Sunday, May 15, 2011

Highschool drop outs?

Ive been on this position: should i go to University to become a Chemist? or should i work to help my family.

Many of you may have or heard of a friend that dropped out school, but what are the reasons that young promising students take that decision.

Reasons are as many as kids dropping out school; many of them would say money problems, or family issues, some even would say that school is not necessary, only a few will accept that its too hard for them, and the list could go on and on.
But what ever the reasons are, this decision shouldn't be taken lightly, any young student that is under the stress of making this important decision must consider further that the reason itself.

Find within yourself the real reason for this decision, don't cover it up with excuses hiding real problems or real feelings, don't say that you think school is not necessary when deep inside you only want to go after a dream and school is holding you back; why is this important, because doenst matter how mature you feel to make that kind of decision, you still need the support of your family, and you will earn that support with confidence, confidence on your decision and the reasons that lead you to it.
I'm sure if you are thinking on dropping school you must have a plan, if you don't start making one, dropping out school is hard, but its even harder to begin empty handed. An advice to stick to your plan? WRITE IT DOWN, don't stop if you think people will laugh at you or wont understand you, you have confidence on your decision right?? if you don't i suggest you to go back thinking of your reasons before you go further.

Even though most parents would disagree on this, don't talk to your parents first!!, they love you but they are more afraid of you making a mistake than trying to understand you.
Talk to your friends first, let them know how you feel and listen to them, they must have thoughts on themselves to share with you, take their advices, open your heart for them like you would want your parents to do for you.

Anything can be achieved in life with confidence, and you need it. Feel confident enough? talk to your parents, and open your mind, they will have a lot to say on this and don't worry, they sure will get upset, but in the end its your decision. Let them know your reasons, do it strongly and don't look down to the floor when you do it, this is not a game, its your future.

Keep all the advices you received, don't give up on learning, you might have dropped out of school but that doesn't mean that you gave up on knowledge, you have many options to keep on learning, correspondence school, online school and who says you can't teach yourself at home.

24 comments:

Xenototh said...

Of the people that I knew that dropped out of school, friends or not, all of them regret it. Well, except for the baby machine one, she knew she had no future in the work place or academics. It is just so debilitating towards future potential, that if you do it, you had best be sure that your plan is a good one.

CPH said...

This is very encouraging! Great post!

Amalek said...

Its only getting tougher out there, a bachelors degree is the new high school diploma. Cant get a job without it

OatmealStout said...

I should be applying soon, but my question is: "How am I going to pay for this" -__-

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Intraman said...

while college is overrated, dropping out of high school without a few opportunities to pursue is suicidal imo

Dejch said...

Well.. times have changed, if you are HS drop out today you actully have work but if you have diploma you are unemployed.

I have my diploma and i can stick it up my ass at the moment. Maybe it will become handy someday who knows.

ryelz_1 said...

Good advice, great blog also!

ApocTV said...

I only got my Associate's degree in college (2 yr degree) and all my friends went for the 4+ year degrees. I did it to start making money sooner than later and figured the 4yr+ degree wouldn't make a difference. Well, It's been like 7 years now and so far I was right.

theWhale said...

Very encouraging! Thanks!

Zeek said...

I dropped out of school a long time ago. Kicked out, really...

I just got my grades from last semester of college - FOUR a's. (Out of four)

Sometimes you don't need a diploma, just some time to wander.

Jay Reid said...

Only study if you're gonna stick to it, otherwise you've fucked up twice. Studying is great, but do something with it.

Leo` said...

If there's no other chance, you must help your family. But on any other scenario, studying is the way to go :)

Pappa Püllï said...

a bachelors degree is the new high school diploma

SweetShop said...

I'm thinking of starting over, cause I fcked up my freshman year :/

MarkeeTeeVee said...

Whatever decision you make, make sure you won't regret it in the end :).

Rasenore said...

Everyone I knew that dropped out wishes that they didn't. Most of them are struggling to do anything these days and just drink the pain away, essentially. Not much of a life, to be honest.

Prototape said...

Nice post. A lot of my friends dropped out and went to alternative schools to get a GED rather than a diploma. Their thing ultimately was they'd rather play video games than do work :P

paidvacation1605 said...

i believe there is always away to do both

ApocTV said...

Great post. Though it's hard to give you advice without knowing all the specific details of the situation.

Randall A. said...

I almost dropped out, but I stuck with it. Best decision of my life.

tcrosso said...

I applied for university just a few weeks ago
Almost finished school for good, (well until uni i guess)
hoping i get accepted, so much depends on it.
Thanks for the advice though

Nekk1 said...

I really hope that I will finish this year without any problems :3

Ghiver said...

Most of the dropout cases don't end well mainly because people who do that tend to not have much motivation for anything to begin with, then there is also the matter of luck, when you dont go to college either you work hard to get somewhere, or you are one of the lucky few who got employed somewhere neat by luck, out of 8 of my friends who did that only 2 got that lucky sadly

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