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#31 the_doors_of_perception

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Posted August 09 2014 - 01:22 AM

I guess it would be more accurate to say the last two years of college were the best. First two weren't all that special. But I enjoyed them all a lot nonetheless. I love being in school...love my teachers, love learning (definitely doesn't have to be in school though). I like learning through travel.  :book:



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Posted August 09 2014 - 01:57 PM

I hated school so much. Repeat school..no way! I'd certainly consider changing a few things or perhaps standing up to the odd bully I cried away from. But then maybe those experiences shaped who I am today and to be honest I'm comfortable and happy with where I am right now.

I just think...'I had regrets, but then again too few to mention.' :)

 

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Posted August 20 2014 - 11:34 AM

Yeah, I'd love to .. all the way from Kindergarten straight through high school.  I'd do it all over if I could.  I was selected for advanced classes in third grade but turned down the opportunity for social reasons.  I was already bullied and knew that those "special" classes would earn me more suffering.  But academically, the opportunity could have changed my future.  I didn't benefit much from junior high because of family problems and personal suffering (distracted me terribly so I went from a straight A student to C's, at best).  High school, forget it.  I spent most of my time in detentions and suspension, for tardiness and absenteeism, when I had a diagnosed sleep disorder that kept me being a functional student.  My sleep disorder, and personal sufferings (foster kid), literally cost me my high school diploma.

Yes, I would love to do it all over again .. but only if all the circumstances were better.



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Posted September 01 2014 - 02:42 PM

I hated school because I was always hungry and didn't have the energy to focus for very long.  School convinced me that I was stupid.  I remember being threatened by teachers who would tell me that I would fail if I didn't buckle down.  My only question about that was whether or not it would hurt.  They had no idea about the shit I had to put up with at home, and they never once asked.  Not that it was their job . . . I guess.  Later in life I ran into a lot of real stupidity, which showed me that I really wasn't stupid at all; I was just really angry.  Sometimes anger looks a lot like stupidity. 

 

So, like Gina, the only way that I would want to do it all over again is if circumstances were more accomodating.



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Posted September 01 2014 - 02:49 PM

I was selected for advanced classes in third grade but turned down the opportunity for social reasons.  I was already bullied and knew that those "special" classes would earn me more suffering.

Actually, I found the opposite to be true.  The kids in advanced classes are competitive mentally, not physically.  Big difference.  You end up socializing with "smarter" kids rather than roughneck bullies (who later become rednecks and cops!)  Sorry to hear your educational path didn't go so well.  Usually the staff will try to help kids out in your situation, but you have to ASK for help.


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Posted September 01 2014 - 02:54 PM

I'd go back to school at the snap of a finger. Not to learn or study or to further my advances in the future, nope. I just wanna have fun again ya know. Maybe smack a couple peeps in the head for once, shit I should have done while I had the chance.
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Posted September 01 2014 - 03:16 PM

No... just no.

 

 

 

 

Alright.... For the sake of accuracy. No fucking way in hell.


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Posted September 03 2014 - 04:24 PM

Actually, I found the opposite to be true.  The kids in advanced classes are competitive mentally, not physically.  Big difference.  You end up socializing with "smarter" kids rather than roughneck bullies (who later become rednecks and cops!)

 

maybe in a big school.  i went to a small school, and our advanced program (which also started in third grade, so it was likely the same one or something similar) basically consisted of taking the 6 or so advanced kids out of the regular classroom for an hour twice a week to do some special activities, then sending us back into the regular classroom with everyone else.

 

of course, being in the advanced group basically made you the "cool kids" at that point.  it wasn't until about fifth grade that it started to become stigmatized. 



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Posted November 27 2014 - 07:44 AM

I would get involved in more activities if I were back in high school. I would have studied a foreign language and traveled for a semester in college.

Not too late, just something I would have done differently.
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Posted November 27 2014 - 08:34 AM

I would get involved in more activities if I were back in high school. I would have studied a foreign language and traveled for a semester in college.

Not too late, just something I would have done differently.

 

sounds like a good new year's resolution, travel more and learn a language.  Just do it or else you'll be saying the same thing in 10yrs time, 'i wish i was 30 again...........etc


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Posted November 27 2014 - 10:39 AM

Yes, I agree! I plan on doing both!
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Posted November 28 2014 - 12:58 PM

I am in my second year of my second trip to college - I am getting so much more out of this experience than I did the first one. I am engaged and using my life experiences to help me understand content. I recommend it for everyone!


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Posted November 29 2014 - 01:07 AM

Private Tutor to take you through it all again???

I sometimes wish I could go back in school to do better, buy my text books, and keep all my work.

My thought is that if I am able to afford it ever, maybe getting myself a Private Tutor and having him or her take me through all the regular grades again.

I had a serious disadvantage when I was a kid.  I had impairments that neither I nor my family or even the cocksucker doctors knew much about.  Now, different story.

 

In fact, I'm looking forward to school this next spring.  College, round #? (Lord knows how many times I keep trying).  I hope, I pray, this time it all works out.  Just gotta work my ass off.  But I have a much better chance as I know a lot more about myself and my goals than I did  before.

Last time I went to college ended in failure back in 2000.


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Posted November 29 2014 - 04:25 PM

I had a serious disadvantage when I was a kid.  I had impairments that neither I nor my family or even the cocksucker doctors knew much about.

 

if i could get my cock sucked when i went to the doctor's office, i would invent impairments to get me there more often.


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Posted November 30 2014 - 09:07 AM

Actually, I found the opposite to be true.  The kids in advanced classes are competitive mentally, not physically.  Big difference.  You end up socializing with "smarter" kids rather than roughneck bullies (who later become rednecks and cops!)  Sorry to hear your educational path didn't go so well.  Usually the staff will try to help kids out in your situation, but you have to ASK for help.


We still had to get from nerd land to home.
That can be the gauntlet.
Bus riders, walking, or my absolute fave, PE class. I was bruised from third grade onward, by fellow students. I left at the end of my sophomore year and after some drifting hit community college and university.
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Posted December 01 2014 - 08:58 AM

We still had to get from nerd land to home.
That can be the gauntlet.
Bus riders, walking, or my absolute fave, PE class. I was bruised from third grade onward, by fellow students. I left at the end of my sophomore year and after some drifting hit community college and university.

Good points.  Much bullying goes on outside of school.


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Posted December 01 2014 - 09:05 AM

We still had to get from nerd land to home.
That can be the gauntlet.
Bus riders, walking, or my absolute fave, PE class. I was bruised from third grade onward, by fellow students. I left at the end of my sophomore year and after some drifting hit community college and university.

 

that's because people are assholes and view your difference as the whole embodiment of you, rather than acknowledging your uniqueness.


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Posted December 01 2014 - 09:14 AM

I was bored to tears in school, never really did much work, but aced tests and in the process frustrated and pissed off my teachers and councilors.

I took the GED at 16 and started college that fall at 17.

 

If I could go back and still retain my perspective from now, I would in a second if only to learn the discipline that could be gained from actually applying myself instead of fucking around.

 

 

the learning new stuff can be done anywhere, anytime, it is the discipline that I lacked.


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Posted December 01 2014 - 09:18 AM

Teaching and learning is an unending process as long as we breath. I wish school to be more accessible.



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Posted December 08 2014 - 01:37 AM

i'm not interested in retracing any step in this life or any other.  what i do wish we could all do, anyone who wanted to, is to take any accredited undergraduate class they felt like, any semister they felt like doing so, for absolutely free.

 

i can of course purchase and read books, practice on any equipment i can afford to buy, watch video tutorials and so on.  but sometimes it would be nice to be able to take an actual course, by an accredited professor, take the tests and earn the credits, even if i never actually applied them toward and kind of degree.

 

i would also like every college and university science and engineering library, to be open to the public, who, in most cases, actually pay for them.

 

and of course, i would like colleges and universities to spend more on each of their libraries, science, engineering and art departments, then they do on athletics.

 

(and i don't mean jacked up price, university infotainment "extension" classes either.)


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Posted February 11 2015 - 01:56 PM

I did actually go back to full time education for a couple of years back in the 90's. I enjoyed it, and benefited from the experience. Unfortunately, I had to quit my degree course because of social pressures. 

That's the problem, or can be. When you're older it's more likely you have commitments to other things. In my case, I became a single parent after my marriage folded, and I couldn't do that and continue with the course. It seemed to me I should look after my daughter while she pursued her education - and that worked out well.

By the time my daughter was grown and settled into her own life, I'd gone off in other directions.

 

Academic study is good. But the school of life itself teaches the most valuable lessons.  So it often seems.



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Posted February 11 2015 - 02:41 PM

No. I wouldn't go back. I mean I wish I could be 17 again with the knowledge of what I know now but meh, I've got a good life.

If I could go back to a time where I could pin point an event or cause of my depression and personality problems then maybe I'd go back and see things over. But I believe it just makes me who I am or who I've become, and that's me. So I don't know.
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Posted February 11 2015 - 04:02 PM

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Posted February 13 2015 - 07:04 AM

High School; not have been so damn shy; and would have taken Spanish

College: I liked college; would have continued with taking Spanish--as it would benefit my current job.


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Posted February 13 2015 - 07:13 AM

I hated school from elementary through high school, the rules, the intimidation....I was always anxious. But, college changed my perspective, made me realize I love learning.  I got my degree  and enjoyed working in that field for 20 plus years, and took continuing ed as well as random college classes here and there.  2 years ago....in my mid 50's I went back to school and started a whole new career.

 

I still love learning :daisy:

 

 

If I could go back 20 some years....I would have home schooled my children.


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Posted April 04 2015 - 12:12 PM

there are many things i wish life were longer so i could do more of.  i don't think i'd ever run out of classes i'd like to take if i didn't have to major in anything to do so.

(and didn't have to do anything else with my time and it didn't cost anything to do so)

it seems to me, that the main reason they've made higher education so expensive, is to keep people like me, from learning everything we'd like to.

 

i'm not interested in moving backward through time, but i am interested in some things many people mistakenly associate with doing so.


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Posted April 04 2015 - 12:18 PM

if you are talking about high school, no i would not wanna go back and redo that dumbed down curriculum.

however, i wouldnt mind committing my life to going to school and never really graduating ... as long as i was being continually taught new things, the material was advanced enough and the pace fast enough for me to not grow bored.

theres always more to learn about any particular subject you are interested in. even if today you know all that there is to know about some subject, tomorrow there will be more to learn.
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Posted April 07 2015 - 06:24 AM


In fact, I'm looking forward to school this next spring.  College, round #? (Lord knows how many times I keep trying).  I hope, I pray, this time it all works out.  Just gotta work my ass off.  But I have a much better chance as I know a lot more about myself and my goals than I did  before.

Last time I went to college ended in failure back in 2000.

And...another failure.  It seems the college students are nothing more than high schoolers that make the college their next 'hood.


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We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

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Posted April 19 2015 - 12:18 AM

i wish i could go forward or sideways to someplace where university engineering libraries were free and open to the general public. 

as they were most places i lived in the 70s and even well into the 80s.

 

where the purpose of education was to make useful knowledge, skills and abilities available to all who might wish to seek them,

and not to hoard useful knowledge by privatizing it.

 

where you didn't even have to take classes, but could take as many or as few as you felt like, in whatever subjects might happen to interest you.

 

where news isn't infotainment, learning isn't propaganda, and both are about a real universe that isn't about hierarchy or little green pieces of paper.


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