Has anybody here dropped out of high school? I'm about to go into year 11 and don't see it taking me anywhere, i won't go to university or college. it seems like a waste of time.
You fucking moron. Dropping out of school almost never works out. You're not going to be one of the success stories.
Not even a dropout, but don't. It's #free anyway, and you need a diploma or equivalent to do pretty much anything these days. Hell, you might even be hard- pressed to find a shovel-swinging job in some places without a ged.
I'm certain there are people on this board that have dropped out of highschool (maybe even middle school) but I dropped out of college.
The school system is really messed up, you're basically graded on how well you suck-up. If you're gonna be a NEET or be self employed/freelance, its better to just not go.
Yeah I dropped out of year 11 because I was couldn't cope. But I don't give a fuck about success, death, relationships, or really anything for that matter. I'm leaving home in two weeks to go hitch hiking and shit. Will probably kill myself at some point when I get bored. Life is just fucking strange and it's treated way too seriously for me. I just wanna laugh and cry and meet some new people before I leave this shit stained world.
But if you do want to have a "real life", don't drop out. It will change your life and really set you back.
No problem brah
Just know what you are getting yourself into. I will give you a little of my story so you can see it from my perspective.
>be really young, first grade
>be praised for being really smart
>love physics, especially black holes because they make time weird and less generic
>be labelled as gifted
>turn 11, come down with major depression
>later diagnosed as existential depression
>realised life is meaningless and I can do whatever the fuck I want
>realised I don't want a family, job, kids (I think it's cruel to make new people), and I can die whenever I want
>gifted my ass
>go to smart people school because parents thought it would help
>haven't done school work in years
>drop out, do lots of hiking and shit because love being innawoods
>about to leave and be "independent" while scabbing off generous people
>still hate life but better than ever
Good luck man, hope whatever you choose works out for you. I won't say it will get better, it will probably get worse, but just try to have fun and give no fucks. Works pretty well for me I reckon.
I just didn't go to school any more. If I was told to get out of bed I would tell them to fuck off, or I would get up and go for a walk and chill by myself. My mum slowly got used to the idea because I started saying that making me go to school was killing me from the inside, blah blah blah. But you don't live to please your parents, and how badly can they really punish you? If worse comes to worse, you can just gather what you need to travel and leave without really saying goodbye. But as long as you are over 16, legally (at least in my country) they can't do shit. If you are under they can call the cops to escort you, but it's really up to you how you present them with the idea you are leaving school. It's your parents, you should know how to pull their heart strings.
Why the fuck does that matter? I'm old enough to make decisions, understand ramifications, know who I am, and be on this shitty website.
18, I'm legally an adult. And I can buy booze. Straya mother fuckers
You're going to fuck your life up.
Just speak with the school councilor. Seriously. Employers look at people with GED's as retarded.
Also, you should consider some college stuff. You can spend most of your time at college instead of at school.
Dropping out will be a major set back.
You will want to try to get into university. It is not a waste of time. Many people look at all the shit that you went through and they look at you and say that you are dedicated at what you are doing and follow through.
College opens up a lot of opportunities, it teaches you how to find what you need to be successful, and it helps you learn shit that you wouldn't be able to learn without the right framework.
You're going to regret dropping out OP. Just suffer through it. Talk to an adult about what to do. I hated high school, but I figured out how to play the game. That's all you have to do.
Currently 18, dropped out of high school in 11th grade because I kept having like panic things where I needed to leave or I would get really anxious like o m g need to get out now. I drove away from school 5/5 days a week maybe stayed for a few of the classes.
As for where I am right now, and a little after I quit.
I was comfy for about 5-6 months, didn't do anything but lay around the basement.
Went to one GED class session, quit.
Am getting hired at Walmart as 2nd shift in stock, got the job two days ago. Am gonna work and go back to get my GED, hopefully go to college and be successful and find a job I enjoy. ( Desk job)
Basically i'm going to be a wagecuck, live in a 300$ a month apartment. Play games and try desperately to find someone to love me for who I am.
A lazy fucking despicable piece of shit.
K so, yeah. It's been alright.
I'm depressed a little, but I jerk off, find online friends, play games, and sleep till 3pm because I work 4-5-10 shifts these first few weeks. Then I switch to 2-10. Which is perfectly fine. I can get to sleep at a decent time, wake up early and game 6-7 hours of my day away. I get M and F off always.
If possible, don't drop out. If you do, it's not the end of your life. Talk to your student counselor about taking ged classes. You will have to push quite hard, and maybe even tell your parents you absolutely will not go. If you're already almost 18. They can't really do much. You can't force a human to do anything if they are resilient. I didn't put much effort. Just started skipping school. Talking to a therapist. I really should do that, I quit doing that too.
Not true, you can build a great resume with a ged as a basis. Plenty of certificates you can go earn to show companies you truly would be an employee. Don't give me this, you need to go to college to survive and thrive. You don't. End of story.
Fuck the game and fuck the rules. Just because the dice says 4 doesn't mean you have to move 4 spaces. Think for yourself and go out and live. Leave the God dammed board and make yourself some tendies. Fuck this world and fuck this maze. We are all fucking rats caught up in morality. Live while you still have some vitality rather than waiting till retirement.
You shouldn't want to be anything other than yourself. Just live and do whatever you want. Don't create an image of some lifestyle because life never goes by expectations. Just be in the moment.
do web design. pirate some books on regular design and google whatever bullshit you need along the way and you'll be set. Most of the work is done with frameworks anyways. Who knows, maybe between jerking off to animu and sucking mediocrity's dick you'll actually want to do something.
btw pleasure from learning has no cap
this is exactly what i did. dont drop out anon. just fuck around and graduate. i have a feeling your from australia. i got an atar of 54 from doing literally fuck all the last 2 years of highschool and skipped like 2 or 3 days a week in the final months of school
I really, really wouldn't recommend it. If you're not interested in going further, that's fine, but at least scrape through highschool so you have the opportunity to do more if you change your mind eventually.
Also, get the fuck off this place, even if you are 18, you're still developing, and you're already developing opinions obviously influenced by this board.
Just finish school and decide what you want from that point, where you can choose more openly.
Depends on where you are, but I believe that if you're over the age where school isn't mandatory, your parents no longer have any obligation to keep you around.
You're trying to tell us that you knew shit about black holes or physics in fucking 1st grade? And then were diagnosed with "existential depression", which isn't an actual disorder?
Drop out here, I have no future!
Then again, I would still have no future even if I had a diploma