Oh gosh. Okay. Where to start?
I guess I better start at the beginning. I want to document this, lest I forget. It will be fun to look back upon these words, someday.
— Jean Little (via maxkirin)
Do NOT shame people for choosing not to go to school.
Do NOT insult people for dropping out.
Do NOT teach your children that dropping out means you are a failure.
You never know what’s going on in that person’s life.
Just DON’T DO IT.
I’m technically a highschool dropout because I was homeschooled since 4th grade & around SAT time, life suddenly happened all at once. My parents were too busy to schedule an SAT-taking, and fuck if I was going to do it myself (untreated depression / anxiety, especially w/r/t tests and scheduling things)
My dad’s a “dropout” too, because he really hated school and ran away from home to meet up with the woman who would soon become my mom (incidentally he also suffered from untreated anxiety and depression)
So there’s my anecdotes on how dropping out has way more to do with untreated illness than with something shameful