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Ariesrocks!
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posted March 02, 2004 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ariesrocks!     Edit/Delete Message

I guess I do cause I'm going back to school fulltime. What's your education?
did you like school? I've noticed that the more interest a person has in esoteric subjects, the more likely he/she is to have "hated" school. I know I did

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Ariesrocks!
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posted March 02, 2004 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ariesrocks!     Edit/Delete Message

ooops, maybe this should've been in the labours of love section...Randall?

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Randall
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posted March 02, 2004 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
This is a good Forum for it. We do have education Topics in LOL, but that's just because we talk about parenting. You should get a good response here.

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Ariesrocks!
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posted March 02, 2004 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ariesrocks!     Edit/Delete Message

thanks Randall

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gloomy sag
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posted March 02, 2004 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gloomy sag     Edit/Delete Message
I am the eternal student. Already have a bachelor's degree but now I'm changing majors and will complete my associates next semester. I will eventually go for my master's when I focus on something. I LOVE school, always have. LOVE learning new stuff and school is where I make friends
I disagree with you, AriesRocks when you say that esoteric subjects don't go along with school. I would LOVE to go to school for reiki, astrology, homoeopathy, phsychology, witch craft, tarot, and so on.

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Ariesrocks!
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posted March 02, 2004 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ariesrocks!     Edit/Delete Message

No love, that's not what I meant I meant that the subjects that are available in highschool etc aren't always suitable for the "esoteric" minded student.
I too think it's great to learn about spirituality and like the idea of being able to study such subjects at school

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sthenri
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posted March 02, 2004 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sthenri     Edit/Delete Message
I think it would be great if students could pick their own trade at say 15 and decide on their own what to do. That way they are not stuck in useless classes. I was stuck in useless classes until I took a test to get out of high school early. Then I took another test to finish up in college early.

It seemed I was always in these useless classes. Now I am learning all I can! But they didn't anything I needed to learn in school. I did like trades, anything to do with my hands, even welding I would take. But I finished up with biochemistry because

A. it's something you do and boring teachers don't lecture you all the time
B. You have to be a self starter and my Aries Venus likes that
C. I love science and medicine, Einstein also had Venus in Aries
D. There were lots of boys in those classes

Then I decided to get back in touch with my feminine side so I danced with a ballet company and stayed with that. When my knees gave out I had to find a new profession so I am still very scientific with materials but my output is artistic expression. I fabricate and manufacture works of art for anything you have in mind. I love new techniques and I am constantly going to mentors and having "formation".

That is constantly forming my talents.

Even doctors go back to school continuously so I would say to students planning on going back again and again over the course of your lifetime, so pick something that you can grow with. Don't be afraid to bite off more than you can chew and if it's not fun don't do it.

Piano school-we need more of those
my little brother wants to do that and he's an Aqua with a Leo moon

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WychOfAvalon
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posted March 02, 2004 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WychOfAvalon     Edit/Delete Message
I loved learning. I never really liked school. HATED elementary and high school because of the stupid kids going there with me. I didn't have time for the social nonsense and being made fun of.

I dropped out of High School even though I was in the top 5% of my class because it was repetitive, boring, and dangerous. Majored in Fashion Design at FIT until I got mad that they wanted to clone us into little Calvin Kleins or Donna Karans.

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gloomy sag
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posted March 02, 2004 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gloomy sag     Edit/Delete Message
Well, I guess, I misinterpreted your post then, AriesRocks I HATED my elementary school, but after that I was lucky to go to a special high school and to graduate from a university where I liked most of my professors and colleagues. Some of them shared my interests in astrology (even some of the professors That was in Bulgaria.

When I came to the US to go to school at a communiy college I hoped that I'm going to meet people with similar interests. Silly me
Anyway, I was lucky to find this forum. It is keeping me sane and I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO POST HERE FOR THAT!!!

P.S.I come from a culture that has 0 tolerance for school drop-outs. It is just unheard there. Don't get me wrong, guys, I am still ajusting to the US and I find the thought that one can just leave school before graduation very liberating. But again:
'What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger', doesn't it?

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dorkus_malorkus
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posted March 02, 2004 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dorkus_malorkus     Edit/Delete Message
man i hate high school. everybody is so superficial, it hecka sucks. i can't wait until fall, i'm moving to san francisco to attend art school where i will major in computer arts

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pidaua
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posted March 03, 2004 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pidaua     Edit/Delete Message
I always loved school and I was into esoteric things during high school and college.

I also majored in Biology / Chemistry - which is very hard when you are also Christian and believe in other metaphysical things as well. What I mean is, I would have very secular people argue with me that I must be stupid to believe in God or a Creator, astrology or even my American Indian roots of shamanism / herbal healing.

They could kiss my brown A$$. My retort was, I will do what I have chosen and whether you like it or not will not affect me because you are not important to my lifes purpose.

When I had to take evolution I was angry, especially since I was at a private Lutheran Univeristy. My mentor said "If this class makes you no longer believe in God, then you never believed in the first place".

We don't have to wear our metaphysical leanings on our sleeves. Heck we don't even have to be "close" to those at school, because years from now you will not see 99% of them.

I was very fortunate in that I hung out with the jocks, weirdos, social peeps and 1-2 science geeks. I went to parties, but just like my Christianity, I didn't broadcast "Hey I am a Jesus Crispy, Astrology believing Metaphysical person...ACCEPT ME" LOL...I was just me. Even if I was a bit off and in my own world.

Now, there were some that questioned me. Somet that felt I had something wrong with me because I was outgoing and good looking, but I didn't feel the need to impress them or "put out". Again,I fell back on my core beliefs about what I wanted as a person. School was just a brief stop on this whole path in life. I HAD to take those classes and get my degree to do the job I do, but loved it. Having to get a BA also meant taking tons of humanities, art, theatre, ethics and Christianity classes. I also threw in some pyschology, sociology and criminal justice courses for the heck of it. Let's just say I graduated with about 100 units more than I needed LOL...I am such a dork.


I also knew some people that went out of their way to draw negative attention to themselves in that they were waaaaay out there. They dressed way weird - like the chick that was so into the medievil times that she would wear costumes to school. Well, more power to her, but then she began to get very vocal about how dumb everyone else in Biochem was because we weren't like her. Oooookayyyyyy, what a weirdo. I felt the same way towards some of the Bible thumpers that went out of their way to brag about being so damn pure and holy, when I knew they weren't.


LOL..that is my two cents!!!!

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pixelpixie
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posted March 04, 2004 01:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pixelpixie     Edit/Delete Message

EDJA..EDJA-MA-CAY-SHUN?
Wut dat meen?

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pidaua
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posted March 04, 2004 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pidaua     Edit/Delete Message
LOL...pixie...hee hee

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proxieme
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I was in my senior year of getting my Bachelor's in a combo of Anthropology and Political Science (dabbling a bit in Peace Studies - yes, there really were classes like that at my school) when my husband and I found out that I was pregnant.
Now we're down in Alabama while he goes through flight training & I...um...am 8 months pregnant in a new place. Sooo...my formal edumacation is presently on hold, though I'm plowing through _The History of God_ and (finally, hopefully, actually) sitting down and finishing _Guns, Germs & Steel_ as well as whatever else catches my fancy

Oh, and I'm learning how to make a quilt and am doing watercolors.

No, I don't feel like I'm in an institution.

Oh, and going back: I pretty much slept through school up until college (and even through some of that). It's actually a big blur, though I graduated from high school - astoundingly - with honors.
Taking a break from university studies was probably a blessing in disguise; I'd grown pretty sick of the whole formal education thing, at least for the time being.

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