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Yep, I am with Stormy, they told me that if I would miss another day they wouldn't graduate me my Senior year!
They said the same thing to me and I was like fine, you can keep your diploma. It wasn't that I think school is not important, it is. It's just that I was exceptionally bored at all turns and they could not keep me occupied. I'm an ideas person, I like thinking outside of the box and I like knowing there's more than just "A" or "B" as an answer, there's always an option "C". And if there isn't one, by golly I'll figure out a way to create it.
I was challenged by teachers, but in the wrong ways. Teachers always gave me the "you're so ______, why can't you turn in your homework?"; "because it's stupid", was never a sufficient answer.
I would have done much better if I had gone to a contemporary school where I dictated what I wanted to learn, when I wanted to learn it, and decide just how much of the subject I wanted to learn.
Those options weren't available back then. College was completely out of the question because I refuse to live my life saddled by debt.