This post is dedicated to Annabanana and all other wild, strong willed adventurers.
High School drop outs have a bad reputation. It’s “oh so obvious” to society that if a person drops out of school they are a “failure”. Pffft! You say drop out of school, I say drop in to life. Sure there are those that give up and never try, but I know many people that have dropped school so they could get a GED and move on with their lives. Some people go on to college, some start their own business and some take off on adventures.
We do not have an education system that teaches people to be creative and seek knowledge. We have a system that produces batches of patriotic worker bees who can memorize well. I was so bored in school, I decided that if school was so boring, college would be the same or worse. It took a year of working boring low pay jobs to change my mind about attending college. So finally, I got an Associates degree and I am happy I did. The bottom line is most of our success is dependent on how we react, the choices we make and whether or not we decide to learn on our own. Now I know that sitting in a classroom memorizing rules doesn’t work for me. I learn much better when I can work creatively and at my own pace. I learned that failure is just a fork in the road that takes you in a different direction. It’s not all bad.
Do you think having a GED would stop you from becoming a governor, a famous actor, a business owner or an Olympic medalist? Think again. http://www.k12academics.com/academic-testing/ged-testing/famous-ged-recipients
There is a huge difference between giving up and going against the crowd to get where you want to be. When have you decided a different path was better than following the crowd?