The name's Aleks. I'm just your average flamboyantly queer homoromantic pansexual FtM transdude. And proud of it. ...Okay, so maybe there's nothing average about that.
Also, Khaos Komix by Tab Kimpton is the best thing ever and you should read it if you haven't already.
Also also, Highly Experimental by Cammiluna is very incredibly awesome too!
For father’s day, my grandfather got one of those really loud Baby Ben alarm clocks from
me and my mother. And whenever he gets an alarm clock he has to “test it” in order to “make sure it will wake [him] up”. He just started complaining because “I just woke up and this stupid thing didn’t wake me up”. So I asked him what time he set it for. “3am.” …..It was 2:56am. And then when I tried to point out this fact, he could not seem to grasp the concept that–at 2:56am–3am had not happened yet.
I don’t even….
If I hadn’t have left education at 16 I would have ended up homeless (because I was doing 40 hour weeks to scrape rent) and I probably would have had further breakdowns. School was damned near torture for me.
forcing kids who just cannot attend high school to stay there until they are 18 with no way to drop out is a TERRIBLE IDEA
When will people get this through their heads?
Its a bad idea, but well…
kids are not fucking mature enough to make a huge decision like dropping out of school before they’re 18. It should be mandatory you go through education. You might as well put the kids who don’t go to highschool on the electric chair because as far as i’m concerned, uneducated people are useless no matter what kind of physical labor they can do. Now people will reply to this with some bullshit like it isn’t their choice.. there is NO excuse to not just get through 12 years of school. It’s not even that hard.
To thepussydoodler: you are a vile person for suggesting that anyone who does not/can not make it through 12 years of education be executed because they are now “useless”. Seriously.
I know this is a waste of my time and space on my blog with yr gross post, but I’m going to just make a few succinct points refuting your claim anyways because it such bullshit.
1. It’s not bullshit to say “it isn’t their choice.” Because IT’S NOT A CHOICE FOR SOME PEOPLE. Some people have learning disabilities. Some people are bullied. Some people may need to earn money to survive, ECTECT these are only a few examples of ways in which education, even via public schools, is inaccessible to different people.
2. Getting through 12 years of school is anything but easy. Sure, it’s easy for some. But to successfully get through 12 yrs of school requires: being able/willing to learn in very specific ways or have access to personalized lessons (rare in public schools); being able/willing to socialize with peers (if in public school) without problems which may affect ones education; having access to transportation. Home schooling requires having someone (parent/guardian/etc) willing and able to teach you + certification in most places I’m sure.
3. Some people may just not like school or want to be in school. This doesn’t say anything about their intelligence, work ethic, or how they will contribute to society. Period.
This isn’t a very good breakdown but considering how shitty your response is, it’s enough.
I dropped out at 15 for missing too many days of class thanks to major depression. I got my GED and started college a year later, and this is more than my father was able to do. He had to drop out to help support a family of 16 after his mother died.
But it’s not like you’ll even look at replies that don’t agree with you, ~your opinion~ and all.
Guess I’m just too useless to live, since that doesn’t seriously have racist, classist, and ableist connotations at all.
So does this basically eliminate all options for gifted students to start college early? I would have probably fucking killed myself out of frustration if I had had to go through high school without skipping it! And what about people who just aren’t cut out for finishing highschool due to their own various reasons? All things do not work for all people!