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How many of you on here think education is really important?

linkinpark232
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6 months ago
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I don't think people at my school are cool when they just don't care about their grades. They aren't going to get anywhere at all. I strive to get get all A's and then I'm put in classes that have the right amount of idiots to be stupid. Just because you don't want to look like a total dingbat doesn't mean you can't be popular or fun to hangout with. It's more so a matter of wanting to achieve something rather than taking the easy way out by being a loser and just being a sucky person.
johnny [staff]
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I think school and high school is basically there just to teach you to do stuff that you don't wanna do. E.g. you have 12 different subjects at the same time, nobody is really interested in 12 different things. It's just training so that when your bosses later in life will give you shit to do, you'll do it, no questions asked.

I really hated high school and got crappy grades because I didn't put a lot of work in. But I really loved university and am now doing a PhD in computer science. I think education is important if you don't have an alternative plan what to do in life without education.
Marko1960
Posts: 1013
Take it from me Link, stick in at school and bollocks to what anyone thinks, what will they think in ten years time when you go through MacDonalds drive through in your Corvette and they are the ones serving you. I ended up becoming a Plasterer and it's VERY physically demanding and the older I get the more demanding it gets, I wish I had a degree!
By the way, I used Corvette as an example, feel free to type in whichever car is your dream car
depends what you wanna do really….. if you want a trade like painting or something good grades don't mean that much as you get your marks from a specialized college course. you can get in with a GED. if you want to be a doctor or lawyer or scientist its very important. i repair electronics from home and work for a charity 2 days a week and im doing good
linkinpark232
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Marko I would go with a 68 Camaro but I'll take a Corvette. Lol.
LoudLon [moderator]
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Like I tell my daughter, school's good for learning how to socialize and interact with others, but priority number one are her grades. She can hang out with her friends between classes and after school as much as she wants, she can participate in after-school activities and sports all she wants, she can play video games and watch TV all she wants, but the instant her grades slip, all that other stuff goes away until she gets her grades back up. Because earning good grades isn't just about learning math and English and all that; it's also about learning how to apply one's self to completing a task, and the boost in confidence which comes from accomplishing something.

Sure, you may not end up having to use Calculus later in life, but there will most definitely come a time in your life when you'll need to apply yourself to accomplish something, and you'll need the confidence to believe that you can.
you are right to a degree lon but in the teenage years school isn't important depending on who the person is. if their passion is say building guitars and playing guitar. they need music lessons and a luthier course which does not require highschool. i do agree that the first 8 or 9 grades are good for routine and goals. after some time tho they can get that same feeling and more from finishing much larger life tasks if thats the path they take.
LoudLon [moderator]
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I'm right to every single degree, Slam. School's always important. Folks can dream about being career musicians or artists to their heart's content, but the reality is that very, very few actually make it to the big time, let alone make enough money from music or art to support a decent lifestyle.

Just ask any high school drop out. Nine times out of ten, they'll tell you they wish they would have stayed in school. That diploma – not to mention the grades behind it – can make a world of difference. On this subject I will never bend.
DANNYBASSMAN93 [top submitter]
Posts: 510
its 999999999999999NEIN% Important !!!


Thanks to education i managed to study and be well be prepare to take the ASVAB (the military service entrance exam ) to apply for the air force and my grade was so good thanks to that i can apply for any job in the airforce that i want.


As well as the fact that im going to finish my bachelors degree in architecture and engineering with the air force and do my masters in both with them as well.

So yeah its that important
Marko1960
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Marko I would go with a 68 Camaro but I'll take a Corvette. Lol.
Thought you'd want a Thunderbird lol
Marko1960
Posts: 1013
To cut a long story short, the better the education the better the job, having said that, round here the drug dealers are running around in Range Rovers and none of them has a degree

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