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How Many Of You Have Dropped Out Of University?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by a1z27, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. a1z27

    a1z27 Regular Member

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    Hi there,

    It's a bit off-topic but goes related with this IM life. So my question is direct: how many of you have dropped out of university? How did you feel at the beginning (1-12 months)? Do you think it was worth it?

    I'm publishing this because I've dropped out a short time ago not because I couldn't deal with it (I'm fairly good at sciences, maths, etc) but I understood university is not for me. Instead I'm building up my schedule where I get my things done, as a result I've boosted my productivity very much and I'm actually getting things done a lot faster (I don't have to learn useless things anymore!)

    The educational system here in my country is fairly bad (most of teachers don't know a SHIT what they're talking about), they discourage you all the time and educate you to dream of a 9-5 job as the best thing in life (earning your first 5-10 years $300 USD a month, I'm not bragging but I'm earning more than that working a LOT less hours).

    But after all I feel a bit depressed, because I got very used to that life especially with my friends. I'm overcoming this everyday and I'm opening this thread also as a source of inspiration and motivation for people in the same situation as me.
     
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  2. joe0074

    joe0074 Regular Member

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    What country do you live to make $300 USD a month from 9-5 job ?
    At least getting a degree to make your parents proud and after that you can do whatever you want.

    Thanks,
     
  3. antichrist

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    education is simply over-rated.
     
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  5. PTBAP

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    Sorry to hear your country has poor college education (IYO).

    Being in this US, I'm hoping I can have the means of dropping out before I graduate in 3 years, but at the same time, I would rather finish college and graduate. I see college education as a medium of learning, and the real world as the means of putting that medium of fundamentals to work.

    Stay positive, struggles are only bumps in the road, meant to be overcome.
     
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    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Nope, nearly did. Glad I stuck it out, though.
     
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    I dropped out of high-school. Glad I did.
    Never went to university. Glad I didn't.
     
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  8. MG2002

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    I believe you go to college to get a job and work for someone else. I would like to work for myself so college is not for me, IM is though!
     
  9. Zwielicht

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    I "dropped out" of college twice; the first time at the age of 16 and the second time at the age of 19. The first time I dropped out was when I was in a dual enrolment program. I fell ill with a black mold infection and had no way of attending school due to the frequent trips to the hospital, so my grades in my high school classes began dropping to B's and C's (interestingly enough, I maintained a 4.0 in the college classes). before you asked, I continued high school through a local online school program. The second time I dropped out, I left simply because I felt unchallenged.

    The first year after I dropped out the second time wasn't too bad, although I had a few relatives give me a tough time about it. Some of my favourite reactions (along with my responses) include:
    • "What, you think you're going to make money with this business?" - I bought a Mercedes soon after. This shut them up.
    • "Don't you want a good job in the future? You should at least go to secure a backup?" - Nobody will ever hire an autistic adult.
    • "What do you know about running a business? You think you know everything, don't you?" - I have to start somewhere, right?

    As for whether or not it was worth it, I make more money than I did at my "real job", although I'm still considering going back because I want a doctorate degree.
     
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  10. andalousy

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    Dropped out from two universities
    i validate the first year in both of them

    wasn't redirected well , so u just feel that u can't continue any more
     
  11. flipitup

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    I dropped out from college after 4 semesters learning accounting, when I realize it's really not for me. In those 2 years while my friends busy with balance sheet, auditing, statistic, etc. I learn PHP and Python instead. Never regretted that decision, already have a good programming job when my friends finally graduate.
     
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    luckily i have graduated from college, started doing IM since 2nd year college glad i have job now online and offline
     
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    I have graduated from college, and I don't regret any part of it. I think college life teaches you a lot of things, not just the subjects. You learn a lot of things which I think you cannot learn at home doing IM. It's a personal decision, if you want to go college then don't let anything stop you and if you want to bail out of it, do it. It's your life, you will not regret the decisions you made yourself. :)
     
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    I am still going to college, and glad I am. It is not even about the subjects you learn but more so about learning to think differently. The school that I go to is excellent (in Dallas, TX) and challenges me, every time, to think outside the box. Call me a nerd but I also love doing research and writing papers (I gave a presentation on anti-biotic resistance in animal production last spring).
     
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    I am on 2nd year now and I will leave it probably.

    It just take me too much time, for nothing.

    I live in Bosnia and education is crazy bad.

    Even when you finish 5 years or 7 years you have nothing and there is no job here.

    If you find job it's 200-400$ 7-4 job.

    I make that money in better days online.

    Education is nothing in bad country, and I hope I am with my lifestyle now working online.
     
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    I dropped out of University. I don't regret it at all .. I didn't like the course.
     
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    And do not even get me started on the people you meet going to college. I say just that is worth the time and money.
     
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    I left school when I was 16 years old, I have made really good money since then and I have learnt many things you will never learn at university :)
     
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