I think college is not a waste of time. im dropping out because i am just tired of school. I really wanted to join the army after high school but my mother was pressuring me to go to school. I wanted to make her happy, but i am not happy. Thats why i am dropping out. I will go back as after a year or so. But like i said before, college is not a waste of time, when you are ready to go.
Sept.,2008 If you can learn to think for yourself rather than want to think just like everyone around you there may be a good reason why you are here living now, and in this time in history. You are far beyond your disability,your outer persona, your family name, your gender and whatever else there is that tells you who you think you are in the eyes of this world. There is more to getting an education than the rhetoric, the books and papers you must read and write. So much more is that knowledge is a great gift that we must never take for granted. Each person does have something special they do well, better than the next friend or family member. It is your attitude which will determine if you will live well or poorly. Anyone can make money–but what is it that actually drives you? Become the solution to your tiny part of the world, not the problem. Little children look to us as role models even when we don’t pay attention to them around us. Do it for all that is great and good within each of you. We have a responsibility to think critically, to want to and like to learn knowledge. We have a right to disagree or agree. We must first learn to respect life–value it, then go fearlessly forward, higher than you could ever dream or imagine—do something good with the time you have been given rather than bitch over things, or moan about things you have no real control over….Look at what you can do well, and nurture it, develop it—and get moving—time is ticking away—you won’t have forever—none of us will….Good education has a responsibility that goes with it….You are still either thinking, living, acting like a child would, or you have finally decided to grow up, be mature and do something about your situation. No one gives it to you…you have to learn to earn it—so is with education—there is the system, and there is what you can do to improve yourself, and the people around you….We won’t go backwards. Yesterday is gone forever. We can’t worry about tomorrow, it has never been promised to any of us…all we can do is be IN THE NOW…Humility has value in it, never arrogance. Kindness, helping others does have its rewards. But, if you are only living to make big money, and only live for what your needs are, forgetting the needs of your community—then my friends, you will get what you give —its as simple as that. Be well—and go for it—find out who you are, we all have gifts—but, you are the only one who can use them….so find them within yourself—stop being a drag man…..
In high school, it is easy to be a star – even at the best of best private schools. You are surrounded by people who WANT you to succeed. If you pay a modicum of attention in class and are reasonably intelligent, you can breeze through your coursework and make good grades. The standardized tests are easy, and they even give you classes to “coach” you toward a better score. You have guidance counselors, friends, parents, and teachers who you can lean on in picking your future college and career.
1. College AIN’T like high school, nor should it be. You’re going to have to make new friends, or learn to get along as a loner. The major you pick, and the college you attend, are key. If you pick business, you are going to be FORCED to do a lot of teaming and networking. If you are in the liberal arts area, you are going to be forced to be a mirror of your professors’ social and political views if you want to “fit in”. If you want to go about your own business and be a loner type, you are probably better off in the sciences or a research oriented field like history. Choose wisely, and NEVER make your choice based on what your FRIENDS are doing. Why? Because you cannot count on them continuing in the program. As any grad will tell you, classmates come and go – continually.
i am doing a research paper on this topic and from what ive seen there are so many problems with this topic. Why would you give up on something that can help you through life? I Don’t think anyone should give up on going to college, just find what you want to do with your life and go for it
I am a senior in HS right now, and what I have to say is that some of you guys have a negative mentality towards college.
College is supposed to be difficult,
but also interesting and rewarding.
The reason why some of you were so pissed was because you were not SERIOUS about getting a further education, so you lacked the will power to continue. Being lazy has it’s setbacks.
If you’re in the wrong classes, change them, don’t just quit.
If you’re in the right classes, pay attention and be serious.
My gosh, some of you sound like whiney babies.
LIFE IS TOUGH! You should know that by now.
Another thing is the General Education Requirements at this school. Gen ed? sounds a lot like paying for high school classes. We are required to take a fucking PE class? WTF why do i need to take pe? am i going to be a professional weight lifter? NO im not going to be Richard simmions. I think that is just dumb. Not to mention we have to take a pre civil war history class? For what? WTF do i need to know about the fucking indians, we killed them all okay i got it. I know more than most of my professors and have won debates with them in almost every class. I think its bullshit, i want to goto a school that will actually teach me something. Not push political agendas into my head, i would rather make up my own mind about things and not be told that its a sientific fact smoking causes cancer. And that George bush is a criminal. I can make up my own mind. College is basically brainwashing it fucking sickens me. I think im going to finish out this semester then go to a Police Academy or into the military.
There is something going on that is not being addressed. It is the ways that jewish people conduct business and negotiate . They always want a little extra or drive extra hard bargains , more than other cultures would do. After a time people’s collective memory brings this to the surface, recognize how they have been treated unfairly. True Jews were not allowed to own land, but they could always rent land and farm it . They always went to the businesses that were most lucrative. This is what I have gleaned from extensive reading. Only a small percentage of Jews are doing this and making a bad impression. It is part of the culture to behave this way. Apparently Jewish people are more intelligent. The only way I understand this could have happened is by selection. I read that this happened because Jewish people would always want a “smart” spouse. The less intelligent Jews , left the culture, became christian or other. This is why the Jewish populations is not increasing in the same way as the general population in Europe.
I help students professionally to enter and often re-enter college after they’ve done poorly. The many reasons that some of you posted here for not finishing college are the same ones that I see in my clients. Yes, there are valid reasons why good students don’t finish. For those of you who ran in to health issues, including becoming depressed, etc., know that you can work with that. Don’t give up. I’ve had successful re-entries for students that had problems, so please persist.
I can’t decide wether to go to college or not. Reason being that I am a junior in highschool and I have yet to decide exactly what it is that I wanna do with my whole life and time…and teachers here don’t ever make me WANT to go to school anyways. Most teachers a my school think that just because they are teaching the class, they can act as if they are your parent…and when they are having a bad day…students like myself usually end up having a bad day as well…not FAIR!
i dropped out of college after 3 and a half years it was the best decision of my entire life i hated the bullshit. the only reason why i went to college was because i waspresssured to go, i hated my major and after 3 years of the bullshit i was clinicaly depressed. now i have been out of college for 3 years. im an electrician im engaged and currently buying a house. if you dont like college DROP OUT NOW! dont waste your time for a stupid useless peice of paper!