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I just dropped out of school

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Black.Star, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Black.Star

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    Hey BHW,

    I consider this forum to be a virtual home for me, so I wanted to share the newest turn of events in my life with you guys:

    I just decided to drop out of school. School is the major reason for all negativity in my life at the moment and I worry way too much about it constantly. It drags me down and it leads to a lot of procrastination in all my life activities. I believe that sometimes you need to say fuck it and just do it to turn things around. And I really need that "fuck it" right now.

    For the next 6 month I have 15 hours per day to focus on IM. I made some good money in the past but I want to extend my knowledge and business ventures by a big amount. I am not without a degree, I have the "Realschulabschluss" which the second highest standard degree in germany below the "Abitur". I theoretically have only around half a year to go for the Abitur but I skipped a huge amount of lessons and my grades are not that impressive overall. If I do something I wanna do it good, so I may retake the "Abitur" stuff later in evening schools if I really feel like I need it. I always have my programming experience to fall back on.


    Thanks to all the awesome individuals here who make this community such a great thing to be part of,

    Wish me luck everyone,

    It is "now or never" for the next few month.
     
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    Not sure what grade you were in and dropped out, but I dropped out of college to do IM also. Has worked out great for me so far and I couldn't be happier. Goodluck man. The possibilites on the internet are endless, you just have to work for it and take action.
     
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    Nice Move..... You will be successful in future.
     
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    You had only a half a year to finish and you dropped out or did I read that wrong?
     
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    Dropping out of school really isn't the answer. Go see a counselor or someone else before just taking drastic measures like that. With the way the internet works, you may not make the money you previously did, or expect to make again. The internet is sometimes unpredictable and shouldn't be used as your last lifeline.
     
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    Congrats Bro!
    Now go to Barnes and Nobles and purchase a business book for 32 bucks and save yourself $80k + in student loans
     
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    Well Good Luck with your plans.

    All the best.
     
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    Congrats and props to you for "breaking free". This is your first step towards true freedom, only like the '1%' guys know it ;)

    Anyways, if you're not loaded yet, stay away from drugs, don't get to caught up on BHW and get smarter each day.

    Realize that the people around you have pockets, and you need to be the one to turn them indside-out.

    Have a good day, sir :)

    Edit: you might do some drugs yiiiihaaaaa :D (it depends on your personality, but I've seen some businessmen 'find' great ideas whilst trippin')
     
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  10. Black.Star

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    I know that very well. I am experienced in different programming languages tho so I can always work as a freelancer or do app programming or similiar things. I won't rely purely on IM ofcourse I always spreaded my business ventures and I will continue to do so. :)
    I don't really start from zero, I average enough every month since one and a half year to live with.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    OP is from Germany. Free education fuck yea!... like it matters :D

    Good luck OP, dont let other things overtake you. The feeling of freedom...might cause you some drinking problems and awkward moments when people ask you what do you do now and u are just like: I do websites hurr durr. Explaingin IM would be just too exhausting and not worth it.

    Well,as I said, good luck to your way to riches, just dont dream all the time and u will be good.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I stayed sober most of my life besides some casual evening relaxation cannabis bowls.
    I will work hard everyday to improve myself and I even set fixed goals already for certain skills I have to acquire in a set amount of time.

    Hope you will have a great day aswell.
     
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    Polynom - Best BHW Quote 2013
     
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  14. Black.Star

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    Exactly. Free education and a really good social security net (which I won't really need but just to set things in perspective for all the americans here.) As funny as it sounds from someone living in a country where beer and liquor are legal for 16 or 18 year old the amount of times I drinked alcohol in my life can be counted on two hands. It's just not my kind of drug :)

    Haha my family knows very well what I do online and one of my clients is my dad's company, so yeah I should be fine in that regard.

    Thanks for the kind words man :)
     
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    Congratulations dude! I know exactly how you feel about being dragged down and procrastination, similar story here. :)
     
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    Well done sir, sometimes dropping out is the now almost cliché'd 'taking action' we often talk about on this forum best reqiuired for a persons situation imo.
    Personally I finished highschool but by the time I did I had already begun to feel bored with all my economics / accounting subjects and was easily having the most fun in my computer science subjects.
    I did however make the mistake of beginning my tertiary / university / college studies gearing towards an eventual majoring in business. This was a big mistake as I quickly realized that without passion I was studying towards a boring life that just wouldn't end up suiting me or making me very happy because of who I am. I had been slightly pressured by my parents to persue either a life in law or business.. so I guess that explains the choices I made at the time, but to swing this back to your situation I can say that cancelling that simestar of study in order to renew afresh in advanced network and systems engineering instead was one of the most difficult decisions I made in my life due to parental, financial and society related pressures and stress.

    However, that decision is definitely the best one I ever made in life, and certainly the turning point of my life as to when I stopped being a boy and turned into my own man. The I.T lifestyle has been nothing but good to me, and IM is certainly a lucrative area to get into.
    You just need to do your best to remain focused, of course money is usually enough to keep the pressure on most people as paying the bills is important, but my advice to you is also always strive to improve and upscale your earnings / teachings.
    Google search can be better than any university lecturer you've never met, but only if you yourself are discipllined and dedicated enough to engage it that way rather than burn your days on youtube.

    Best of luck sir, we expect great things from you in future ;]
     
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    Let us know how it goes OP. No sarcasm, i'm contemplating the same thing
     
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    Thanks dude. We did some talking on IRC in the past about similiar stuff haha :)
    I appreciate the kind words.
     
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    Good on you. Now education and income are your responsibility. Shouldn't be a prob with Oxford at
    your fingertips. Keep educating yourself. A couple of classes in what you want to learn while working
    is better than their system in my book. :cool:
     
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    Your story sounds exactly like what I am hoping for.
    I am more fit for a programmer lifestyle than going the "normal route".

    Thanks for the kind words. I will do my best.
     
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