Life of a Blogger: School

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Where do I even start? Well, I guess I’ll start with high school. I graduated from Bethel High School in the class of 2006. I liked high school well enough and I did well in it. For the most part I got good grades – my GPA was 3.5 or higher.

Then I got to college. I hated college. I went to Edison Community College for several years, and it got to the point where it was just a waste of money. I was skipping classes, dropping classes, and even failing classes. It just wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to be there so I didn’t try. And some days if I didn’t want to be there I just didn’t go (some classes grade you on attendance, too). College just isn’t for me! I despise sitting in a classroom for hours on end learning about things that I don’t give a crap about and that have nothing to do with my career choice. I got about 4 or 5 classes away from an Associate of Science degree and never went back. I should probably finish, but I don’t want to pay all that money for something I don’t even want to do. Back when I was going to college I wanted to be a veterinary doctor, but I’m no longer interested in that field (I talk about this in my Life of a Blogger: Career). And why the hell would I want to learn about anthropology, or history, or other boring crap like that? I would never use it in life! That’s my biggest gripe about college: You can’t just learn what you want to learn.

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Jessi (Geo)

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2 responses to “Life of a Blogger: School

  1. You can’t just learn what you want to learn.”

    Building on that, you can’t even learn things that are useful. I understand there are some things that I may not want to learn that would still be useful to know.. but school is riddled with required classes that can be completely useless for so many people. Why do I need to learn calculus if my dream is to go into fashion?

    I’ve gone through quite a bit of school: high school plus five years of college. And as far as I’m concerned, all of it was useless to me. The only parts that MAY have helped were some of the writing classes.. they make me feel smarter when I go to write something (even something informal like a blog post, lol). But I’ve taken so many history, language, math, and management classes where the information just went one ear and out the other. Or as soon as I took the final exam, I just erased it all from my brain.

    The whole thing is so stupid and bureaucratic. I feel like I went through 5 years of pointless learning and studying just to get a piece of paper that says, “Congratulations, you’re smart! Now you’re résumé gets to sit at the top of the pile instead of the bottom!” or something lame like that.

    So, yeah. School sucks ass.

  2. I’ve always loved going to school :) I still do, actually. I like learning new things, especially because I love the field I’m studying. I must admit that I wasn’t always a fan of the subjects we got in High School (I despise math and I’m horrible at it..), but I’m completely in my place now. I’m in my last year of college and I know I’m going to miss it. That’s why I hope I get the chance to do a Master, but I’m not thinking so far ahead :D

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