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Yes, on one side it would have helped you get a better job, but on the other, there are people who also started with slicing pizza, then made their own recipes, opened a restaurant and started selling franchises.
Originally posted by crowpruitt
Man I wish I would have finished high school.Now I am 38 and I have spent the last 20 years making pizza.It pays the bills,but what am I gonna do once its time to retire?I'm screwed.So high school sure does help in the long run.
Originally posted by Johnmike
Versci, what do you mean by health issues? =/
And what do you plan to do for work in the future without a high school diploma?
Originally posted by Wildbob77
The purpose of high school is just to sort out the people who will succeed in college from those who won't. Personally, I think that there should be far more trade schools for those that know that college is not the route for them.
Then, where you graduate from a vocational school at least you'll be able to find a job that pays a decent wage.
When I read your post, I'm pretty much convinced that you need to study much harder. Your writing needs quite a bit of improvement. However, your ideas are valid.
When my kids were younger, we never stressed grades, we stressed effort. THis was for whatever they wanted to try, sports, music, FFA, 4H and school.
They ended up at the top of their high school class and are now gainfully employed. You might try applying yourself very hard for a couple of years and see how it feels. There is no better feeling, in my opinion, than trying very hard and being satisfied with the result.