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Dropping out

  1. Mar 25, 2009 #1
    Well, I'm in 5th year and I want to drop out. I find school boring, a waste of time and homework just horrendous.

    But I don't know what to do. Either die in school or die outside.

    What is there to do?
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  3. Mar 25, 2009 #2
    Alot besides dying, but you can always do that, in fact you will at sometime! Spread your wings, and accept the fact that you'll be bored at times.
  4. Mar 25, 2009 #3


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    You have to define your own path. We can't do it for you.
  5. Mar 25, 2009 #4
    Not enough information to solve this problem.
  6. Mar 25, 2009 #5
    Why not just graduate?
  7. Mar 25, 2009 #6
    I already graduated.
  8. Mar 25, 2009 #7
    Er... isn't it a bit too late to drop out then?
  9. Mar 25, 2009 #8
    5th year.
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    Whew. I was wondering how an eleven-year-old kid could just drop out of school. :uhh:
  12. Mar 26, 2009 #11
    Knowledge is empowering. Strive to be the best you can be in whatever your passions are. Be competitive, be yourself. Enjoy what you have because these miserable days you have are going to be just as memorable as the best days of your life and you have to learn to keep a smile on your face with any endeavor you chooose. If you don't know if its right or wrong, its wrong. Take that to heart. If you are 100% sure it is right, than it is. That or you need some counseling. lol goodluck
  13. Mar 26, 2009 #12
    I'm not familiar with your education system. When does the school year end? Try to hang in there and do the best you can until its over. Afterward, reflect on your experiences for awhile and then consider your decision carefully. This is a major decision in your life and it is important for you to consider the possible regrets you may have as you get older.

    From my experience as a former teacher, I saw many teachers that were in the profession for around ten years or so who didn't enjoy the job right from the get go. They didn't leave the profession initially but stuck with it instead. They found out ten years later that they were "stuck". Some had families, others had mortgages, etc.; leaving the profession at this state meant taking a drastic salary-cut and causing even more strain on one's life. This is not the exact same situation as yours, but hopefully there is something here for you to consider.

    I wish you the best with your decision.

    EDIT: Remember that anything worthwhile requires very hard work and personal sacrifice.
  14. Mar 26, 2009 #13
    I think then the big question is how are you planning on making a living?

    You don't necessarily have to go to university or even graduate from high school to do this. But if you don't go the "easy route", you better have a plan. You can exploit a talent, learn a trade, etc. etc. But if you don't have a better idea, better stay in school. It will make your life easier in the end.
  15. Mar 26, 2009 #14
    Don't you only have a few months to go?If so stick to it, take your exams and then decide what to try.
  16. Mar 26, 2009 #15

    School can be boring an homework horrendous, but it's always worth looking at the bigger picture. Studying things in school is different from 'the real world', alot of the homework/boring stuff is there so that when you come through it, you'll be able to show people that you're capable. Everyone's been there and people do lose-sight of things at various points in education, i've been through similar dilemna's during my time at university. The thing to consider is that since you don't know what you want to do in life yet (who does at your age!), for the time being, the best option is to keep your options open. Staying for the rest of the year is worth the struggle even if to show that you can do it.

    I myself had a big change in ideas about my future during my time in 6th year - and ended up changing my choice of university course at the last moment. The subjects studied in school might be boring, but they represent the tip-of-the-iceberg, and are more about teaching technique rather than getting at the 'interesting' stuff, so that's all to be expected. There's always a future to be had, and regardless of the time you're having in 5th year just now, there's still plenty of opportunities to come.
  17. Mar 26, 2009 #16
    I don't think you'll find nearly as many people who will say dropping out of school was the "best decision" they've ever made as you will find saying it was the "worst decision" they've ever made.

    It's your decision though, just make sure you think of what consequences it may bring.
  18. Mar 28, 2009 #17
    If it's a choice between sleep and homework, choose sleep. Aim do as much as you can to keep teachers happy-ish--don't be perfectionist. Overwork & stress leads to the sort of feelings you're having. So, if you think this is the case in your case, reduce the work you are doing to a bearable level. Could you not 'drop out' of subjects you hate? I managed to drop out of metalwork to take a free study period, and just stopped working in French. Didn't do my academic progress any harm at all, in fact it probably helped--I could do more physics under less stress.
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