Originally posted by Pisky
Its a joke. No wonder schools are churning out kids without basic skills, as well as teaching them that no matter how they act, they'll effectively
get rewarded for it.
There are two main reasons for churning out kids without basic skills, in my opinion.
1) The teacher is not rewarded for success and penalized for failure the way people are in the business world. That's the ultimate reason for
vouchers, so kids can avoid the one teacher that they live in fear of, and go get the class somewhere else.
2) We live in a society where it is acceptable to BLAME ANYONE BUT YOURSELF for your own failings. Not every kid fails the class. Hmmm. Why not.
If the teacher is focusing on you, MAYBE THERE'S A REASON!
Yes, there are uncaring teachers. In your life ahead, you will have to face a number of people who are stupid/evil, and have power over you. It is
just the way the world works. The French, Soviets, and even Kenyans have all tried to kill off their bureacrats, and just ended up replacing them
with a new clique of @$$holes. You will always have to learn to deal with the petty bureacrats in this life.
But in the final analysis, if you succeed, it will be because of YOUR OWN DOING. Not because some teacher passed you in spite of yourself, or because
someone gave you a bunch of money, or something else you didn't deserve. Fortune favors the brave. That means that if you apply yourself, you
eventually overcome all obstacles.
Whether it's Bill Gates, Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein or Patton, the people who succeed OVERCOME obstacles. Einstein failed some of his classes, too.
But he was a genius and perservered.
Either you will master your destiny, or it will master you.
I have the best-paying job of my life, in a huge home, with a loving family. Yes, I lived in a crack-hole of an apartment for a couple of years. I
can honestly say, hand to God, that I have dug ditches and shoveled hor$3$h!t for a living.
But I don't live that way now. And why not? I didn't inherit any money. I didn't win a lawsuit, or rob a bank. I went back to school multiple
times, I worked extra jobs and extra shifts. I saved, I invested. I did the hard work of making my life a success. I quit blaming other people,
quit wasting my life as a stoned whiner, and started building a life in the face of strong opposition. And you can, too.
Only you can make you a failure.