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How are most people good at school?
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How are most people good at school?

I don't know how, but how is it that people pass tests, or school and can graduate without even learning? I was wondering this because right now I'm in Algebra, and intensive math, but I don't get how if I feel like I'm just like every other kid in school. Like I'm in some honors classes too, but then I'll see like even the smartest kids (and I know they're smart because some of them I've known since elementary, and some of them you can really tell) and they don't even try, or they'll be talking the whole class or they'll be using their phones. But when I try to focus in on the subject I only learn like one or two things whereas other students when they get called on (and they're the students I just said that use there phones and talk and all of that) they like know the answer, and like I could've been paying attention and I didn't pick it up.

I've tried looking everywhere, I've tried changing the way I've learned and it just doesn't seem to help. I partially think I have a learning disability. But I don't believe in mental disabilities or anything like that because I just believe you control everything you do, well that's how it seems like to me. Which is why I'm hesitant to go ask my doctor or counselor or something like for advice because from what it seems like, if I do have a "learning disability" the only way to "fix it" or "cure it" is to give you medications but I mean I just don't get the whole concept of how that really helps. And I want to naturally learn, not "artificially" learn because of medications that are helping me. And also, if I can learn how to do other things then how come I can't learn about other things in school?

Does anyone have any comments, or advice for me? Thank you for reading this too. Sorry that it was long.
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RE: How are most people good at school?

By being obedient drones.

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RE: How are most people good at school?

Some people are going to be smarter and learn faster than you. That's a fact of life. It even happened to me, once.

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RE: How are most people good at school?

I agree with brainiac. I don't believe being "good" at school makes you smart as well, because basically you are just listening to what people say, memorizing it, than putting it on paper, than the school calls you intelligent for it, because they see it as learning. :/ In the end, you are the decider of your own intelligence, it doesn't come from having others do the job for you.
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RE: How are most people good at school?

Im probably dropping college. Its done nothing but hold me back.

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(04-09-2016 10:29 PM)musicandfruits1092 Wrote:  But I don't believe in mental disabilities or anything like that because I just believe you control everything you do, well that's how it seems like to me.

Oh boy do I wish that was true.

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(04-10-2016 03:51 PM)Joker Wrote:  
(04-10-2016 03:03 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Im probably dropping college. Its done nothing but hold me back.

Probably a good idea. College is expensive, stressful, and if you have no friends or activities to make the experience worth enduring, it's a waste of time.

Aint leaving without a fight though. They shall rue the day they fucked with me Mwahaha

I just need to plan it out and find people since it's something that requires lots of arithmatic skills(it's going to involve rankings and what I see as a lack of fiscal accountability that needs to be addressed)

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RE: How are most people good at school?

(04-09-2016 10:29 PM)musicandfruits1092 Wrote:  I don't know how, but how is it that people pass tests, or school and can graduate without even learning? I was wondering this because right now I'm in Algebra, and intensive math, but I don't get how if I feel like I'm just like every other kid in school. Like I'm in some honors classes too, but then I'll see like even the smartest kids (and I know they're smart because some of them I've known since elementary, and some of them you can really tell) and they don't even try, or they'll be talking the whole class or they'll be using their phones. But when I try to focus in on the subject I only learn like one or two things whereas other students when they get called on (and they're the students I just said that use there phones and talk and all of that) they like know the answer, and like I could've been paying attention and I didn't pick it up.

I've tried looking everywhere, I've tried changing the way I've learned and it just doesn't seem to help. I partially think I have a learning disability. But I don't believe in mental disabilities or anything like that because I just believe you control everything you do, well that's how it seems like to me. Which is why I'm hesitant to go ask my doctor or counselor or something like for advice because from what it seems like, if I do have a "learning disability" the only way to "fix it" or "cure it" is to give you medications but I mean I just don't get the whole concept of how that really helps. And I want to naturally learn, not "artificially" learn because of medications that are helping me. And also, if I can learn how to do other things then how come I can't learn about other things in school?

Does anyone have any comments, or advice for me? Thank you for reading this too. Sorry that it was long.

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RE: How are most people good at school?

(04-11-2016 02:49 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(04-10-2016 03:51 PM)Joker Wrote:  
(04-10-2016 03:03 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Im probably dropping college. Its done nothing but hold me back.

Probably a good idea. College is expensive, stressful, and if you have no friends or activities to make the experience worth enduring, it's a waste of time.

Aint leaving without a fight though. They shall rue the day they fucked with me Mwahaha

I just need to plan it out and find people since it's something that requires lots of arithmatic skills(it's going to involve rankings and what I see as a lack of fiscal accountability that needs to be addressed)
You should take into account the marginal benefit and the marginal cost of finishing your degree. The effort you have put in already doesn't matter because it is gone
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How are most people good at school?

you can be good at school, if you receive care from parent as well as teachers in the school. Even I am blessed with my parents and grand parents including teaches at preschool and highschool, and so that I am running a preschool and spreading the same for kids.
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I think that some people just made for studying, some for sport, some for music, etc
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(07-13-2016 08:12 PM)Cayman012 Wrote:  I think that some people just made for studying, some for sport, some for music, etc

except those of us who are just shite at everything.
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RE: How are most people good at school?

To readily submit to "and now for something completely different" suggests to me a lack of self, easily absorbed but actually quite passive. My class has a lady who seems "smart" and for many different reasons she seems like one of those few people i actually hate.

I think looking for meaning in things gives you a disadvantage only because most people dont know or care what meaning is, and so they go along, or follow along, more effectively

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