This is really petty, but I don't have anyone who will be straight and brutally honest with me.
I need an opinion or advice, and I know if someone is going to be overly honest, and brutal about it, it's going to be the funnyjunk community. So here it goes.
>be me in last December, 17 years old considered to be highly intelligent by peers, teachers, and parents
>not that smart, just not a retard but school thinks im hacker god because I can operate a computer and have mid-level IT knowledge and assemble computers for sale ie: Building gaming rigs
>Offered a few scholarships for technical college, applied to MIT etc.
>High school going pretty good.
>For various reasons, mother gets scared of "thugs" (potheads) I hang out with and withdrawals me from school
>enrolls me in a home school program
>Jesus God, going from public school to private home school is ****
be me now, 18 years old. I just passed my GED(high-school diploma equivalent: a diploma for adults equivalent to a high-school diploma.) test because home school wasn't working out.
Should I be ashamed of having my GED? I often here a GED is not actually equivalent, even my dad has told me that before. My asshole brother tells me it is a "Good Enough Diploma" basically saying only an idiot would have one. I kind of feel proud, I passed the test without any formal teaching or classes or studying having been out of school sense December and passing with close to max score... I want to boast a little, I finally feel accomplished Like I did something.. But I feel as though it is nothing I should be proud of. Almost ashamed.
I am going to attend college now though (I have been accepted), before when I would have been able to had I completed the home school program. I am planning to get my Bachelors of Associates degree in Criminal justice and take several law enforcement courses, become a certified EMT and become fluent in Spanish. I am planning to then take these skills and start myself a successful law enforcement career. I want to do all of this, but before any of it I need to know if I should be ashamed of having my GED I want to be able to tell people, and speak proudly of it, but not sure if it's something I can be proud of.
Got GED, need to know if that is a bad thing. Plan to go to college no matter what, but I still want to be able to tell people when they ask about my graduating class, or if I should just dodge the question.