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Dropping out (of school)
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Posted 8/7/07
I agree, if you have legitimate reasons for dropping out otherwise it's better not to if you can. I dropped out because of family issues but then again, this started out since I was little until then. Because of what I was going through at the time, I don't regret it. I immediately got my GED when I turned 18 yrs old and went to college. Of course other things arose during that time and I had to go to work later but I actually got paid quite well for working for the first time. My pay from my last job of over 5 yrs was actually as much as people who worked there longer than I have and those that graduated from college. But I'm still determined to graduate college. Yes, it's for my future and my own family's future. I'll feel a lot better once I get that degree in my hands. It's also for myself, this is one of my goal in life. I really didn't think of the future until I had a family of my own. I was too young to even think about this at that time in my life. I love learning, it's what keeps me going.
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26 / M / East Coast
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Posted 8/7/07
I would NEVER drop out of school. Parents would kill me and i would have no place to go.
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Posted 8/7/07
Drop Out are losers..unless you want to be in the entertainment industry, win the lottery, have really rich parents or have a special invention that you know will succeed, all above covers around 5% of the population. The rest 95% w/o a proper hs and a college degree will only end up being a middle income family for the rest of your life, if not lower. You have to look at the bigger picture, cuz you are competition with millions of people just like yourself. what makes u soo special??? therefore, droppin out is a no-no.
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21 / M / Memory Lane,Dream...
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Posted 8/7/07
i'd make sure i had absolute reasons to drop out.But i won't.so,ya.
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29 / F / elsewhere
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Posted 8/7/07
I would never think of dropping out, but I can understand if it's because of stress or too much pressure. Still, it's not a good reason for doing so. Most dropouts are lucky enough to be able to afford to go to school, and they don't seem to realize it. Kind of sad to see that when most of the people I know dropped out because of financial and family problems.
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Posted 8/7/07
Actually, money and fame can disappear in the blink of an eye so it's always good to have education as a backup. Eventhough I aced the tests and received my GED, not everyone can pass it. Most people have a better chance of staying in school and getting their high school diploma than passing and getting a GED. These days there are a lot of people with bachelors and masters degrees. You'll be surprised once you attend college, it's a completely different atmosphere from high school. It's actually quite interesting, not during test days, though. And of course, it all comes to being able to save up for your future. I've seen a lot of low income people becoming wealthy by spending money wisely plus they have other family members that also help out. You know what they say, the more you make, the more you spend so it all depends on you.
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Posted 8/7/07
Many smart people have dropped out of college.
the people who made google dropped out of harvard(i think) and made millions of dollars.
my friends in the army dropped out of college. now, they are working in military intelligence WITH a TOP SECRET CLEARANCE. less than 1 percent of the US is in the army. 1 percent of them have Top Secret Clearance. NOW, tell me why dropping out is being a loser.
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Posted 8/7/07

Yeah, I know some really old guys in the seventh and eight grade. I don’t believe the 17 years old though, because eventually they kick you out. Like they don’t let 25 year olds in high school.

Well, I do know a 20 year old who went all the way through school (except collage) and can’t read. That’s because in this state they are not allowed to hold you back without the parent’s permission.

Stupid. To answer you questions:


What are your thoughts on dropping out- Sometimes dropping out is the best line of action open to you. This is rare, but it does occur. I have a friend who has to work two jobs, plus he mows lawns on the side, because he’s raising his daughter and two siblings. (his fathers a drunk and his mother is gone. Maybe dead, they don’t know, she jest up and vanished one night. I think she ran off, and if that’s true she’s a coward and should be legally fixed. Just like people who use abortion as birth control. Anyway, unless it’s a necessity I don’t recommend it.

And those who do-I’m sure you could find that statistics somewhere. If I had to guess I’d say probably poor people with harsh situations and bad influences.

Why do you think someone would want to drop out- Necessity, laziness, a lot of reasons.


Have you ever wanted to drop out- I’ve tried. My mother wouldn’t let me. Nagged me until I went back after about a week of absences. Total pain, the make up work… -_-… Teach me. I tried because I was sick of dealing with teachers who have the IQ on par with the average CRer. (-12)

Or have you done so already- No.


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25 / M / Earth =)
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Posted 8/7/07
The thought of dropping out never occurred me, strangely. Schools never really been that stressful or important to me, and tho sometimes when I have a mountain of work to finish, and all hope seems lost, dropping out just seems stupid. I mean if you're already in a hole with school being so stressful, wouldn't dropping out be like digging your own grave? High school diplomas a necessity, the minimum needed to have a more or less successful life, and giving up will get you no where. I just don't understand why people do it...
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25 / M / Moving around or...
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Posted 8/7/07
What are your thoughts on dropping out?
Not much thought, just happens.

And those who do?
They're not bad people.

Why do you think someone would want to drop out?
For something important, or because they're bored.


Have you ever wanted to drop out?
WHo hasn't?

Or have you done so already?
Nuh uh...
Posted 8/7/07
i never thought of dropping out of school..even though it gives me a lot of stress sumtyms...i want to help out my family so i want to stick to school as much as possible...i want a promising job in the future not just a job in a factory but a great job with a high salary....
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25 / F / "Planet" Pluto
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Posted 8/7/07
i have not and will not drop out...my parents would kill me before i do
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28 / M / dime's graveyard...
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Posted 10/18/07
man i cant afford to drop out from school..my parents will kill me if i did..
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26 / M / Baton Rouge, LA
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Posted 10/18/07
Droped out already but i'm going to college soon,got my GED already.
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27 / M / singapore
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Posted 10/18/07
parent keep saying how much they love us ... they should let us do what we like...if you want to be an artise why for learn maths.. science ...
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