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Best Reasons to Drop Out of Uni: Part 2

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Published May 23rd 2013
They say quitting is a virtue
If you didn't fall into any of the categories in Part 1, never fear! Exams may be looming ahead, but there's still time to step away from the battle that is student vs. textbook. It's not cowardly - it's smart! Especially because...

4. You know it all

One word: Einstein. With a name that has come to mean genius, it's hard to believe Albert Einstein was a dropout. (A high school dropout, but still).

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The education system just couldn't keep up with him. He was above solving Maths Mate homework sheets. Way past Year 12 physics. In fact, he was so beyond common knowledge that he failed an entrance exam to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology obviously those marking just didn't understand the mind of this scientific prodigy.

He published his 1905 theory of spatial relativity (including the most famous expression in science history: E=mc2) when he was 26 so don't stress people, most of you have still got time.


5. You really don't get it

If you're in class right now, reading this site and updating your weekend to-do list, you're one of Those People. That is, those people who somehow stumble in uni and only realise halfway through that knowing stuff was never their forte.

But before you approach the lecturer to ask if you've missed anything important (after almost a semester of absence), it might be time to rethink your life... and become a sporting hero.

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If you've successfully knocked someone out in a Valley club, boxing is definitely for you. Have trouble comprehending questions and find you're constantly knocking items off store shelves with your biceps? You're basically the definition of an A-League Football star. If cold climates are your thing, get those ice-skates on and slide to victory with the ultimate attack plan: win by default.

Not sure you could uphold the 'set a good example for kids' deal? Don't worry: it's just a recommendation.


6. A career will only bring suffering

Everyone wants happiness, but we all seem to make the same mistake of thinking we'll get it though a great career. LOL!

In the end, it's really just a whole lot of work and whole lot of wishing you were somewhere else. Think group-work will be any less frustrating in the real world? Pffft! Don't be fooled: anyone who says "I like my job" was taught that mantra at stress-relief counselling.

But why suffer though those uni assignments, only to get a job and suffer through that also? It's so not worth the frown lines. There is only one path to happiness: enlightenment. Duh. Detach yourself from personal possessions and pleasure. Be at peace and live as one with the universe.

Find yourself a nice, shady tree in the Botanic Gardens and meditate on this, you should.
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That photo of Einstein made me lol.
by Carly Ogborne (score: 3|4616) 1413 days ago
E = mc2 is from the theory of special, not spatial, relativity. Love your work! Thanks for sharing. :)
by richa (score: 0|3) 1518 days ago
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