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Dropping Out of high school and starting for an kayaking instructor course




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#1 Wolfman's Brother

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Posted April 15 2014 - 11:50 AM

School doesn't interest me and I'm not planning to have any professional career so I don't have any motivations to stay in school,and beside moving from one room into another and listening to those boring bits of information that you will never need in life just it turns me into an pathetic zombie and those memorization tests just drives me nuts in short school makes me depressed and it's sucking my life from me

My town survives most on adventure sports,like skiing,kayaking,canyoning,paragliding. And every summer there are a lot of tourists here and I have been an kayaker since my very youth and know the river very well,I'm also a skier for an very long time and I was thinking that I'm going to get a certificate for a paragliding instructor this year. In winter days I'm planning to travel in New Zeland where I could work at another adventure agency or work at farm because at winter there really isn't any tourism here.

What would you do in my case?,And no I can't take school anymore it's to frustrating for me.
I'm most scared of upsetting my parents because their son is going to be an drop out and And I have talked to them many times I want to drop out but I don't know if they accepted my decision

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:32 PM

I think that if you asked people who dropped out of high school 10 years afterward if they wish they had stayed, most would say yes.

Even if you can get a job doing something related to adventure sports, the problem is that there is no guarantee that the industry won't dry up, or that you otherwise won't end up without a job.

You might want to look into getting a GED, or seeing if it would be possible to get a GED sometime in the future.

no matter what you decide to do, hope this all works out

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:40 PM

I have a friend who shares a story often to people where he fought the math teacher in an argument that he would never use any of the stuff he was being taught like Pythagoras theory etc.

He left school and got an apprenticeship in steel trade. On his first day he realized he needed to learn Pythagoras theory lol.

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:44 PM

How long does it take to finish high school over there? You're 16, over here you would finish it this summer. Then you could go learn and work in the tourist industry. It probably takes a year longer I reckon, otherwise finishing it this year would seem the logical choice.

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:45 PM

You just gotta work hard but starting a kayaking business seems kinda hard, seeing as its seasonal. You need to think long term, what you will do year round. Maybe kayak and something else on the side. I advice you to at least get your GED
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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:48 PM

If you are using your friends real name on this forum to convince us you're not lying you are seriously stupid.

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:52 PM

There you go sweetie
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#8 Aerianne

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:54 PM

You probably can't get a job as a guide or instructor without a high school diploma.

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:55 PM

There you go sweetie


If you are using a fictional name that would be good, although since you told us it was his real name you would technically be lying :p

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Posted April 15 2014 - 12:58 PM

I should have made my username

ImApparentlyLyingEveryPostDontListenToMe
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