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User avatar #33 - mrdrpage (07/01/2013) [-]
Rant time:

I hate when a mother ****** likes to think "just because I dropped out of school doesn't mean I'm dumb."

Yes it does. You're a dumb mother ****** for dropping out of high school. Especially if you have free education.

Most of these people are the first ones to complain when nobody will hire them besides McDonalds because they don't have a diploma or GED.

Besides that, one of the only other options is the military, and let's face it. It isn't easy. If it was easy everybody would do it.

It doesn't mean you're dumb if you fail classes because you may not learn the same way others do. You may be a hands-on or visual kind of learner. That type of person will do better when they get experience.

You're dumb as **** if you turn down a free education because "I'm too cool for school."

Bill Gates had a genius level intellect. You don't.

As far as college/university goes, it isn't for everybody. It's not free in my country, so not everybody can go. That's understandable. And not every degree guarantees a job anyway.

Just don't be a dumb ass and turn down free education. It only helps.
User avatar #126 to #33 - instalation (07/01/2013) [-]
Genghis Khan never even went to school though..
User avatar #107 to #33 - simplelife (07/01/2013) [-]
Whoa there guy, who the **** are you to judge people? Hundreds, no, thousands of people have "made it" without completing high school. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs are just some of the most successful guys that have went that route because of their skills/intellect.

Second of all, not everyone has the luxury of going to a good school in a good area. You also don't know everyones living situation, don't know what some people are going through to generalize like that. I had to drop out because of a gang problem in the school I was going to and I got mixed up with the wrong folks (I did get my GED, though). Long story short, if I didn't leave I would've probably ended up in the hospital or in a ditch.

If you have everything going right for you, and you drop out of school for no reason or because you're too impatient to wait to graduate before pursuing a dream..then I agree, said person probably made a misguided decision. But who the **** am I to judge?
User avatar #114 to #107 - mrdrpage (07/01/2013) [-]
You still haven't said anything I've had a problem with. You dropped out and got a GED. That's fine. I said diploma or GED. Either or.

People with the idea that "Hey, Bill Gates made it. So will I." That's the people that piss me off.

I was going to put something about environmental issues, but I didn't know how to put it into words.

I'm sorry for what happened to you.

And you have every right to judge the idiot you described in your last paragraph. If you live in a county like mine, roughly 40,000 people, and unemployment is nearly 10%, and your taxpayer money is going to provide for an asshole sippin' sweet tea in front of his/her brand new Dodge Charger on the front porch with 8 kids living off welfare, and they are PERFECTLY capable of walking and lifting, you have EVERY damn right to judge the asshole who drops out and has close to no chance of getting a job to provide for him/herself because of a selfish/dumb decision.
User avatar #119 to #114 - mrdrpage (07/01/2013) [-]
And as far as "thousands" go.

"Thousands" of people have won the lottery. But we live in a country of 300 MILLION people.

8,300 of which dropout every day. That "thousands" percentage isn't a dent in how many that drop out every day.

Almost 60% of African American dropouts spend time in prison. There again, tax payer money paying for asshats in jail. That's not racism. That's facts. It's a problem as well for whites and Hispanics. Just not as bad. Still, they're all asshats.
#96 to #33 - jvjpgirl (07/01/2013) [-]
in Croatia, college is free the first year and all the others as long as you dont flunk a year, then you pay 400€ while repeating it
User avatar #72 to #33 - robertolee (07/01/2013) [-]
(I'm English) I went right through school and through college but I decided not to go to university due to the sheer costs of it and really didn't feel like being in £35,000+ in debt at 21 so I left and I've got a job and doing quite well. One of my friends finished school (16) and spent his summer studying web design and business just in his room, 2 years on and he has just received a grant from the council of around £2000 to continue his online business going. My point is anyone can do what some of the most successful men in the world have done as long as they have determination and they persist.

Also don't get me wrong I totally agree turning down free education is crazy in most cases but some people are so driven they just can't wait.

Reminds me of the quote "Aim for the moon and even if you miss you will land among the stars"
User avatar #52 to #33 - ivoryhammer (07/01/2013) [-]
I dropped out, but I had A grades, I dropped out because of health reasons, and then took the equivalency exam, which is better than a GED
#78 to #52 - anonymous (07/01/2013) [-]
I work like a SLAVE CANNOT AFFORD COLLEGE/ MASTER BEE MAD!
#35 to #33 - anonymous (07/01/2013) [-]
There are impoverished kids in underdeveloped countries who really want a good education. They like school, because they see it as a way of escaping their misfortune and being able to contribute to the world. This thought helps me appreciate my own education, even though I'm relatively fortunate.
User avatar #34 to #33 - Zeigh ONLINE (07/01/2013) [-]
Free education is great and all but the environment can be a real **** hole, especially if you don't have the means to go to a different one.
I dropped out and immediately got my G.E.D.
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