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Unnecessary school subjects

Hello. Lately I've been very frustrated about how I have to learn subjects which I do not find useful nor interesting and that has gotten me thinking about how it's been affecting me through out all of the time I've spent at school. At primary school I never liked some of the subjects and as a result I weren't particularly good at them. I were told I should still learn them because I might change interest later and go for a job which requires an understanding for these subjects. At the time I accepted that as a good reason but ever since then, until recently(somewhat ironically), I were determined to become a game developer and since I had already made a decision for which career I'd have it made less sense I still had to go through with some of the subjects.

I'll soon have finished my second year of high school and I have recently realized I do not want to become a game developer but teacher. Still I intend on becoming a teacher for the subjects which I always found to be more interesting than the rest so even now a lot of the subjects I thought of as useless still seems useless to me. Am I wrong about that?

The only logical reason I see to learn these subjects is so that I can...
1. get a grade in all the subjects so that I can...
2. get into university so that I can...
3. become a teacher for the subjects I actually intend on educating.

If I am correct about this then all the stress, anxiety, depression and other mental issues I've accumulated for several years thanks to these subjects has been for no good reason at all! Please, tell me what you think about this.
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To be honest every subject in school is worthless. Barely any of it will be relevant in the long run. All school does is literally waste your productive time.

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History is useful, but the shit they give you is designed to glorify authoritarians.

The founding fathers were huge pieces of shit. I can just say that, but only when you start actually looking into what these guys really did off-camera (so to speak), can you translate into today the reality that pretty much none of these politicians should be trusted or respected and that our political system needs the emergence of a really socialist or anarchist party to actually do things for the people.

but they don't teach that, and if they did they would ruin it

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History is useful for actually understanding what the hell is going on with humans today.

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