This article is aimed at young people who hate school and would rather be somewhere else. These young people often actually love to learn - the problem is that few subjects offered at school are interesting to them, or the way in which it is presented is just horribly boring.
Before I go on, it is possible to legally get out of school, and get your education in other ways, through homeschooling or unschooling (if your parents will let you). Since this article is more focused on how to survive school if you can't get out, more information about those options will be listed at the bottom of this article.
Here are five vital points that will help you keep your sanity:
1) Just because they like it, doesn't mean you have to.
Everybody's different. People like different things, people do things in different ways. Why should school be an exception? What were they thinking when they designed a school that would teach everyone the same stuff in the same way? Did they really think that would work? Fact is, it doesn't work. Not for everyone, at least. If you prefer to do things your own way, that's a GOOD thing. Those kids who function best when told what to do every second of their lives will probably be working for you someday.
What about those people who assume that just because they did well in school or even liked it, that everyone should be capable of the same results? Don't worry about them. You can't expect everyone to understand you, just as they can't expect everyone to react to school the way they did. You could try to reason with them, but some people just won't change their minds no matter what, so don't lose sleep over them.
2) You're not the only one.
Lots of young people hate school. Lots of older people still hate school. Does that mean people who hate school are doomed to "flip burgers the rest of their lives"? Nope. Just because someone hates school doesn't mean they hate learning - in fact, often people hate school precisely BECAUSE they love learning - school is so boring it gives learning a bad name.
Some people who won the Nobel Prize hated school:
George Bernard Shaw said, "There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school."
Albert Einstein said, "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
3) How educational is school really?
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