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Autistic_Anon 3250447

I envy those of you who can go to school full time, maintain a respectable GPA, work part time (or more), pursue extracurricular activities, apply for jobs and/or scholarships, keep your house relatively tidy, maintain a social life, find time to pursue a personal hobby, exercise, relax and/or meditate and get a decent amount of sleep, and do all of this regularly without being on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

It is beyond me that this expected of "normal people". And that anyone who falls short of this expectation "doesn't have their shit together".

!BabsseeDZ6 3250455

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Yeah, that'd be like a 32 hour day for me

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3251339

there's like three things in that list that really matter

Autistic_Anon 3251782

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>>3251339
Why can't I tell which ones those are?
And why do I get the feeling that people could waste an entire afternoon arguing about what those three things are and never reach an agreement?

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3251787

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>>3251782
Because it's subjective and what matters depends on what the person wants out of their life.
I for one share your sentiments.

Pernicious!hBUbOWvHak 3251789

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>>3251339
Much more than 3.

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>>3251782
This is why I was horrible at taking notes at school.

I would write down everything that was said and I then said I couldn't keep up and they asked me why. I said because I was taking notes and I couldn't write down everything that fast.

Then they said you're only supposed to write down the important parts but no one ever explained what the important parts were, and if I was only supposed to remember the important parts why are you telling me unimportant parts?

So eventually I just gave up trying to take notes at all because it was stupid.

Autistic_Anon 3251826

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>>3251808
> you're only supposed to write down the important parts but no one ever explained what the important parts were, and if I was only supposed to remember the important parts why are you telling me unimportant parts?
Oh my god, THIS so hard. And I've brought this up with other people, their response is "you're just supposed to know", and when I say "well, I don't know, now what?" they just give me a sort of shrug response (to avoid saying "sucks to be you").

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>>3251826
More or less.

The worst part is that I would do fine on the test but then get docked for having not taken notes.

What? I know the fucking material. I just passed the fucking test. How are you going to dock me for not writing down SHIT I ALREADY KNOW?

HolyGhost!Grimes./iQ 3251863

you're supposed to read the material ahead of time and then note things the prof says that are different or weren't mentioned in the reading
not rocket science

Autistic_Anon 3251892

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>>3251863
Oh yeah, wish I could add "AND read for all classes every night". Knew I was forgetting something.

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>>3251892
I didn't see the point of reading something when the next day we read the fucking thing in class anyway and our jobs were to take notes from the book, which half the time we were allowed to use on the tests anyway.

So it was pretty redundant and the classes were mostly just a waste of time.

Autistic_Anon 3251925

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>>3251903
I don't like how it's set up to "do work and class, and also do work at home". I think there should be a way to have everything taught at one place or another. And I'm sure that someone'll say "that's too hard for the school" and to that I'll say "well, the other way's too hard for the students (some of them at least, enough that I think it's worth paying attention to). Then it'll just come down to who has more power in deciding who has it worse, or which side needs more slack.

And my case is that I do have to pay several thousand dollars twice a year in order to work my ass off to obtain a piece of paper that "looks good on my resume" so... ?

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>>3251925
The educational system in this country is completely fucked up and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. "Higher education" is bullshit and is nothing but a scam. Half the shit they teach you in college SHOULD be a part of basic fucking education, and the price of higher tier classes is ridiculous.

Here's the thing. If you go to college for say, Law, you should be getting classes ABOUT LAW. Not being forced to take English, Math, Science AND Law. You should have learned english, math and science in fucking grade school, and the fact that you havr to take it again "but for real this time" just goes to show just how pointless general education has actually become.

Autistic_Anon 3251944

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>>3251931
I forget where I heard it (might have been philosophy class), but I heard all grade schools do these days is teach them how to take standardized tests. I remembered doing that for the last two years in elementary, and it was complete bullshit.

Toybox, stop being so agreeable.

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The main problem is that general education is basically irrelevant in this age.

What's 18.62 × 148? Let me pull up the calculator on my phone. That I always have on me. Who was the 18th president of the united states? Give me two seconds to ask Wikipedia. How do I make chocolate muffins? Oh, hello Youtube, you have a step by step video tutorial on how to make chocolate muffins? In 6 languages? Fantastic! What's the chemical compound of plastic? Oh, thanks Google.

Why exactly are we pounding this information into people's heads when they aren't going to remember it anyway because THEY DON'T HAVE TO? How do you spell disenfranchised? Oh, thanks spellcheck!

We have basically made general education useless because anything we need to know we can learn on the fly without needing to sit in 45 minutes classes every day for 3/4ths of a year for 12 years because anything they could possibly teach us we can learn ourselves in about 20 minutes.

Schools, who are dispensers of information, struggling to stay relevant in an age of information being readily available in the same way Blockbuster was trying to stay relevant in an age where you could stream movies from your own home for half the cost.

Schooling as we know it has become a pointless exercise we do out of habit and tradition more than it is something we actually have any use for.

With information being available at the drop of a hat, dispensing information is redundant. The focus of education should move from trying to give out information that isn't really needed and focus more on educating people more on how to obtain and use that information effectively.

At the moment, Schools tell you shit but give you no reason as to why. Oh, this is what happened in WWII. This will be of no real use to you in any way, but we are telling you just because we are being paid to.

That's not education. That's a waste of money. This is why our nation is struggling. No one is willing to stand up and say, "You know, I understand we're all wearing chicken costumes cause that's what everyone else used to do, but how exactly is wearing a chicken costume going to make my life better?" because everyone else wearing a chicken costume is going to feel retarded when you point out how retarded wearing a chicken costume actually is.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3252035

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I got all but keep the house tidy, also only part-time schooling. Also have one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. Totally not stressed. You just need to expand your stress horizon.

Spend a few years in the Infantry, then go back to school. It'll feel so easy you won't even give a fuck. Your professors will look like pussies and your fellow students will look like toddlers. When you're at your job you'll be thinking: "To think I could be laying in the mud getting rained on while some asshole yells at me right now, This is awesome!"

Autistic_Anon 3252043

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>>3251980
Also, those chicken costumes were really expensive.

>>3252035
Is there any way I can do that without having risk getting myself killed?
inb4 i could die at any time off the battlefield

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>>3252043
That is the scam part.

Colleges charge you a ridiculous amount of money to tell you shit you could probably learn on your own with access to the internet and then have the audacity to be able to fail you if you don't do what they ask you to do even if you learned what you paid them to teach you, in which case they take your money and tell you that you can try again if you just pay them more money.

It's like a fucked up carnival game. They know it's nearly impossible to win and it's engineered that way on purpose. They don't WANT you to pass because they WANT you to pay for the classes again when you fail. So College is specifically set up to make it as difficult as possible for you to get through specifically to squeeze as much money out of you as they can.

Snowbell!MbICrazyYs 3252078

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>>3252043

You are statistically more likely to be killed by a motorcycle than by enemy action. Also Chicago is more dangerous than Baghdad. That assumes you even see a battlefield. Chances are you won't.

>>3252062
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3252079

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And here is the fucking kicker right here:

They encourage you to go to college right out of high school. You're barely responsible enough to drive, not responsible enough to drink and have no experience with how the world actually works because you have probably never had a real job in your life by this point. This is the period in your life where you think getting a tattoo of your favorite band on your back is a good idea.

But this is the time in which they want YOU to make a decision to invest THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on a career choice that they expect you to have for the rest of your life.

Are you insane? Most people fresh out of highschool aren't even allowed to vote but they're supposed to make that kind of decision about a major part of their life?

Then this is what happens: 80% go to law school or medical school cause "hurrdurr doctors and Lawyers make a lot of money", obly to find out that everyone else did the same fucking thing so there isn't much remand for doctors or lawyers.

Or they take a degree in art or photography and learn that no one cares. Or they pick something they think they will like, psychology for instance, only to find out half way through that they don't actually like it and will end up either dropping out, finishing and having a degree in a field they don't like, which means they either get a job they don't like or have a degree they will never use.

The whole thing is a fucking scam from beginning to end.

3252104

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Funny part is the most important lesson you can learn was tought in the first episode of Season 1 if MLP.

It doesn't matter how smart you are, how much you study or how dedicated you are to what you do. What really matters in the world is your ability to make friends, because that is the only way you will ever be successful in life.

Knowing how to suck up to people so they like you enough to let you be a part of their circle. That is how the real world works.

Autistic_Anon 3252156

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>>3252104
So, do institutions lie to cover up that practice, or are they just too stuck in their ways to know the difference and/or care?

BMO 3252163

I don't do most of that and I'm STILL constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

>>3251980
>The focus of education should move from trying to give out information that isn't really needed and focus more on educating people more on how to obtain and use that information effectively.
That and networking are the most important things I've ever gotten out of school, and I got most of the refined versions of those skills in college.

Should we have typing classes? I suppose they could be nice.
Should we teach cursive? Only if taught as a means to speed write. Everything needs to be shown as it's use.

The ONLY reason we should learn general topics is because that sorta vague knowledge net makes it easier for us to search.

"I know it's related to that." or "I know it happened around these years." or "I know era that happened in!"
It's so vague, but it's just enough for us to even quicker look up something. And that's it, that's all we even need it for.

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>>3252156
It makes money. So that's why they do it.

There is a whole industry around telling people what they want to hear. There is a name for this, it's called marketing. The sole purpose of marketing is to make the general public think they need or want something that they don't. The practice is old as dirt.

>>3252163
Obviously basic skills such as reading, writing, understanding basic history and math are important. But we waste a lot of time trying to shove frivolous information into people's heads instead of giving them the tools they need to find that information on their own, which is incredibly more useful to the average person.

Autistic_Anon 3252335

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>>3252335
I actually don't pay much attention to post numbers, but yay I guess!

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3253208

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>>3252079
I remember when I thought getting a band tattoo was cool.


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