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Sh4d0w
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I don't know the exact definition of procrastination, but what I do is probably not the norm. I tend to just do other things and not what I should do (is that even procrastination anymore?). For example on the weekend I should have done some homework and learned for chemistry but instead I developed my first app. I know that that's still something productive but not what I wanted to do.

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    Similar here.
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    Same here.

    My situation is, sadly, pretty much unfixable. I understand that school should be my top priority, but deeply in me don't accept our school system.

    This makes college middle to low priority and my personal goal is to prove everyone that you don't need school to fucking survive (aka. freelancing as all companies require school).

    I see school as massive time wasting machine where you learn useless things you'll never need in life, yet are required to go to school and follow a passion completely unrelated to anything you learn in school.
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    Depends on whether the "app" only outputs "Hello World" after half the code has been stolen from the internet...then it's just pastime and certainly not "productivity".
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    @Konstrukt if he realized development is his passion after developing a hello world application then I consider it productive.

    There're so many people in the country I live in that don't know what to do after they graduated and do the same crap job everyone without degree would've gotten.
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    @PublicByte Not all of school is useless. Reading, basic math, learning English and stuff like that is useful. But some of the things we do in school are not that important so I partially agree with you.
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    @Konstrukt It's not just a hello world app, the theme is randomness, you can toss a coin or a d6 or d20 dice or generate a random number in a certain range. Nothing really impressive but I didn't know what else to do.
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    @Sh4d0w our school system didn't manage to teach 10% of the population how to read and write in their native language.

    However, I do agree with the concept of teaching you basic stuff. What I meant is deeply diving into grammatical rules you ain't remember anyways.
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    We have to be completely honest. Millions of kids think that they don't have to do their schoolwork because they're going to be pro-gamers or the next Steve Jobs. At the end of the day they work as car washers and wonder where they took the wrong turn.

    Concentrate on school, work through the tasks and continue your education in your free time. Everything else is just half-finished nonsense.
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    I was like that for the longest time and thought it was OK because I was achieving something, but the act of not achieving what I was meant to is what my manager picked up in my annual performance review. Getting the task that's been asked finished rather than making up more interesting tasks and finishing them first, even if they're important, isn't a good thing.
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    @cmarshall10450 I've been productive today (by studying for chemistry) and part of the reason I only worked on the app was that it was a new skill I was learning and I was fascinated. But now that I ran into the first problems it was easier to convince myself to do something else.
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    @Sh4d0w I was the exact same. You work on it for hours until you hit a big issue. Then you worry enough about what you should be doing to get that done.
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