Rex Garrod's one.Insanity_X wrote:you can be a success without graduating you know.
An example of a successful dropout.
Insanity_X wrote:I agree with you Ed. My life is going to be tied up with academia for the next 4 years (assuming I don't fail) but it is a rediculous blanket statement to claim that you NEED a diploma to succeed at life. If your friend takes a plumbing course he'll make good money for a minimal cost to start.
He might end up making less money in the long term than I will, but he also won't have student loans to pay back, and will be earning good money a lot sooner than I will.
Ed Burns wrote:Dropping out of College is different than dropping out of High School, which is what Nick's talking about here. Dropping out of High School will put his friend behind the 8 ball right away. Getting a job without a Diploma's hard enough. I wasn't the school type myself, but, I finished. I didn't go to College for a year, but I went after taking a year to live it up some. I'm still not the school type 20 years now since I graduated, but I'm heading to a Technical Institute to start learning for a new career.
RileyTaker wrote:Anyway, you kinda went the route that I did, Ed. I went to a tech college when I got out of high school because I didn't know if I was ready for college. The weird part is, i felt more at home at the tech college then I did in an actual college. But at least I did graduate from tech, so I do have something to fall back on if I decide I don't want to be in college anymore.
Straya95 wrote:Im not going to defend dropping out of school because now a days education is important and such, but both my parents dropped out. One at 15 (mum) and another at 16 (dad) but they had their reasons, my mother did to get a job to help support her mother and father being one of 5 kids, and school just wasnt for my father. Now my mums 54 and my dads 58, they both are still working and have supported 2 kids. So basically you dont need an education to 'succed' in life. Although times have changed from around 30 years ago, it still is person prefrence at the end of the day.
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