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Anyone here dropped out of school?
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Posted 8/11/12
nope but i stopped for 2 years, i stopped 1 year of school when i was very young because i was dying. .

now im not going to school because i wanted money b4 i go to college (with part time job)
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Never.........................=-=
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I took a year off during college and I regret it.
I had to reapply to my school and a lot of my friends finished before I did. That awkward moment when your at a college graduation party with a bunch of friends and the only one not graduating is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. All those nosy people wondering why ur finishing later than everyone else

But I went through grad school pretty quickly and finished before a lot of people
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Winterfells wrote:


sarahhhha wrote:

siggghhhhh dropping out is one of my biggest regrets but I had some personal issues going on at the time that made it very difficult for me so can't beat myself up!


You've got the advantages of youth and the desire to advance, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to work at whatever you want to achieve in life. It's not at all too late if you want to go back to school either. I know of people who were in their late 30s before they were accepted into medical school, or started going back to college, and they experienced a lot of success.

Don't make the mistake of some of my friends who became mired in regret and never got out of the slump. Too much regret is so self-destructive and debilitating.

Clean slate, start fresh.


My thoughts exactly.

I've finished HS, got a 2 year degree, worked for awhile and went back to college (which is what I do now aside from working). It's never too late to seek progression, no matter where you are starting from and where you wish to stop at. I hold the highest respect in any regard. I grew up a good portion of my life living in a very bad neighborhood, where the guys in my school rather turn to drug dealing, gangs, and shady lifestyles rather than actually achieve something and make an honest living. A lot of my classmates, and ever a few of my friends hit that downward spiral and never got out of it up until this day.

No matter where you stand, progression is always there...you just need to reach for it whether or not it involves schooling.
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I know, or knew four different kids who dropped out of my highschool. Three of them are gone, two overdosed on drugs and one died from some kind of AIDS complications in jail. The other one is actually a semi-famous artist, I accidentally met him again at a gallery showing in Manhattan a few years back and I heard one of his paintings sold for fifty grand that night. I was instantly jealous.

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Dropped out my last year of high school due to a work opportunity, it was a great first job with a great salary. Tho after 2 years I got bored and took up my studies, now im so bored of it I wish I would have stayed at work, only good part is that I have Japanese class 2 times a week
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Agate86 wrote:

No matter where you stand, progression is always there...you just need to reach for it whether or not it involves schooling.


Definitely, I've seen a lot of people in their 40s, 50s, 60s back when I was in college, with kids, still working hard and finding a way to get another degree and pursue a career in another field. It really boils down to desire and putting in the time and effort.
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I dropped out of a college class I didn't need...
-Money was refunded, since it wasn't my mistake.

Does that count?
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Based on my luck getting a job with my college degrees it feels like it sometimes..........
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Yeah I dropped out of High School, 6 months through Year 12 and I do regret it, even now after several years later. I was in College/Uni studying a Diploma of Business Administration and eventually dropped out due to that I started find things becoming difficult and also going through depression/anxiety at the time which made things even harder.

Hopefully I will go back to studying next year with a clean slate.
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Well i didn't drop out of school, but i left when i was 16. I left on bad terms with most of my teachers and the school was terrible anyway. Most of my old classmates are at university now and to be honest i don't envy them.
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Posted 8/11/12
I'm a junior in high school. One thing I hate in anything is quitting, plus a bachelors degree is at the point where you can get by 'ok'. Soo yeah.
Posted 8/11/12

moratorium wrote:



I agree with you. I just dont understand why there is the mindset that college is only for young people. You can go back at any time and you set you schedule up how you want it. So you could have a job and go.

i had to drop out of my reg college and go to a community college because im unsure if what im studying is what i want to do. So rather than waste the money im just gonna pop out an associates of science. Then test the waters of the field to see if i want to stick with it.


Agree with everything you said. People making a big deal 'bout age make it very difficult and hurtful for people who want to go to college/continue college when they are older than the so called "normal age."
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I got "jumped" in high school (freshman year). Afterward, I really didn't feel like going back. I want to be home-schooled. But then I though, "Only a few more years left." So I went back. Graduated in 2010.

In the words of Kenji Harima: "School is hard." It's usually not your fault that its hard. It's because of other people; a BUNCH of other people; a BUNCH of other people that act CRAZY all the time. Even though it's only been two years, I'm sure that public school-- in general-- is worse than it was when I was still there.

Posted 8/17/12
no, i actually want a good life unlike some idiots
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