Giving Up Already???

by Anonymous on Oct. 15th, 2008

I was driving today to school, and my little brother told me he hates going to school, and that because there are so much issue in his life that he wants to quit going to school. I turned around and told him, " If you give up on school like your 3 older siblings, where do you expect to be in 2 to 5 years? Why would you want to quit the education you're recieving? Do you want a life like the 3 older siblings too? We are a low-income family, so why are you giving up so soon on life? How about you stop for one second, and thank how greatful you are for the life you have right now... you have a home to go back to, you have a free education right now, you don't live under the bridge, you have clothes and shoes, you have food, and you have people who cares deeply about you... I can not do things for you or force you to do them. It's about YOU... and how bad you want to make a difference, not just in your life but those surrounding you as well."

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dennisvang says:

if u give up on school u give up on life and knowlege to learn. school is there to teach u the values of life and what u need to survive later on.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 11:10am
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Joe says:

icecream_city09 - thanks for posting! Science Buzz is focused on current science topics. Can you tell us about school drop out rates? Are they on the increase? Decrease? Why?

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Thanks for posting!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:44pm
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Candace says:

wow. how sad. So young and givving up so early. what is this world becomming? You are a great older sibling!

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 10:01pm

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