Free learning. Yes please.
i’m so there
HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME @_@
reblogging this for others and also for me to remember to investigate when I finish washing dishes
when i was in 7th grade, i had a science teacher who would give really easy tests. i would finish them in 10 minutes, then spend the rest of the period drawing ninjas all over the paper. i always told him to circle all 200 in red pen, and he did. one day, i decided to fuck him over by only drawing 199. when i got the test back, he’d written “you devil-spawn” on the top.
"tumblr taught me more than school did" school taught you how to fucking read
my parents taught me how to read before school even started and then the school got angry at my parents for doing ‘the schools job’
you literally stole that from to kill a mockingbird literally no school would do that unless it was the fucking 50s in alabama
One day last semester I was on the bus heading to class and I was like ‘fuck class started ten minutes ago I’m going to be late again.’
And then I looked down and realized that my professor was in the seat in front of me editing his powerpoints for the class that we were both supposed to be in.
one time in high school i didnt read the assigned book and i was like fuck it imma write this essay anyway and i had no idea what the book was even about or who the characters were so i just spewed out some shit about archetypes and the teacher came up to me after class and told me i was the only student who truly understood the book
recently i saw an opinion relating to college and some of the expenses for students and it made me remember about something; about how some college students bitch and moan about how they couldn’t afford going to school or paying for college. but can afford fancy personal items on themselves.
Here’s the deal; if you can easily splurge on expensive electronics like a 3DS or iPods, hell even on things you won’t even use for school like art supplies or cosplay material, then you don’t have any say not being able to afford school or college if you can easily pay for any of these expense. You can put that money to good use for education but instead you waste it on meaninglessness hobbies that probably wont benefit you in the real world.
A 3DS costs the same as a college textbook. A lot of people can afford to make that purchase once, but not 10 times a year for four (or more) years.
So this blog is still terrible, anyway.
Another stop on the “if you think poor people shouldn’t have anything nice ever you are wrong and you suck” train.
Besides, hobbies are THINGS THAT MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY. I don’t give a fuck how “meaningless” they are; if it gives someone joy in their life, then they should be able to pursue it. Not everything has to be applicable to your career.
Ok story time: I’ve attended 2 colleges so far in my life. The first one was a lovely community college where I took a ton of gen eds and worked 30+hrs a week saving money. I very quickly learned that I was going to have to drop waaaaay more money on textbooks then I had ever thought, and I wasn’t even going to open half of those because syllabuses changed/things happened/whatever. They had a sell back option at the end of semester that helped, but it was still insane what I was being asked to do.
Then I went to my lovely university and became an art major where I would be constantly told I need to drop around $300+ a class on specialized art supplies in the first week. The same thing then happened with my textbooks where I would find myself not touching half of the supplies and then find out a month in that a product that was a fraction of the cost would have worked just as well for the supplies I was using but for some reason my professor was in lust with an expensive brand they swore by.
So moral of the story is fuck all of that noise. Go see if you can rent the textbook from a local library or buy a heavily discounted copy online. See if you can find pdfs or find friends who have taken that class and borrow from them. Talk to your peers and share a textbook because I can promise that there is practically zero chance you’re ever going to touch that $150 textbook again afterwards so don’t waste your money.
And art supplies? Don’t buy until your teacher actually says you’re going to need it for the next project, and even then go find an art store and ask the employees for more affordable options (as a former Blick associate, I can promise that we know/can find out how the quality of the product will change with brands), or go online and find forums (wetcanvas is a WONDERFUL one for traditional mediums) and actually talk to your teacher and ask if you have to stick to a certain brand or if they have other recommendations because holy fuck that shit gets pricey real quick.
Tuition and all of the fees with higher learning are crazy enough as is, adding supply fees on top is just cruel. Go out and buy that DS or book or fancy meal because school is stressful and being able to sit around and fight some baddies in a game is going to be way more helpful to your sanity then dropping thousands of dollars on practically pointless books.
TODAY IN CLASS THIS CHICK WAS PASSING OUT A PACKET AND SHE JUST THREW MINE AT ME AND I SAID “Yo don’t fuckin throw that shit at me like I’m a stripper.” AND EVERYONE AROUND ME JUST STARED AT ME AND I REALIZED THAT ITS BC THATS THE FIRST THING IVE SAID IN CLASS SINCE I CAME TO THIS SCHOOL AND JFC
In my Sociology class, we had to write every hurtful word we’ve ever been called on a sticky note and then stick it to our body. We then went around and took them off of each other. Most of us in tears…this is the aftermath.
…I have no words for this post.
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