"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality." - Beatrix Potter (Author of the Peter Rabbit books)

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Comment on Why do I hate school? by Kyle
imagine wasting 12 years of your life going to a place and putting up with bullshit like learning meaningless crap, and submitting to garbage authority and rules. then you earn yourself a diploma that basically says you survived 12 years of bullshit. Now you just wanna fuck off and do whatever the fuck you like. But no, you need money to survive, and you need stable living jobs, because surprise surprise, cost of living is too fucking expensive. everything cost money. so you have to get a job, but how? unless it's slaving away for 10-12 hours flipping burger for life, you HAVE to go to college, putting up 4 more years of bullshit to earn a bachelor's degree, which is STILL not enough to be accepted for a decent job. WTF. What's next then? another goddamn 3-4 in Master's Programs and MAYBE 2-3 years in fucking PhD/MD. Only then you have a decent chance to have a payable job. And it's only once you attain that good paying, should you have a well-defined status, money, and a title to be remembered by society. This whole system is fucked up. literally just SUBMIT TO OUR SYSTEM OR GTFO AND DIE IN IRRELEVANCY

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by AC
Hello, although I am quite late. I am 17 and always hated school since about kindergarten. Once I got into 3rd and 4th grade I absolutely hated school. My parents would have to force me out of bed because I refused to go. It always felt like torture to me, I hate sitting and listening to teachers talk hours on end and reading boring books and trying to memorize everything. In all almost 12 years of school I’ve done, I can tell you I have leaned absolutely nothing that I would need in the real world. I’ve been failing every year and have done summer school twice. I just found out I need to do 6 more classes to graduate this year. It fucking sucks, I feel like an idiot always because the kids I go to school with seem to enjoy it and get good grades. While I’m over in the corner just thinking about blowing my head off honestly. It’s just so stressful. I come home and all I think about is school, how am I going to get this done? My mom had dropped out at my age but she had a good GPA I have a 1.8 gpa. I can’t learn like these other kids can and it seems to make teachers think I’m stupid and I hate that. I’ve never really gave any fucks about the quizzes and homework I basically bombed all of it. All I want to do is graduate and be able to live my life without school. It’s made me so depressed and tired and just makes me think I have no future what so ever because I didn’t do good. I’ve learned more on google than I have in school and that says a lot. I wish there were more options for kids like me to be able to succeed in a different environment. Not everyone learns the same way. If you can relate to this you are not the only one and we are not stupid. We just don’t think the same way as everyone else does, and that’s ok because honestly school is bullshit, they teach you nothing useful other than how to read and do basic math. I wish it was more of you can pick what you want to learn about and not just do what the teachers want you to do. Hopefully I’ll be able to graduate this year, if not I’m not even sure what I would do. Probably just drop out even though everyone says to me you will not be able to even get a job. Fuck it I don’t even care. I’m a good worker when it comes to an actual job and getting paid. But school, fuck no get me out of there it’s horrible.

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
how do i not go to school tomorrow

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
i im on the verge of destroying my school

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by notahero
I’m so glad I found this. Ive been highly stressed because of school since the pandemic started. I’m one of those people who were able to get good grades without much effort. I was a “gifted kid” I was told since I was a child that I was smart and I could achieve loads of things. And I still get told that… And i fucking hate it. I was born in Mexico and moved to the US a couple of years ago. I know Spanish and English fluently. People tell me I’m lucky to live in a country with many opportunities, and while I’m grateful that I’m able to work and have more freedom over certain things, school is something I’m just not considering anymore. Ever since the pandemic started and we had to do online school, my grades went down. I couldn’t discipline myself to sit down and open my chrome book and do work. Since it was all online, it was much easier to ignore. I was not used to doing homework at home at all. I would always have at least one or two things to do, and I would spend most of my free time doing other freeing things I liked such as drawing, watching TV, watching youtube, etc. When the pandemic started, I could barely do any work. I am aged to pass that second semester with Ds, but when the next school year started, I just couldn’t. I absolutely couldn’t. We had in perdon school but even then I felt i capable of doing anything. Then I got covid and had to do online school for a while, even after I felt better because I was scared of it and also saw a way out of having to deal with school. It came to the point where I had too much homework and I had no motivation. It also didn’t help that I had no friends anymore in any classes, there was no one I could talk to. I barely passed that semester. Then the second semester, I tried getting by but I also couldn’t. It came to the point where my mom sent me to a therapist who finally put a word in and told me that if I wanted to stop going to school then I could, and I did. And i felt much better. Unfortunately summer is over and for some reason dropping out isn’t an option. I told my mom that if I absolutely had to, I would do online, but I don’t care, it was just a way for me to do nothing. My mom wanted to have a serious talk with me one day and I was crying while she was telling me I had to go to school. She didn’t leave my room, and all I could think about then is how I wanted to kill myself. So I went around her and grabbed the exacto knife from my desk. I became conflicted as to whether or not I wanted to do it at the heat of the moment but she caught up to me. I had a panic attack while she held me and we both cried together for a while. She told me I didn’t have to do anything if I didn’t want to. After that I would just get by day by day doing the things I liked to try to make myself happy. Obviously I had friends and coworkers telling me to do school, but I just don’t care. I’m so tired of crying about it, I’m so tired of having to worry about something I could care less about. I want to die. My stepfather and my mom have been getting emails about my missing work, and they’ve been telling me that I should catch up. I can’t. I don’t want to. I want to die. I don’t want to deal with any of this. Even my moms friend took me out on a walk to give me a speech about how important it is for us as mexicans to stand up and reach our goal and do what we want to and show others that we can. Even then I ended up crying during that walk. I can’t do this anymore. Maybe I am a selfish bastard, maybe I don’t care about anyone but myself, maybe my existence is meaningless, maybe I just shouldn’t be here anymore. I’m thinking that if things don’t get better, I’ll move out with my dad in mexico. At least I can see my family there and my dad understands me. Maybe I can do some independent study there to get my GED at least, and spent my time learning more about digital art and animation. Sincerely, a 17 year old junior in high school.

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
i hate middle school

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
its my first day of 7th grade

Comment on School makes me feel depressed, I don't want to go back by CynicalGuy42
Smart kids (at least in the academic sense) don't necessarily have a wonderful school experience. Granted, the academic part of school (which is admittedly sold to parents as a purpose of school) might be a bit easier for them. But they might have difficulty with the social aspects of school.

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
I wish I could kill everybody in school

Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by She
Really, it's good that someone acknowledges the negative effects that school can cause. And I am aware how hard it can be to speak up of traumatizing events or the constant denial, that those events are important. But I must say, though I generally can grasp your feelings, the education system is not the worst. I know a lot of people, who did totally enjoy their time in class. And you know what, I am absolutely and genuinely happy they could. No one experienced those 12 years the same. The "authorities" seem not to care enough to finally individualize school for the pupils and not the other way around. To my time I suffered from severe anxiety, so that I used to lock myself into the toilet, while class and hide from the others. I got bullied, I got harmed and the worst of all, at some point, I cared about nothing, despite school anymore. I just learned and learned, to realize in the end I fogot everything, eventually. So as I graduated, I suffered from severe depressions and regular panic attacks. Everytime I couldn't spend my time learning literally anything, was a minute not worthy of life. I kept this struggle up, always gathering more and more knowledge, because that's what I was taught to do. Till at some point I attempted suicide. Luckily I failed, but I was really close to death. For me, school did more harm, than good too. After some years of eventual recovery, I wasn't able to learn anymore, not in a productive way, so I took some time off to heal. If school would have been more individualized and my country would legally allow homeschooling for example, it had safed me a lot more years of madness, worthlessness and deep pain. To say we need to "improve" school (as was said a million times at this point) is, sorry, plain bullshit. We can't adjust school to everyone's feelings, we should rethink wh learning actually means and what we are being taught. Not to mention the way which is for kids more engaging to learn. Building everything up on "rewards" as in grades is a damaging way of even grasping how real life is supposed to works.

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