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Old 06-10-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart

i feel like modern society creates problems that dont need to be, the only thing that matters is being healthy and eating your next meal to stay alive

people complain about stupid stuff that doesent even matter

Now i could play it safe get a degree and some fake job or i can enjoy my life to the fullest and see things.

My question is do you have any advice on what place is the best for me to live.

Thanks

so is florida good i heard alot of people with no degree

Anyways im a real person who doesent worry about little things and dont care about money to much, people and places are what matters
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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Florida isn't that hard of a place to get by. If you like simple pleasures FL is a good place to be.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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You can have a degree and enjoy life to the fullest extent.

It's kind of hard to say, because more and more people are wanting to hire people with a degree. Are you sure you don't want to reconsider??
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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You're right about a lot of things, but trust me, you must conform if you want to make it in this society. That is, unless, you want to be on the fringe of society for life. You could always move to another country and rent jet skis on a beach. Money isn't everything, right?

I was similar to you but eventually I realized that higher education is the way to go. I recommend getting your G.E.D. and looking into universities. It's not fun working full time and going to school full time. You are so young that you can change things now. Do it!
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart

i feel like modern society creates problems that dont need to be, the only thing that matters is being healthy and eating your next meal to stay alive

people complain about stupid stuff that doesent even matter

Now i could play it safe get a degree and some fake job or i can enjoy my life to the fullest and see things.

My question is do you have any advice on what place is the best for me to live.

Thanks

so is florida good i heard alot of people with no degree

Anyways im a real person who doesent worry about little things and dont care about money to much, people and places are what matters
No offence, but your not that smart if you decided to dropout and having no type of diploma to show how smart you are won't get you far.. You could make it in any southern state, but I'm not sure what you plan to accomplish without some type of higher education.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart
Actually being smart is easy. Its applying your smarts that's difficult.

Decide what your talents and interests are and work towards a career that will allow to work in those fields. If that involves school, then don't let your dislike of school stop you-please.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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An education is one way to show that you are smart. Having money goes beyond lifes simple pleasures, it can help pay for your medical bills. Something a decent job will help you with. At some point everyone needs medical attention. Also do you want to get married at some point, or have a family? Those come easier with money.

But if thats not what your after, please don't become a statistic. I would recommend applying in the areas you want to live in first, that way when you move there you have sustained money to feed yourself and pay rent.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart
If you're as smart as you think you are, you'd just finish school. Or at least get a GED. Otherwise, believe me you'll have problems later and will just make life harder for yourself.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I agree with At1withnature. Even though you don't agree with it, you just have to conform with society. You don't want to end up on the streets or making minimum wage when you're 50 years old and looking to retire. You don't want to be working the rest of your life. Especially if you need to support a family. Maybe you can make an okay living making min. wage in certain areas of the country, but you still won't have much at all leftover to do anything else.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Actually being smart is easy. Its applying your smarts that's difficult.

Decide what your talents and interests are and work towards a career that will allow to work in those fields. If that involves school, then don't let your dislike of school stop you-please.
^That's a really good post. Effort and goals really make all the difference. If you work hard and want to work towards something where a degree will be of absolutely no help, then by all means go with that, but it's likely that having at least a HS diploma or a GED will help you in most matters.
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