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I don't know what he's into but if he's a computer guy, then the military is actually kinda great. It has it's downfalls and issues just like anything else. But it's what you make of it and the Cyber community specifically has some great things about it.
I was just like him. Failed a bunch of classes. Will not do homework. Got a GED my junior year and went to college early. Failed out of that. Joined the military. And now I'm somewhere where I can strive and make things, and hack and achieve without grades and scores.
BigBoo28731yI have a similar situation with my older brother. I try to encourage him because I know he could have a good life pretty easily instead of having a crummy life. Because he's smart. Atleast he has the right inclination to be smart if he gave a damn.
I know it's not my fault, and you probably know it's not your fault either. But I'm guessing that we both want them to succeed and be able to feel the same gratification as we do. And seeing them not realize that is what's hard.
Sorry if I assumed too much about you. But it feels like we have somewhat similar experiences atleast.
I can relate, in my last year teachers finally realized that they shouldnt push me like every student and it was better to ignore me. My last year my lowest grade was an 7 (out of 10). Where beforre i regularly got a 1 (out of 10, same as an US F, or a german 10)
@deadPix3l i did the same really. Right out of hs I joined the U.S Army. Best experience(but painful) really, but I did it out of choice, not because it was my last resort which is what I don't want him to look at. We both know that it is a high stress environment and don't want him to live it feeling that way since the military is specifically good at making one miserable beyond belief.
@Codex404 some people just can't go through school enjoying it. I know i couldn't, graduated in the top of my class but I was really miserable a lot of the time. My motivation for my grades was more for my mother and wife really. They pushed me and stopped me from dropping out of it a lot of the time.
BigBoo28731y@AleCx04 Nice to hear that I can be of any help. It's also good for me to hear what others are thinking.
My brother lives on disability checks. Mostly due to mental issues. It's complicated. But it's not like he's unstable. Right now they are pulling that from him because of bureaucracy.
Makes me fucking angry. I don't really have the means to help him right now. But I might be able to buy him an apartment later on. Because he lives in a very low cost time and an apartment there is less than a 1/10th of what they cost here.
Idk if that's what I should do or not though. My parents are unhelpful as usual, saying I shouldn't care about him and only care about myself.
@AleCx04 I was also miserable, but that was BECAUSE people were pushing me.
Ive got so many issues with the school system in the netherlands, but most of it is the lack of teachers and the lack of freedom for them.
Ive learned my German and English not at school (which where mandatory courses for 5 years), but the first year after I was done with school and could learn it my own way.