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#16 User is offline   The Shepherd 

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 03:59 PM

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View PostPhilipp122, on Feb 12 2008, 11:22 PM, said:

I ask this because lately, I've realised that I feel like I don't really have a direction in life right now


Let me put this in perspective for you, one that 99% of all adults will not admit to... Very few people feel like they have any direction at all and it has nothing to do with you being young.

Hell, I'm 37 in 26 days and I feel like I have no direction. There are things I'd love to do but am clueless on how to get there. Several of the things I'd like to do don't have classes locally and I can't afford to go across the country to learn it.


Not 100 years ago, the only direction for people was survival. How times have changed.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:46 PM

View PostLynnch, on Feb 12 2008, 09:33 PM, said:

Get out of your home town for sure (EVERYONE needs this perspective)


You have no idea... living in Utah, there is no other perspective.. :mellow: Barely been out of state...
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Feb 13 2008, 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLynnch, on Feb 12 2008, 09:33 PM, said:

Get out of your home town for sure (EVERYONE needs this perspective)


You have no idea... living in Utah, there is no other perspective.. :mellow: Barely been out of state...


lol

But you're definitely right, as soon as I'm done with high school I'm leaving here forever. I'm probably going to Illinois. I hate the South. I've gotten so tired of it lately, it's unbelievable.

So I talked with my counselor today, and I'm part of the 3% of my grade that decided to enter into this college discovery program. It was free, and I get letters and e-mails from different colleges and info centers about discovering my major, how to present myself, how to make my application stand out, etc.

3%. I can't stop thinking about that. That's 45 people. Out of my entire grade of over 1500 students, 45 care enough about their life to enter a free college assistance program. And that's not all. I'm part of 54% that has a GPA of above 2.0 and one of 8% who has a GPA of higher than 3.5.

Is anyone else amazed at how many kids are throwing their life away so they can goof off in class? I mean, about 1 out iof every two kids in my grade is failing, and less than 1 out of 10 are passing with a low A average or better. That means that out of 1500 students in my grade, 150 will have a good chance at becoming successful.

I thought about that and it made me feel a lot better about myself and a lot worse about the community. Imagine, 1000 kids who have gotten an equal oppurtunity at a successful life have already thrown it away before they turn 20. It's really sad.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:21 PM

the only good thing i got out of highschool were the highschool chicks! i didnt get anything out of highschool itself though. i t wish that there were a way for employers to afford giving everyone health insurance and good paychecks right off the getgo cause at least then i could have started toward a career while in highschool. now i'm in the military, having fun, surviving in life, and working toward my 20 year retirement, but when i get out i'm joining the reserves for a second paycheck and will pursue what i really want to do and get that third paycheck. for now, i just gotta survive this trigger happy leadership that keeps sending us to war and i'll be good.

edit: dont worry about them, they're just making life easier for you. like my cheerleader cousin used to say "thats alright, its ok, you're gonna pump my gas someday!"


and vanders right, live life with regret in mind. it's better to know that the idea wasnt so great than to wonder if you would have gotten away with it. plus, you'll have a way more exciting life.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:28 PM

I need highschool.

Next year I am taking the following:

Math 1050 (Would have taken it this year if I hadn't PERTURBED off my math teacher in 7th grade).
AP Statistics
AP Physics
AP Government
Debate (Of Course!)

And whatever comes my way. I plan on getting into either a engineering career, writing career, or military/government career.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:33 PM

View PostPhilipp122, on Feb 13 2008, 09:01 PM, said:

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Feb 13 2008, 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLynnch, on Feb 12 2008, 09:33 PM, said:

Get out of your home town for sure (EVERYONE needs this perspective)


You have no idea... living in Utah, there is no other perspective.. :mellow: Barely been out of state...


lol

But you're definitely right, as soon as I'm done with high school I'm leaving here forever. I'm probably going to Illinois. I hate the South. I've gotten so tired of it lately, it's unbelievable.

So I talked with my counselor today, and I'm part of the 3% of my grade that decided to enter into this college discovery program. It was free, and I get letters and e-mails from different colleges and info centers about discovering my major, how to present myself, how to make my application stand out, etc.

3%. I can't stop thinking about that. That's 45 people. Out of my entire grade of over 1500 students, 45 care enough about their life to enter a free college assistance program. And that's not all. I'm part of 54% that has a GPA of above 2.0 and one of 8% who has a GPA of higher than 3.5.

Is anyone else amazed at how many kids are throwing their life away so they can goof off in class? I mean, about 1 out iof every two kids in my grade is failing, and less than 1 out of 10 are passing with a low A average or better. That means that out of 1500 students in my grade, 150 will have a good chance at becoming successful.

I thought about that and it made me feel a lot better about myself and a lot worse about the community. Imagine, 1000 kids who have gotten an equal oppurtunity at a successful life have already thrown it away before they turn 20. It's really sad.


This along with all the school shootings going on now. Society is on the decline :ghillie:

Thanks for doing your part to stay above it B)
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:37 PM

Anyone suffering from Senioritis? I'm a junior and am suffering from it! :ghillie:
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:30 PM

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Feb 13 2008, 09:37 PM, said:

Anyone suffering from Senioritis? I'm a junior and am suffering from it! :(

I've suffered from it since I was in JH. I havnt studied a day and don't always turn in my HW and I'm still in honors. I didnt want to be in honors classes, I've been put there...twice. Plus half my family works for the schools so I'm trapped.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:43 PM

if any of you have bad grades, but know that somethings wrong with it, i might have the reason! i did horrible in school. from 1st till graduation, i only held the a-b honor roll once in 4th grade. nobody could figure it out. i get in the military and take my advancement exams and i figured out that i just suck at test taking. i look at the page and it blurs, i start loosing focus and even get a slight headache sometimes.i used to think it was because i didnt know the material, but after having that happen to me on a test about material i'm good at i figured out that i just hate test taking andmy mind automatically goes into shutdown mode. i still havent ever failed an advancement exam, but it doesnt help me any.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:29 AM

I'm a great test taker. I took the PSAT without knowing a damn, in the morning. I dont even remember that morning because thats how groggy I was. My grades just fall because if a teacher cant teach me during their job, then I'm not going to worry about it after school. Rarely does anyone take their work home that they get paid for in an office, so I wont always do my homework. Trying to get us ready for the real world, bull plop. Of course, I could rant for days since I know how the education system works, so I'm not going to get started.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:16 PM

View Postghostinthewood, on Feb 14 2008, 12:29 AM, said:

I'm a great test taker. I took the PSAT without knowing a damn, in the morning. I dont even remember that morning because thats how groggy I was. My grades just fall because if a teacher cant teach me during their job, then I'm not going to worry about it after school. Rarely does anyone take their work home that they get paid for in an office, so I wont always do my homework. Trying to get us ready for the real world, bull plop. Of course, I could rant for days since I know how the education system works, so I'm not going to get started.


Same.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

Standardized testing controls the funding...and it also ruins learning. Everything is in preparation for the standardized tests so they can get more money for the school.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

View PostC9H13NO3, on Feb 14 2008, 05:20 PM, said:

Standardized testing controls the funding...and it also ruins learning. Everything is in preparation for the standardized tests so they can get more money for the school.


Exactly!!! How many times have I had teachers say:

"This isn't on the test, so we're going to skip it."
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:23 PM

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Feb 14 2008, 06:21 PM, said:

View PostC9H13NO3, on Feb 14 2008, 05:20 PM, said:

Standardized testing controls the funding...and it also ruins learning. Everything is in preparation for the standardized tests so they can get more money for the school.


Exactly!!! How many times have I had teachers say:

"This isn't on the test, so we're going to skip it."



Terrible. When was the last time you went on a field trip?
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:24 PM

View PostC9H13NO3, on Feb 14 2008, 05:23 PM, said:

View PostSaltandVinegar, on Feb 14 2008, 06:21 PM, said:

View PostC9H13NO3, on Feb 14 2008, 05:20 PM, said:

Standardized testing controls the funding...and it also ruins learning. Everything is in preparation for the standardized tests so they can get more money for the school.


Exactly!!! How many times have I had teachers say:

"This isn't on the test, so we're going to skip it."



Terrible. When was the last time you went on a field trip?


Field trip? I'm in high school... :wacko:

But, I go to Salt Lake nearly every weekend for tournaments. That's it. :(
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