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Yes, i have learning problems..
So i will not get a job anyways.

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I want to be a rebel but I don't want to get in trouble.... so no, I'd never. ;v


A lot of things have been explained here


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do you skip school or would you like to? what would you do after skipping the school?


Starting in the 10th grade I skipped more school than I attended. I did NOT like school one bit and me and school just didn't get along. Besides all the jerks and the bullying the main thing I absolutely despised was being told we're all adults now and to act like one and then they do an about face and make me raise my hand to go potty like I'm three. I was always getting written up for walking out of class and refused to ask for permission so I could use the restroom. Screw that. Also school's don't like kids to smoke so they'd get onto me for that too. The Principal was cool though. He came to tell me to stop smoking on school grounds one day so I stepped onto the curb and he said: "Well, you're not on school property so there's not much I can do." He just turned around and left, hehehe. I liked him. He was also on the board of the private lake where I lived. Unfortunately he passed away this last year. He was a very nice guy and helped so many people. I really miss him. He also helped me to get everything set up so I could go get a GED and knew I was having a hard time in school. He didn't try to talk me out of it and thought it was a good option for me. As long as I got a high school equivalent he was happy. He was adamant that I get some type of diploma though so I have always appreciated his support and help in that matter.

So when I skipped I usually went by the Library and found a good book or two and then would go down to the train yard (it was on the way home and these old train tracks were a short cut that took me towards my house) to a set of old railroad tracks that were no longer in use. Back then they had about five or six train cars that just sat on a section of that old track and they were there for years so I would climb up on my train and read a good book. If it was too sunny then I'd either crawl in one, one had a big sliding door on it that was partially open and the inside was empty or I would sit on the back of one. There was a little ladder you could climb up and it had a roof on that back section and a small place that was just right to sit down and dangle your legs off of. I first found Brian Lumley's Necroscope saga that way. Those were some really good vampire books. Me and my train had some pretty good memories. I'd wait till school was out then walk home. I miss that old train.

I really don't advise others to skip school though. If I could go back in time with everything I know now things would be much different. It's not that hard to get good grades and pulling an A and B average isn't that hard. You just have to be diligent and work at it. I would try harder, work on getting some type of scholarship and then go STRAIGHT to college, community college, Jr. college, Ivy league college, whatever. It doesn't matter. I always tell young people to go straight to school. Don't take a year or two off to have some fun and definitely Do NOT get yourself locked into paying rent or living with a roommate. That makes it so much harder to afford school. Just get a good education so you don't have to work minimum wage jobs but try to be realistic. I've seen a lot of people take something like Philosophy just because they think it makes them sound cool and then are disappointed when they can't find a job. Chances are if you're in a small town you're not going to get a job as a philosopher or a teacher of philosophy. But If that's your dream though then go for it. You may have to move to find work but if it's what you want then work at it. Find something you love to do or wouldn't mind doing and make sure you can make money at it. Just work hard, study and get that crap over with and then you will have a good career and it'll make life so much easier. That year I took off never ended lol. I should have listened to my mom and gone straight to college but I've had a lot of fun, learned a lot of lessons (some the hard way) and I don't think I'd trade my experiences. They are what helped to make me who I am right now.

If I could go back in time though I would go get a degree in criminal justice and try to get a job as a Customs agent. I love watching those shows and it would be fun to go through a bunch of mail packages looking for contraband. Plus being able to say contraband on a daily basis sounds cool.
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Jophar_Vorin wrote:

Yes, i have learning problems..
So i will not get a job anyways.



People with learning problems or disabilities are some of the smartest people I know. Don't sell yourself short. We all have areas that we're good and bad in. I'm sure there's some things that you excel at and there's all kinds of different ways to learn. Unfortunately the school system is NOT set up to look for those ways. It's a one size fits all approach which is a shame. Find something that you love to do and go for it. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a good teacher who knows how to engage you and will be able to help you learn the subject you're interested in despite your learning problems. You never know until you try. There are also some jobs that are more hands on and they will teach you with experience instead of out of a book.
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TheOriginalStraynge wrote:


Jophar_Vorin wrote:

Yes, i have learning problems..
So i will not get a job anyways.



People with learning problems or disabilities are some of the smartest people I know. Don't sell yourself short. We all have areas that we're good and bad in. I'm sure there's some things that you excel at and there's all kinds of different ways to learn. Unfortunately the school system is NOT set up to look for those ways. It's a one size fits all approach which is a shame. Find something that you love to do and go for it. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a good teacher who knows how to engage you and will be able to help you learn the subject you're interested in despite your learning problems. You never know until you try. There are also some jobs that are more hands on and they will teach you with experience instead of out of a book.


I cant basic math, the clock.

6+7.
I still cant remember the answer.

And i have tried, i have just given up now.

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I skip my lectures sometimes, but not the actual classes. I pay way too much to do that.
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