It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
And who is going to give a kid that can barely handle high school money to start an engineering company from the ground up???
If you are starting a business, you're going to work a helluva lot more than 9-5 in an office.
I also did drop out of school when I understood that it is not giving me anything and that those who were say 'study hard, son, it would pay off in the end' were mostly poor, broken, narrow minded people with whom I did not want to have anything in common.
While some of my peers are still in collage, being supported by their parents.
Originally posted by dahl
im in high school and i say fucc high school i know its the most importent thing in the world if i wont get an A,B or maybe C im fucced. when i was in 6th class i didnt thought that money was importent cuz i was 2 young 2 realise it so i didnt know what the meaning of school was so i stoped reading home works and go 2 school every day but know when im older i realise i should have been a A student or else im fucced. so im fucced i wont get a good job so its dumb that your whole life depends on how u was in school when u was just a little kid
Originally posted by dahl
high school is a place 2 make ppl feel bad. i feel bad cuz my grades succs and im late every morning cuz i cant go up that early and that letter u get on your papper is how smart u are in other ppls eyes if u got a D like i got then im not smarter then that i cant get a good job im 2 dumb and that sucks so your whole life depends on have your doin when your young. fucc schools, fucc the government and fucc the police
like the rapper dead prez said school is like a 12 step brain wash camp that make u think if u drop out u aint got no chanse 2 advance in life
Originally posted by bratok
I came up with a great idea for a mobile phone game and, as I did not have money to pull it off, I approached a company that already had experience in that field, offering them to make a 50/50 joined venture. Yeah, right, they said, 20/80 at most. And so we did it! While working with them I had learned how this stuff works, how this games are distributed, and my 20% were just enough to hire a coder to create a new project. Then another one. Now I am running another project, giving work to artists, coders and writers and have to more, bigger, projects in mind. While some of my peers are still in collage, being supported by their parents.
[edit on 17-2-2007 by bratok]
Say, what game is this? I'm curious as to what kind of idea would make companies bite.
Originally posted by WINGxZERO
Hi, i would just like to state that high school is really overkill.
Everthing about it is set up to be a pain is the butt.
I really question the need for all this extra "education".
First, school starts too early. studies show that people, especially young people should be sleeping until 11am. most schools start at 8am.
Why should you sleep this long?? well, it helps with concentration and focus, along with memory. All things that we don't need when it comes to school.
Then, There is things we dont need to learn. becuase The USA is falling behind Europe in education standards, public schools are stepping everything up. how? by requiring more classes to graduate. giving more work, and even less sleep.
nothing the school systems do is completely thought out.
the thing that makes me the most mad is how they act like you need to be good at high school to be good in anything else.
I am not an A+ student. But that doesnt mean I am not smart. You see alot of people with A grades, and they end up mixing with the wrong people and doing Drugs. Grades have almost no connection to inteligence.
I get C's and B'c, and I am alot smarter then some of the people with higher grades then me. I'm not just saying that to brag or anything.
I know what i want to do for a job in my life. And i see nothing but hoops to jump through when i look at school. The work I have to do is totally unrelated to what i would like to do.
The problem is, i have to do good in all of it if i want to do What i want to do as a job.
I see alot of people drop out, not because they are not smart, but because they just feel that this is not needed, and it isnt needed. but in this day and age its the paper that counts that gets you your job.
school is nothing more then a filter for success.
There are soo many famous and inteligent people that didnt finish high school. So what makes it worth so much of everyone's time?
I understand The material we study is meant to give us a taste of different area's of education, but then why is it soo heavily graded?
To me, the only work I picture this educational system relating to is some office job in some building, working for some CEO, and " I want those papers on the desk by 5 O'clock on friday..". says the manager
or maybe being a.... SCHOOL TEACHER.
[edit on 16-2-2007 by WINGxZERO]