Hello fellow blackhatters, I come to you with a question that has been bugging me for the past few months in fact, to try and gauge a opinion from the industry within which we all work. Time management. At the moment, I'm 16 and in my last year of compulsory schooling. Throughout my schooling thus far I've done pretty well academically and socially. However, I've realised that largely schooling is a tonne of bullshit. School is pushed upon us as if we should we not put all our effort into it, we'll simply fail at life, live on the dole or do a white collar job, and there will be no alternative. It really is. Here is where I stand on this matter. Teachers. Few and far between do teachers really care about their students. Countless times I and friends have been fucked over by the educational system, and seldom would they even lift a finger out to help. They're paid about £30K a year, to come in for about 32 weeks a year which is far less than every other job in my opinion, perhaps a blatant incentive to take it, or perhaps they didn't do too well themselves. My apologies to anyone who is a teacher on this board, this doesn't go for all, just the large majority (especially those in senior management). Examinations. Qualifications are coming to the point where it's as if they actually want to mind fuck you. A sat a Physics exam today, and by my thinking I haven't done all to well at all. Partially because I should have done a little more revision, but largely to the wording of the questions in the exam paper. Unfortunately our year has been subject to a lot of guinea pigging and beta testing as they've a bunch of bullshit courses at us while the previous years course was fine. University. From the different opinions I've got, and the posts I've seen it seems they are following suit in much the same way. The amount of work you need to do to get into a top university, and then the amount of work you need to do to stay in, only to end up with a job that pays £30-40K on average is absolutely ridiculous. In summation I think that the educational system is another way to shift everyone into one mind set, following through like sheep. Of course personal opinion comes into it a lot, and if you like school or have no idea what you want to do, then it's probably a good option for you. However, this is where my dilemma meets the educational system. I've always wanted to be in business, ever since I was about 8. Over the years, I've come up with numerous different schemes to make money, from selling LiveStrong bands in school with a 100% ROI (which sadly failed as I forgot something key, primary school kids don't have money) to selling snacks in school. I've always been quite tech savvy, and amongst those in my year I definitely know the most about computing (real shit, not how to use fucking office as is taught for four years if you en-roll in our school's ICT course). I discovered internet marketing about a year ago, while looking for schemes to make money, and like most fell to the many "guru's" who try to ensue upon poor individuals the ability to make $1Million in a month. However, about four months ago after hanging around various forums and reading into a lot of blogs I develop my own array of mindsets and tactics. So far I've been able to make a fair amount of money (around $5k). I realise it's not much, but I've spent a lot of time learning and reading and now I'm just starting my own full sized campaign which should profit me $200-250 a day. I believe there are several skills that I have that will make me a successful internet marketer; analytical ability, quick thinking, ability to adapt fast, creativity and a sense of what the market wants. I don't look to exploit one little tactic, but instead to build a proper business model which doesn't rely on just one method to profit but fully uses all the relevant advertising mediums and resources which it can. That $200-250 a day I should be making will simply be retained as capital to fund a further bigger venture, in the realm of $10,000. My question is why go through all the bullshit hassle of examinations, coursework, idiotic teachers and several years of university only to end up with a degree that can simply open a door to a £30-40K a year 9-5? Surely, in the corporate world, the experience of building successful businesses and a full grasp of the business world is worth more then a piece of paper? There would be no way that my mother would allow me to quit schooling at the end of this year, however next year begins sixth form where the subjects that I take are completely optional. I was planning to do further maths, maths, politics and economics, but with the summation that I probably won't go to university after all should I try and make next year as relaxed as possible so that I can spend as much time scaling, scaling, scaling? Anyway, sorry for my long winded rant post to those of you who found it so , but any opinions would be greatly appreciated .