In with recent articles : http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/10/hsdo-a10.htmlhttp://www.psmag.com/education/even-dropouts-digital-divide-matters-69988/
"If you drop out of high school, odds are you'll end up in a dead-end job for life"
It's 2013, if you're a highschool dropout, you'll be lucky in 10 years if there even jobs for you to flip burgers or even be a cashier at a burger flipping joint :http://news.cnet.com/mcdonalds-hires-7000-touch-screen-cashiers/8301-17938_105-20063732-1.htmlhttp://singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/
Societies are progressing forward w/ technology. Technology capable of doing jobs humans once did.
With a Bachelors degree being the basic requirement for a decent job these days, I'm shocked that people are even considering not even graduating from highschool. You might as well pick a street corner to live on now.
And I don't want to hear all this shit about school being worthless... You're young and have no concept of the world. Getting a highschool diploma is the least you can do to build a foundation for yourself. There's less and less jobs and more and more requirements for highly skilled people.
You're toast man. Good luck
Graduating high school isnt always a requirement to get into college. A college education is whats most important. I made the mistake of dropping out, but went and got my GED. That and my SAT score were good enough to get into a decent enough college(Indiana University Northwest), and with a little time and effort I'll transfer to the main campus.
Not having a high school diploma doesnt always condemn you, but it is indicative of some character traits that would prevent you from succeeding in life. If you have drive, ambition, and focus, it wont make too much of a difference if you can get higher education. Most drop outs however don't pursue an education and doom themselves. I am the only drop out I know that has either a job or is going to school. They never matured from their old mentalities. They are just as lazy and naive as they were when we were 18.
If you are capable of finishing high school, do it. To this day I regret not finishing school. Despite dealing with some crippling personal issues I still had the capacity to graduate. Why rob yourself of opportunities? Its cliche to say, but facing adversity will make you stronger. You will not be prepared for the challenges of adult life if you cant overcome the obstacles in front of you now. Start working on your strength and conditioning before the big marathon.
Simply put : there's no rush to being an 'adult' in life. I can't imagine what's so urgent for a person who isn't 18 that they have to 'skip' out on highschool. You barely know anything about the world or yourself. You can claim all you want that you do (young ego) but I'm not buying it for 9/10 of the cases...
And no... the typical dropout isn't making straight A's and taking AP courses. Probably in basic courses getting D's. So, there isn't much to be said for such 'action'.
And yeah, maybe 1/10 is a bill gates. Problem is, when you are young and don't know anything about the world or yourself and have that (young ego), you are not even capable of judging if you are a bill gates type....
And listen man.. It's 2013. The world has gotten a lot more complex .. It takes a considerable amount of education to even begin playing w/ productive concepts.. I.E : Bill gates would not be able to do today what he did back then... why? The whole field has gotten so complex that you seriously have to take considerable schooling to be able to begin contributing..
For other industries, the internet has connected the world. There's tons more competition ... Thus why a bachelor's is a basic level of education now. Society is not going in reverse. It's moving forward. Tricks that worked 'back then' are not going to work now and if/when it does, it will be a lot harder w/ more competition.
So, I'm not sure what's going on w/ people's thinking or their parents... But you better not be the clown who decides not to finish Highschool anymore... Not in 2013 and certainly not for the future of your well-being and financial freedom.
Life isn't going anywhere. It will be there waiting when you get out of highschool just like it will after college. The difference being, when you actually finish those, is that you will be a lot more well rounded and capable of pursuing your dreams.
College is not about a silly diploma. It's about molding your mind and ushering you into a new level of thinking and viewing the world. At least when you're not dicking around 24/7.