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    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    Yeah, I'm aware of this fact, but if someone manages to get into an Ivy League, they're probably better than I am.

    Why would I work harder if I know it's hopeless? That doesn't make sense to me.
    Except that it isn't hopeless because you can still graduate high school?

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    Although, one thing did piss me off today: the entire ecology section in the Natural History Museum was locked off for changes. And it was the one section that I needed most for my work (I'm basing my current art project off plants and wood and such). But then again.. there were tons of dinosaurs, so yay. :3

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    Just got a junk email titeled "GET PAID TO WATCH PORN, START NOW!‏"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakso View Post
    How old are you out of curiosity worg? And what do you do for a living if you just got your GED.

    Also is a GED a high school graduate thing? Not sure, we don't have that here we just graduate high school.
    22, 23 in less than 2 weeks. Still looking for a job as the market here sucks >_< GED is General Education Degree(might be diploma, can't remember and I might even just be making that up) I think and is basically the same thing as a high school diploma.
    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    No, Worgie is right. If a group is larger than 10 it will automatically divide itself into hunters and gatherers and instinctively build a life around the general vicinity. Soon enough you'll have camp fires, pelts, and a hungry god demanding tribute by blood.

    It's basic human nature, Arlee. Trust me, I'm a marine biologist.

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    That...actually makes me feel better, Arlee. I've just always assumed my parents and teachers were correct, since I didn't think people would tell me misinformation. So, even if I do have to get a GED, I'm not really going to be behind those people with 4.2 GPAs?
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    "And nothing was ever heard from Deca again"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    Musea trips, boring...
    Inorite. That's why I went out for lunch and shopping and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wass View Post
    So let's say it's hopeless to get the GPA you want. Let's assume that. Why don't you try focus on something else then?
    What else is there?
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    "And nothing was ever heard from Deca again"

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    I think GPA is more important for college/university(and again, a community college probably wouldn't care about your gpa) while employers would rather see degrees/experience
    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    No, Worgie is right. If a group is larger than 10 it will automatically divide itself into hunters and gatherers and instinctively build a life around the general vicinity. Soon enough you'll have camp fires, pelts, and a hungry god demanding tribute by blood.

    It's basic human nature, Arlee. Trust me, I'm a marine biologist.

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    Damn, still have some Grocery shopping to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    What else is there?
    Well that's the question you have to ask yourself. If the answer is nothing you are clearly not thinking enough.
    All I would ever want and need is a hug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holz View Post
    Lat0rz !
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    Wonder where that horse got his drivers license...

    Bye holz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    What else is there?
    Work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    Wonder where that horse got his drivers license...
    From the DVLNeigh.

    (In the UK it's called the DVLA.)

    Huehuehue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    Yeah, I'm aware of this fact, but if someone manages to get into an Ivy League, they're probably better than I am.

    Why would I work harder if I know it's hopeless? That doesn't make sense to me.
    I hate to be the asshole here, but this is why you failed. You're going to keep failing as long as this is your mindset. Stop thinking it's a lost cause, stop thinking everyone has irrevocably left you in the dust, and for God's sake, stop thinking you can't do anything about it.

    Okay, rant over. Seriously though, you are nowhere near screwed. Not even close to it. As others have said, a high school diploma or GED is the only requirement to get into community college. Simply graduate high school, and you're in. The instant you register for your first class in community college, your high school record is effectively erased. It technically exists, but no one will ever want to see it again. They won't care in the slightest what you did in high school - they'll want your college transcripts. All you have to do is scrape your way out of high school and then start putting in some effort in community college. It's like getting a "do-over." All of your past mistakes are meaningless - only what you do from here on out counts.

    As long as you do relatively well in community college, your state university will welcome you with open arms. As long as you do relatively well there, you'll graduate with a Bachelor's in whatever field... and from that point, the fact that you have the piece of paper is all that matters. Where said paper came from is important if you're going for a high profile job. If you just want ordinary work like 99% of the country, the existence of the paper really is more than enough.

    TL;DR High school teachers and parents fill your head with how world-ending a bad HS record is, but they're full of it. They do that to scare you into doing well. Don't fall for it. Do well on your own, and stop beating yourself up for what you can't change anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    Yeah, I'm aware of this fact, but if someone manages to get into an Ivy League, they're probably better than I am.
    Maybe... some of them, but for most of them it really just means they have more money than you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elyaan View Post
    Although, one thing did piss me off today: the entire ecology section in the Natural History Museum was locked off for changes. And it was the one section that I needed most for my work (I'm basing my current art project off plants and wood and such). But then again.. there were tons of dinosaurs, so yay. :3
    Dinosaurs! \o/ RAWR

    Quote Originally Posted by Decagon View Post
    That...actually makes me feel better, Arlee. I've just always assumed my parents and teachers were correct, since I didn't think people would tell me misinformation. So, even if I do have to get a GED, I'm not really going to be behind those people with 4.2 GPAs?
    Well... on their behalf they probably never really screwed up their life and had to crawl back from it... or they have and were basically trying to scare you into doing better. A lot of people do that... it's a lousy motivational tool for most people as it generally just has the effect of making the person feel like crap and that everything is pointless.

    Also, small other secret about those people with 4.2 GPAs... a lot of them get into their elite schools and fall apart. College is a completely different beast than high school. You really can't go through life worrying about what other people are doing or getting. All you have control over is yourself. So you need to focus on the things you can do to get where you want to go (which you probably don't really know for sure yet because most teenagers don't really know themselves well enough to make those choices and that is actually fine).

    You mentioned you never do homework? I also never did homework in high school. I personally didn't need to because in all my classes I could get A's and B's without it so I just didn't do it. The problem was, college is different. I screwed myself over because when I went to college the first time I had zero study skills. I had other issues that compounded and I ended up failing out of college the first time. Also it turned out that I apparently had ADD the whole time but no one ever diagnosed me with it because when I was a kid people didn't do that, and then when they did all the focus was on ADHD and since I wasn't hyperactive everyone was all "oh she's just a creative type"... and hogwash... For me getting that sorted made a huge difference. Every now and I again I wonder what might have been different if they had diagnosed me sooner... but that's pointless. You have your own path to walk and figure things out, honestly short of killing a bunch of people there really isn't much you can do to mess your life up beyond repair. It's hard... but it is definitely worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liagala View Post
    I hate to be the asshole here, but this is why you failed. You're going to keep failing as long as this is your mindset. Stop thinking it's a lost cause, stop thinking everyone has irrevocably left you in the dust, and for God's sake, stop thinking you can't do anything about it.

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    I hate to also be an asshole here but I agree with this. It's always like this with you Deca. You're a really fun guy to have around except for this.
    All I would ever want and need is a hug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worgenite View Post
    I think GPA is more important for college/university(and again, a community college probably wouldn't care about your gpa) while employers would rather see degrees/experience
    Neither of which I have, but oh well, I'll figure something out when I get home. Thank you guys for being awesome. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elyaan View Post
    From the DVLNeigh.

    (In the UK it's called the DVLA.)

    Huehuehue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elyaan View Post
    From the DVLNeigh.

    (In the UK it's called the DVLA.)

    Huehuehue.
    So I just googled what DVLA stand for...


    Goodnight Anak.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meari View Post
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    Drivers and vehicles license association, or something like that.
    -edit- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

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