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I just dropped out of school. Good or bad idea? and why?

Well online school and reg school in general has just been to hard for me i cant ever remember what they tell me and i have the attention span of a fly so i dont really listen ither. But what are the good and bad of dropping out of school, Im kinda sad because now i will not be able to join the marines but what ever i guess,, im willing to put my life on the line for this country but they wont take me because i didnt finish HS i think its dumb but what other jobs can i get. I just want a job that i can earn enough money to be able to live in a one bed room Apt with 1 tv a couch and a fridge all alone for ever Any suggestions?

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Worst idea EVER! If serving your country means that much to you then FINISH HIGH SCHOOL!

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yeah it does mean that much but i can't pass school it is to hard and i can not put my mind on something i dont like.. ill just have to be one of those people at tacobell or what ever oh well i guess
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You think high school is hard? Do you even know anything about the Marines? There is a reason they only want high school graduates. They need to know that you at least have enough discipline to finish your basic education. If a person can't do that, then no military unit is going to want such a person endangering the lives of the other soldiers.

But if you have a learning disability, you need to find a way to fix it. I would start by speaking with a school counselor or even go to a hospital and see what they recommend. But this is something you really need to take care of, and sooner the better.
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yep i know about marines i know iv already talked with a recruter and their sending me training lists to do I dont have a learning disability... i cant focous on something i dont care about one bit
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If you cannot find a way to make unpleasant tasks a means to an end, then you have a very bleak future. Sorry.
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No one can tell you if it is a good or bad idea, that is for you to decide.

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I agree with you anonymous !
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ok well i think its a good idea then because iv only gotten all Fs since like elementry so ima be a bum then
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The good news is your future is set. It won't be a good one but it is now determined. You'll have a life working at a mediocre job for minimum wage, most of your friends will form from that class of people, you'll constantly be making decisions about which bills you will pay and what ones will have to wait. You'll probably blimp up because you can't afford to eat a healthy diet. Of course, your health will determinate because you can't afford to maintain it. So....how's it looking so far? Like it? This is your future. Good decision.

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Yeah that sounds great... Ill probally be dead by 20 or 25 so it sounds good enough for me
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TOG: The one thing that may keep you from "blimping up" is that you will most likely keep the weight off by doing manual labor like working for unlicensed/non-union landscapers or contractors pouring cement. My son graduated from high school, but found college work too hard. So he ended up earning money by helping to pour concrete which is back-breaking work and causes lime burns on your feet and hands. He finally had enough and found that he could do the necessary school work if it meant a better life. He is now studying and working as an electrician making more money that he ever though possible. Maybe it will take that kind of life for a while to make you realize you can do it. I hope so.
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I should say he is working as an *apprentice* electrician.
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Start a business.

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Actually, one of my teachers told us that EVEN MCDONALDS requires a high-school diploma now a'days,.... how about raise your standards for yourself, go back to school, i know this will sound terrible, but, if you do choose to go back, at least go for PASSING grades, you don't have to go for straight A's and honor roll, etc..... go for a bus boy at any near restaurants, i heard a lot of those don't require it.....i'd know, (i didn't drop out, still in school) b/c according to my "boss", as long as you know how to take dirty plates back when people are finished, can serve the appetizers correctly, and place silverware in the right spot, you're good to go....

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i dont think im going to go back to school . But i will try to see if i can be a bus boy id have to learn how to do the dishes and place silverware in the right spot but it sounds doable
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i dont do dishes, if my place is like most, then you'll usually have a person to wash them, silverware is really easy once you realize most places just require a simple pattern, (details suck though, like "spoon 1/3 an inch off plate, napkin next to knife in certain direction", etc etc) but hey, thats just my advice.
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You need to have a HS diploma whether it's on line or in school. At least get your GED. You want a life of poverty, then don't go back. You need to seriously rethink this decision.

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You have just terminated your life, only thing you can do now is join the army

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the army requires a Ged too so i dont think ill beable to join that ither
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if you dont want to learn, no one will help you. if your determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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THAT WAS A BAD IDEA!! Don't quit school!! Just go to public school like a normal person. If you go to online school, you wont have class dances or go to prom! Witch is supposed to be a magical evening!

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i dont like public school im not normal iv been on online school for 2 years now and i dropped out today i have not gone to a dance since like 6th grade camp and im in 11th now so that magical feeling was never there and never will be
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Why would something as important and as critical to our nations defense want to take a quitter. You just took the easy way out. Go back get help and finish school.

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the teachers basically did my work and i failed im just going to die in the streets like thousands of others so it dosnt really matter im just a nobody
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That's a fabulous losing attitude. Stop feeling so sorry for yourself and man up. You're just taking the easy way out. That's all this is.
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Yep because im a loser i dont feel sorry for myself i brought it apon myself its no one elses fault but mine. what ever i am taking the easy out and i dont care anymore im done with my life anyways im 16 iv done all iv wanted to do
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So sad. One day you will regret this
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Your the guy I'm give $ to in the corner

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I dont beg id rather die than take your money
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School is to hard i cant handel it so i quit it. No one said its easy i know that iv known that since like elementry when i was failing then too.. Yeah i know its bad that i did but its good for me because now i dont have to try so hard. OH dont even go there kid I have ADHD,OCD and Schizophrenia so untill you know how to deal with all three of those problems dont criticize me about quitting school i have to deal with enough
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Ya there ppl that have 10 times more bad that you an there still at school!!!
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well thats good for them their obviously stronger than me :p
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Sorry kid but good luck
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i dont need good luck im going to be dead by 20 so it dosnt matter lol
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Well good for you
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get off the dope dope

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ok first of all since iv had pot iv done a little better in school so pot did help me but all of the school problems started in elementry in 2nd grade and i started getting all F's and they decided to pass me forsome reason and they wouldnt let my mom hold me back a grade so id just got screwed over i guess.. Or im just stupid as a rock one or the other
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Are you planning on living in your parent's basement all of your life? It is very difficult to get a job without a HS diploma and the folks with the GED's are often looked at after those with diplomas. Talk about the difficulties you are having in school with your school counselor. They aren't just for students with emotional needs. They are there to help kids succeed in school and prepare for further education. To quit school is very short sighted on your part and sabotaging your own future.

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If im allowed to hell yeah ill live there all my life! I have talked to my teacher they basically do my school work for me but i still fail.
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If your parents will treat you as a child until you die I guess you have no problems, right? Most people aren't able to and don't wish to live this way. If Mom and Dad show you the door or start charging rent, you may want to have a realistic plan to support yourself. I would urge you to take advantage of the free education, room and board while your parents will still indulge you.
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they dont treat me like a child who said that im allowed to do what ever i want they cant controll me, if im not able to live that way i guess ill be under a bridge some where and mostlikely die.Eh if they want rent ill just get kicked out and honestly i dont want to live very long anyways ive already had enough of this world im just waiting to pass there is no point in me living anyways
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You sound very depressed and a though you have no hope for yourself or your future. Whatever has happened to make you feel this way can be repaired if you want it to be. You have a choice to reach out and take your life and hope back or not. There are those who will help if you want help. You just need to choose to take it.
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Sorry, I don't buy it. Claiming that you are willing to commit to a military post and put your life on the line for your country, yet you won't commit to getting an education??? ...just doesn't compute. I mean really ?? The military?? Even when you refuse to pay attention and listen??? The military? Do you KNOW what you have to do in the military????

Finishing school is a walk in the park in comparison. If you don't have the guts to finish school ... then you certainly do not have the guts to get into the military. The military is not for quitters.

One good thing about dropping out of school is .. your attention span and listening abilities WILL improve. You will constantly and diligently be watching help wanted ads and listening for any opportunities to get work. You will be in direct competition with others who HAVE finished school. Just where do you think you will end up on that food chain?



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im going to die when im 20 i dont care my life is over anyways
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WHAT? What do you mean by that?
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i just mean im going to be dead by 20 i dont see myself living past that age its to long to live, iv already been here for 16 years n i think that iv been here to long already i just need to go off this earth i have no place here
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I don't know what to tell ya .. You've got bigger problems than I can even advise you about. You really need to talk to someone a lot more qualified than me. I wish you all the best.
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I know how you feel, believe me! I'm struggling and I'm in online school. Sometimes I just want to give up, but I don't want to end up working in a dead end job and living in a rundown apartment off of food stamps for the rest of my life. Get back in school and hang in there, it is so important for your future! If you don't, you're seriously going to regret it later on in life.

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your decision is up to you it will determine your future so make the right choice

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You have to quit your decision and join school and complete HS. But you cannot get good job without complete schooling.

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Dude. Go. Back. To. School. Four years of HS is easy when your reward is a good life with an honest job. This decision will affect your ENTIRE life. I'm not making this up.

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So many people tell you to get back to school. I guess, they know what they are talking about. and they are right. You may dislike school but be strong to finish it. It will take some time and effort but... it's not going to last forever. If you have education, you always have a choice. You can be a minor worker with or without education, but you will never have a chance to choose a better job without education. Knowledge is power!

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I made this same mistake many years ago...please go back to school. The older I became I realized how bad a decision it was for me. I am happy to say I earned my GED and am now enrolled in a private 2 year college and sooooo wish I had done it a long time ago. I would have been so much better off. TRUST ME!

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Go back to school, pay attention the get a sweet job here http://www.sweetusajobs.com

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BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go back.

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