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Dropping out (of school)
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--What are your thoughts on dropping out?
I would never do it, and not just because my parents would kill me haha. I want to get somewhere in life, and I don't have any super special talent that will make millions, so school is really my only sturdy option

--And those who do?
Well, some people have a good reason. They need to support their families, their children, or they just mentally can't handle it...if thats the case, I don't have a problem with it. You can still contribute to society without an education.

--Have you ever wanted to drop out?
Definitely not. I have no other way of making it in life, and I just enjoy learning more about the world and what it has to offer.

Also, there are plenty of millionaires who have gotten the best education, and still turn out to be evil, money hungry weasels. Having an education doesn't really make you a good person, being educated shouldn't be valued as much as it is.
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It's their life, and they can do whatever they want. However, I think it's pretty stupid to drop out. Most of them are thinking about the present and not the future. sigh
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22 / F / Milwaukee
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i heard this somewhere about what would happen if u dropped out of school------>
"meet joe the hobo---->
he thought it was cool to drop out of school, and now he lives in a cardboard box and eats out of the garbage, so remember,dont drop out of school!"

nice message,dont you think?
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people have their own situations and issues they need to deal with not everyone needs to go to college

dunt think people drop out just cause they think its cool
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To me, I think dropping out is the worst thing in life......next to death... >___>
Its like destroying your future and getting a good job.

But sometimes people drop out of some depression....deaths....divorces and the lot.

Ehh...people do what they want too. Nothing can stop 'em.

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me? drop out of school....

I would eat a hat and swallow it whole before I do....>.<
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I dont think I will drop-out. My goal is to become a doctor to cure the illness in the world. A lot of plp lose there lifes to sickness. So I will stay in school no matter what !!!!
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29 / M / US
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I thought about creating a topic on education, meh still may, anyway...

Lots still drop out even with all the grade inflation going around...huh. For instance, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/education/01education.html?ref=education

A quick search reveals the high school dropout rate seems to be around 10% in the US.

What are your thoughts on dropping out? / And those who do?
Well its a shame, for a variety of reasons; its more education, dropouts tend to make less money, etc, etc. Though I would not think any less of someone by just hearing they they were a high school dropout. Not something I judge someone by.
Why do you think someone would want to drop out?
I agree that in the vast majority of cases it is not that they students are not able to do the work. People leave for a ton of diffrent reasons, its complex. I suspect it is mostly because of outside factors, family issues, missing classes, got a job, etc. Certainly a good deal because they just did not like school in general or the school they were in and were not sufficiently motivated -- thats the reason I'm most interested in. http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0303/csmimg/p2b.gif
Have you ever wanted to drop out?
I thought about it, but not very seriously though. Now half done a 4 year collage degree // 3.2gpa. For me, collage is better then high school but still meh. I care deeply about an education, but little for schooling. Until collage I did just enough to skim by, c+ in highschool. I have pretty much the same habits, the major differences I think are that I'm dealing with more highly educated people (in general) and I get to pick what I want to take, so I care about the class more, and thus do better.
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i had thought of it, but i never try it and i think i never will...
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28 / M / Honolulu, Hawaii
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I dont see what the problem is with dropping out. Im a 18 year old male who drop out of school. I got my GED without a problem and i am to admit i am not intelligent at all. My math is only in the beginning stages of pre-alg. My english is fairly well, and everything else is just a peice of crap to learn.

High school is a big waste of time. I wasted 3 years in my life in high school doing nothing when i spent 3 days taking a test to get the same level diploma. Im now im the Army and i love it. They help you stay fit, Pay for your education, Medical, They provide you with a home, most importantly. They open up so many more oppotunities for you.

Im living a good life right now. Im now going to a community college. I work a side job.
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24 / M / Inside your head,...
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it's their life.if they choose to drop out then it's their future that they're ruining(though i do wish that they didn't.)

and i'll ask someone to burn my dead corpse(i killed myself first)freeze my ashes,melt the ice(and if there's still any left)send it too the sun to get rid of the evidince that i was ever alive,before i would even think the slighest of dropping out of shcool. i don't hate school but i also don't like it but like everybody is saying,you need an education to get a good job.
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my cousin dropped out of university after a two years and now sells furniture and runs a moving company. He's doing great now. Dropping out of a post-secondary institution doesn't mean shit, university/college isn't neccessary to be economically succesful. Most successful people I know have a goal and a strong determination.
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29 / M / Home of SeaBiscuit
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cbisram wrote:

my cousin dropped out of university after a two years and now sells furniture and runs a moving company. He's doing great now. Dropping out of a post-secondary institution doesn't mean shit, university/college isn't neccessary to be economically succesful. Most successful people I know have a goal and a strong determination.


I half agree with you. A goal and strong determination should be put above all else. But just having those and be dumb as a mule doesn't help you achieve that.

Post secondary education isn't for everyone but you need to have some knowledge beforehand. Those that drop out of high school for self reasons are beyond stupid.

"It isn't for me."

If learning isn't for you, you might as well forget how to add, forget how to walk, or hell forget how to breathe. Better die than draining the tax-payer's money by providing you welfare. (Yes I'm harsh)

And for those that enlist in the military... thats only a small portion of your life. What are you going to do after the military? Be stuck in some dead-end job with no future? You better learn some stuff in that free college education and be prepared for what is going to happen after the military (...providing you don't get a leg blown off in Iraq or something)
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27 / M / North Carolina
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happyxix wrote:

And for those that enlist in the military... thats only a small portion of your life. What are you going to do after the military? Be stuck in some dead-end job with no future? You better learn some stuff in that free college education and be prepared for what is going to happen after the military (...providing you don't get a leg blown off in Iraq or something)




20 years ain't a small portion, I plan to make quite a career out of the Marine Corps, after that it's some well paying mercenary company, my military background will be very valuable to many people, in this day in age, trained killers are very high on the market.
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76 / M / Benton, Arkansas
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Posted 8/6/07
my dad droped out of school and it took a very long time for him to work his way up to the piont where he could support his family the way he wanted to and he always told me and my brother the regret he had for doing it. His favorite expresion was "If you take care of buisness first and play later life is alot easier." (wish i would have listened better myself)
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