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glorfon
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Well, you'll all be getting an E-mail later today anyway.
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vov35
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*gets pissed at not having recieved it yet*

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glorfon
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even later vov, I'm lazy and a time zone behind you.
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vov35
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did you really post that at 2:12 am?

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glorfon
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Nope the clock on this site is just off and I haven't bothered fixing it.   I think that was about ten last night.
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vov35
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by the way, the RNC protests got CNN's attention...

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Zeerahks
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I have a question for the people on the board.

I'm currently in my first semester of my Junior year of college.  Two years in, I've finally realized that I don't belong in college.  I'm already failing my classes (three weeks in, aren't I awesome?), and I can't think of any reason to do better.

What I'd like to do is drop out and do something meaningful.  Vague, isn't it?  Yeah, I know.  But I feel like I should be out doing something, not just sitting here at the college learning things I'm never going to use anyway (I'm a computer science major, but I'm not at all interested in the theory of it; I do, however, absolutely love programming).  I feel like I should become much more active as an activist and an anarchist.  I'd like to travel, touring around the US and Europe, hitchhiking for the most part.  I'd like to concentrate on my martial arts (some dojos offer classes every day, sometimes twice or more each day).

So I'd like to know what you all think.  Ideas?  Comments?  Criticism?  Suggestions?  I'm asking this because, after a lifetime of listening to "college is your only choice," I'm grasping for alternatives and coming up short.

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UnMeilleurReve
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I was talking to one of my psych professors the other day, and she outright said, "You know, you don't need college, right?" Turns out, she wrote an article for Anarchy! magazine about the inherent oppression in society that forces people to go to college, or at least feel as if they must.

I'm discovering myself that college is largely a place where people go to learn how to grow up. That doesn't really work for me, so I'm treating it as a mostly social experience and doing the bare minimum to get by when it comes to grades, myself. I was considering dropping it, but it gives me an excuse to read a lot more.

My recommendation is, if you know what you want to do or learn, then do it and learn it. If you want to do programming, go out, pick up the books, and put the work into it to learn. If you want to develop any skill, you don't need college: the information is out there in books, conversation, and experience. And if you have something you want to do or a specific goal when it comes to anarchism and activism, I can help you plan and even correspond and help at times (I'm more willing to volunteer whatever services I can). For example, my specific goals are cohesion and solidarity between groups and interests in the leftist political spectrum and to be able to help effectively and meaningfully organize, counsel, and offer an eclectic array of skills. Obviously doing those things doesn't need 8 years of college, but the added benefits of a psych doctorate would make the going a lot easier, I feel.

If you'd like me to give you some people (professors, organizations, etc.) to correspond with and ask questions to or link up with, let me know via pm?
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Zeerahks
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My main problem is that while I'd like to stay in College for the social aspect of it, my parents have firmly stated (putting it lightly) that they won't pay for me to get C's (which is what I'd get because I don't care about grades as much as learning).

So I think what I'm going to do is issue an ultimatum to them.  Either they continue paying for college or I'm leaving town (they think the only other possibility is getting a full-time job).  I honestly don't know which one would be worse for them.

Anyway, thanks for your support.  I might just take you up on the offer.

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vov35
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My parents want me to go through a good college and get a PhD and all.

I like learning but school is just fucking retarded.  ... Thought: the reason they make us get up so early for high school is so that we feel like they control our lives. Agree/Disagree?
The only reason I even try at all in school ( I learn much better at home from the internet and documentary tv [its at least more fun to watch then taking notes... what the fuck]...)
is to keep them happy.


Now if i really wanted to convince my parents that college is unnecessary, they would start responding with regular corpgov propaganda bullshit. Can someone help me point out where it is wrong.



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