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What's your opinion on school?
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Posted 7/25/14

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Eh, I think it's alright. I can love it sometimes and hate it other times. There's always a load of drama, though.


It's all part of the great circle of life ^_^


I just always hope the drama isn't about me, because then stuff gets said and people get hurt.


are you a pacifist ? lol
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imbrreezzy wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:


imbrreezzy wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:

Eh, I think it's alright. I can love it sometimes and hate it other times. There's always a load of drama, though.


It's all part of the great circle of life ^_^


I just always hope the drama isn't about me, because then stuff gets said and people get hurt.


are you a pacifist ? lol


Me? A pacifist? Hmm.. I don't consider myself one, but I do think bloodshed is completely unnecessary.
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ayesharocks wrote:


imbrreezzy wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:


imbrreezzy wrote:


ayesharocks wrote:

Eh, I think it's alright. I can love it sometimes and hate it other times. There's always a load of drama, though.


It's all part of the great circle of life ^_^


I just always hope the drama isn't about me, because then stuff gets said and people get hurt.


are you a pacifist ? lol


Me? A pacifist? Hmm.. I don't consider myself one, but I do think bloodshed is completely unnecessary.


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I think most schools and educational establishments are deeply flawed and fail to really teach people useful things. Society in general is pretty flawed (at best I might call some "decent") so maybe it's unfair to expect schools to be better. That said, if schools were better then society could improve. I'd really like it if schools would teach children basic decency, humanity and empathy. It'd be difficult (especially since we all learn differently) but if people can leave school with the ability to understand and care about each other it might make the world a better place. In fairness, maybe that's more of a parental responsibility but I don't see why schools shouldn't work with parents. I find that people are more likely to acquire knowledge by their own efforts (since they can tailor their learning to their own needs) but schools could still help people to find what works for them and give them access to resources and support.

To be honest, it might just be better if they admitted that most of the working world is run on contacts and made school teach how to socialise and adapt to different groups. Sure, we'd all grow up to essentially be "fake" all the time but it'd probably be better at helping us to fit in and "succeed" (or at least it'd highlight the flaws in society, not that most people don't already know).

Hopefully things will work one day. I'd say things are a lot better now than they have been in the past, at least.

As for personal experience, I didn't really enjoy most of my time in education (and I've even done some higher education). I found it difficult to fit into groups (less so early on but as my tastes drifted from the normal it got worse) and I didn't feel that I learned as many useful things from my "education" as I did from other sources.

As others have mentioned, it does make a good setting for anime so at least that's something.
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I'm actually pretty neutral about it. I work hard, but I do so just to pass and have more time doing personal things. My favorite part about it, however, is meeting new friends and socialize with them.
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I personally had bad luck with teachers not willing to seriously want to teach something but just sit there hand out things and thats it.
This made me hate school because it felt like a waste of time. Now that i can look back i wished i went to another school and got a proper education. Having that said i'm now trying to get back into university and make something of my now bad looking future.
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education is a good thing

but school can be a very bad thing
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School is great when I am studying stuff that I want to study. That is what's great about college being that you get to pick and choose what you want to study for the most part. The college scene is much more suited for studying than grade school as professors are far more accessible and the library has a lot more resources as your disposal. With grade school, you pretty much have to take what they are offering you and you don't exactly have much control over it. Everybody must take English, math, science, social studies, and other stuff, and the only real option you have is at what level do you want to take these classes in.
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We guessed you'd be 15/16 with a question like that.

I'm finishing my masters at the moment - 'nough said. lol


Dude I'm 24. And what kind of Masters are you doing?



Yeah, I can see you're 24, but I thought that a younger person would be asking the question!

I'm finishing an MA in Celtic Studies. I'm writing my thesis at the moment, it's focus is a comparison on a piece of Medieval Welsh lit and a piece of Middle English. I also have a degree in English lit and Welsh Studies.

I used to work at the uni for a few years, taking notes for a whole range of subjects - it was so much fun. I got to attend courses in Chinese, Classics, Theology, English classes I didn't take, Media Studies - things I wouldn't have had the chance to attend.

I work at an accountants for the moment though, and through that I also take night classes in typing skills, such as speed keying, document formatting, legal etc.

I'm looking forward to finishing my MA so I can try and pick up a couple of other languages.



And hopefully I'll be getting a new job next year... ^^;

Also kids - school sucks. I know, but get through high school and it gets better. Uni isn't for everyone, other people are better suited to vocational qualifications, others may be better going straight into the work place. But the best thing about school is that it teaches you how to think, and you'll meet people that you otherwise wouldn't have a chance of meeting.

I was bullied from the very start of high school to the very end, it's horrible, but it gets better.

I'm ok with school, but I rather spend time outside of class, rather than in class.

Posted 7/26/14
personally think it's stupid.

making me read stuff I'm not interested in just because some group of people think it's important to me... it's so industrialized, science could have been way more interesting. but they're more keen in making me a functioning robot of society rather than a person who becomes interested in the concepts of science.
spending 5 days a week with people I have no connections to. all this is to build "teamwork" for the future slave--I mean worker of society.

I stopped doing stuff in class because it got so repetitive, there was no creativity. the same old assignments. Question, read stuff, write about it. Rinse and repeat. Same old exams. These repetitions drove me mad. I had to stop doing everything to save my sanity.

I failed really badly during my last two years of high school... because I just couldn't give a .... anymore. the same old repetitive tasks, day in and out. My brain was not wired for this sort of thing.

That's why I can relate to the anime, "Baka to test shoukanjuu" a lot. because... these tests and stuff don't really do anything for me. I'm a keen student, but I need creativity and freedom of choice, not repetitions and forced learning content.
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I haven't been to school since 2006, and that was high school. I wasn't too great of a student then, but that's because I didn't really try until I had a reason.
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Always been a bad student, I never liked school. My point of view is that it never teaches you useful stuff that you actually want/need to learn and most teachers are full of shit.
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"I just want senpai to notice me." But really though, it wasn't bad. Grade school had its up and downs but college was quite enjoyable for the most part.
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I think college is fun.

But the school system is meh.

There are subjects I don't need to learn for my degree, but are forced upon me because someone somewhere deemed it was. Also many teachers stop caring about their jobs it seems, which is understandable, they are barely paid to put up with the shit of growing kids, whom are not their own kids.

The school system I think needs a heavy revamp/overhaul to be actually useful, but such a thing would probably take generations to take place and put in. By then I won't care at all about it. Hell I barely care for it now.
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When i'm in class, I doze off but, somehow I get awesome grades... but I still feel really stupid. When my friends are talking, I have no idea what they're talking about because i'm always the third wheel. When my best friends don't come to school, I basically have no friends. When people actually talk to me it's always, "Can you draw me something?" or "Help me, I don't get this!" even though I am bad at explaining(which I keep saying) and I never take requests. I have always hated drama so, I don't take part in it or talk about it. And it is like 90% of the talk at school so it's hard to make friends(especially when most people actually hate anime and manga)... that are decent. Is it too much to ask for clean tables and for people not to be gross?
KIMO! KIMO! KIMO!

Conclusion:

- I have like two friends which I am grateful for(basically none when they're absent though)
- People think I am smart and that I draw good (even though I doze off easily and just draw manga)
- I am just a geeky, otaku artist loner, who is stuck forever in the depths of the Yowamushi Pedal abyss and has no hope of getting help.
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