't going to college have to learn crap like Civics and DNA replication, unless McDonalds invents a way to clone hamburgers, or declares its self a sovereign nation.
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I getcha OP. During the time I was going to high school I would have rather been playing video games. Playing video games got me to meet someone and made me realize what I wanted to do in life. Been out of school for almost a 1½ and I'm still not doing what I want to do because I refuse to open up to my parents about it since they were against homeschooling.

Speaking of homeschooling, I was talking to a friend of mine who thinks unschooling – a subset of homeschooling – isn't a proper way to be educated. He also said that he thought if you're going to have to learn something you don't want to learn (e.g. Algebra), then you're gonna have to be forced because if you had a choice of whether or not you didn't have to go then no one would.

He goes to school because he believes working on school, getting into a good college to get a good degree so that people will accept you for a high paying job, and learning your passions and meeting great people – that's all what keeps him in. The money and the people, and when he told me by people he mainly meant girls.

He also thinks that if he would have stayed with his parents the whole time instead of forcing himself to get involved, he would have been a really awkward child, and that school is all about talking to many other kinds of people, getting into fights, and making fun of the teacher.

He's a hipster and he has his group of friends. He's pretty outgoing too. Him and I had a discussion about schooling just for a few minutes (it got off-topic) and he just noted that him and I had differing opinions about school and life in general (not sure where the latter came from because I don't really talk about life and philosophy with him Razz).

Me? I'm more introverted. I don't really like being around people who don't share my interests or viewpoints because I guess you could say it intimidates me. I'm just a really shy person, but if you're into something I'm into then I'll most likely be your best friend.

I would like to be involved with professional cosplaying, professional gaming and machinima directing. Those are my big 3 hobbies that I'd like to make into careers. I refer to myself as a Gaming Legend because one day I want to be known as one who can get paid and highly recognized for at least one of those things one day. The other things I'd like to dabble in are SFX artistry and voice acting.

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Quote:you didn't have to go then no one would.

It's better there are few of those who know and want to know and thus know well, then many of those who don't want to know, and thus are unreliable in their enthusiasm and thus knowledge of said field.

Would you rather be treated by a doctor who was forced to learn medicine, or a doctor who eagerly sought to learn medicine?(thus implying that the latter would spend more of his time on his area of interest).

Typical fractured logic of some people. They speed across to a conclusion without taking note of the direction they're heading in.

If I go across a river and fall in, it's not because there's no bridge. It's because I'm a dumb idiot who turned at a location the bridge was not.

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