School and education was a huge waste of my time

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SolitaryGarrison
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Right now I'm trying to think of any way in which my education benefited me. I can't think of anything that I wouldn't have learnt on my own. I learnt nothing of substance, and definitely nothing of practicality. No one taught me how to build a wooden box, or how to grow vegetables in a small plot, or how to accumulate and invest wealth.

Instead I was mostly taught a bunch of useless subjects and topics by liberal and feminist teachers. The worst of all was my Citizenship class in Secondary school, where a loud and obnoxious feminist teacher taught liberalism and progressivism. Once, on a topic about about multiculturalism, she said that "the UK is 93% white" as some sort of a justification to increase the number of immigrants in this country.

I look at my male peers and I see a bunch of soulless, directionless effeminate men, courtesy of the feminist education they received in school and university.

Sometimes I like to think how different my life would be if I left school at 13 or 14 and went my own way doing odd jobs here and there. Maybe be a young fisherman out at sea or a scraggy boy digging holes and stacking hay in some farm. One thing is for sure, I wouldn't have had layers of puppy fat protruding from my belly if I did spend my days doing tough labour. Thankfully those layers have fat have disappeared since taking control of my own life and lifting iron bars on the regular.

Much to my parents dismay, I abandoned university after the first year which was incidentally the best decision I made in my life. Even going to prison would have been preferable because I would have come out a tougher and more capable man instead of the mangina that school molded me in to.

All in all, from age five to eighteen, I've spent my life in some sort of educational institution. What a waste.
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seriously, growing veggies and saving money? go get a book, the internet, your parents, your grandparents, a special course, observation and do your own thing along side of school. school is stressful, but i dont blame it for not teaching me what i think can be taught in other ways. Or perhaps they did teach you stuff, but you just didn't know how to apply it?
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seriously, growing veggies and saving money? go get a book, the internet, your parents, your grandparents, a special course, observation and do your own thing along side of school. school is stressful, but i dont blame it for not teaching me what i think can be taught in other ways. Or perhaps they did teach you stuff, but you just didn't know how to apply it?
Firstly, most of what I know now is through books and the internet. School could have taught me practical skills, such as growing vegetables, as a way of being self reliant. Thats just an example. These sort of things should be taught at a young age when children don't exactly know how to reason properly.

Secondly, there is no way I can think of to apply Much ado About Nothing, or algebra to my real life. Sure I appreciate Shakespeare and Maths. Similarly nothing else I learnt in school can be applied to real life.
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Firstly, most of what I know now is through books and the internet. School could have taught me practical skills, such as growing vegetables, as a way of being self reliant. Thats just an example. These sort of things should be taught at a young age when children don't exactly know how to reason properly.

Secondly, there is no way I can think of to apply Much ado About Nothing, or algebra to my real life. Sure I appreciate Shakespeare and Maths. Similarly nothing else I learnt in school can be applied to real life.
ok im sure it's not just maths and english that you took but perhaps history, geography, biology, physics, languages? the content in these subjects might not seem very obvious how it's relatable in real life but it helps you understand a lot about what you live in
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(Original post by SolitaryGarrison)
Firstly, most of what I know now is through books and the internet. School could have taught me practical skills, such as growing vegetables, as a way of being self reliant. Thats just an example. These sort of things should be taught at a young age when children don't exactly know how to reason properly.

Secondly, there is no way I can think of to apply Much ado hAbout Nothing, or algebra to my real life. Sure I appreciate Shakespeare and Maths. Similarly nothing else I learnt in school can be applied to real life.
Growing Vegetables?

Are you planning on cultivating a Vegetable field?
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You were able to coherently think and communicate that thought.


Really think you've not been taught anything?
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You were able to coherently think and communicate that thought.


Really think you've not been taught anything?
I don't really think thats a result of school. I'm crap at English but have a good range of vocabulary and punctuation, I don't even read books, all English is interested in teaching you about is Shakespeare and boring old **** from the past, when we should be living in the present and thinking about the future.

I literally just self-taught myself eventually from the internet and picked it up over time.
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Growing Vegetables?

Are you planning on cultivating a Vegetable field?
Unless you are very daft, you would have realised that I was using that as one example. Being able to grow vegetables is a good skill for anyone to have and people with access to gardens (or a shelf) should try it sometime.

On another note, cultivating a vegetable field is something I'd love to do.
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You were able to coherently think and communicate that thought.


Really think you've not been taught anything?
I am able to coherently think and communicate not because of school but inspite of it. Books and the internet have taught me most things.

Nothing of value.
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Not to be rude, but I find this ironic as it's very effeminate to express your personal problems out loud on a forum. Posting on the student room is hardly the type of thing someone who typically would commit to hard labour or imprisonment would be doing. Perhaps you are unsure of your own thoughts, but you may be very sure, either way, I hope all goes well for you.
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Not to be rude, but I find this ironic as it's very effeminate to express your personal problems out loud on a forum. Posting on the student room is hardly the type of thing someone who typically would commit to hard labour or imprisonment would be doing. Perhaps you are unsure of your own thoughts, but you may be very sure, either way, I hope all goes well for you.
This is what forums are for. Men have have been discussing things with friends and strangers since the dawn of time. Only you think this is effeminate.

I'm here because it's a popular forum.
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This is what forums are for. Men have have been discussing things with friends and strangers since the dawn of time. Only you think this is effeminate.

I'm here because it's a popular forum.
Actually, it's rather a primitive trait of men not to communicate emotion, incidentally something I learnt through education system you so despise.
Either way, let's agree to disagree.
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(Original post by SolitaryGarrison)
I am able to coherently think and communicate not because of school but inspite of it. Books and the internet have taught me most things.

Nothing of value.
I get what you mean. Like in English right now, I don't think ones ability to be able to understand and memorise a gagillion quotes from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or write a billion PEE Paragraphs on Shakespeares hits can really measure how good someone is at reading and writing. Especially reading texts from the 19th Century when its the 21st Century.

I personally think its a bunch of boring pre-historic sh.... you know. Which is why am bad at classwork but actually perform really well in exams when I'm forced by the exam board to care about how Stevenson expresses two contrasting ideas in the Novel and crap like that, not because of School but because of the Internet.

If Exam Boards started to set Literature that we as students find interesting from this moderen era, like Young Adult then I think they'll see improvements in GCSE English. Because nothing really brings me to sleep in class like seeing a long page filled with Old English its like trying to read Hieroglyphics.

Long story short, School isn't really about learning its about being the Exam Boards ***** and being conditioned to regurgitate information just how The Mark Scheme likes it, learning is being free to explore what you want which The Government doesn't encourage, all they care about is bragging rights to other countries instead were reduced to simple Candidate numbers.

Sadly there are those who will defend the system till their last breath if their told its good for them, those people have already been conditioned.
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I just wanna point out that you would have definitely not been better off going to prison lmao. You would come out and never be able to find a job and forever would have remained on benefits. What do you work as now ?


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Actually, it's rather a primitive trait of men not to communicate emotion, incidentally something I learnt through education system you so despise.
Either way, let's agree to disagree.
You're acting as if I'm showering you with emotion. I'm not. I'm simply telling you why education was a complete waste of time and you're the only one interpreting it as tears, rage and depression.

Not communicating emotion is the opposite of primitiveness. Men get sh*t done, they don't whine about things all day unnecessarily. Women on the other hand are emotional wrecks and do a fraction of the work. Hence why men are the builders of civilisation.
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I just wanna point out that you would have definitely not been better off going to prison lmao. You would come out and never be able to find a job and forever would have remained on benefits. What do you work as now ?


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Of course I would have been better off. In prison, I would have ended up dedicating my time to body training and self defence, for obvious reasons. I would have come out of prison with the body of a spartan.

Work would not be a problem, because I don't intend on working in the feminised and progressive corporate world.

I work as a carpenter. I used to work as a mason and welder, and I drive trucks occasionally.
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Of course I would have been better off. In prison, I would have ended up dedicating my time to body training and self defence, for obvious reasons. I would have come out of prison with the body of a spartan.

Work would not be a problem, because I don't intend on working in the feminised and progressive corporate world.

I work as a carpenter. I used to work as a mason and welder, and I drive trucks occasionally.
That's sounds like a decent job. Good to hear you're doing well. "The body of a spartan", yeah for real I still can't get over how unbelievably ripped Gerard Butler was in 300 (no homo). Coming out of prison I really don't think you would have found any job mate I've seen too many documentaries of people who couldn't even get jobs in like the fast food industry after prison.
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This is why we need to privatise education. Under the government every school is the same - left-wing teachers spouting out drivel and unable to teach a class. Under a privatised system every school will be able to teach in their own way, and being a socialist would not be a requirement for being a teacher as it is now.
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You're right, I can't even think of one instance when learning the periodic table as come in useful in my life.
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I work as a carpenter. I used to work as a mason and welder, and I drive trucks occasionally.
You must be so happy in a manual job which doesn't exercise your intellect and at best earns you pennies...versus your "effeminate" and "soulless" peers who stayed on at uni who might have become lawyers, doctors etc.
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