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I hated school, and I can't make myself like it. In college it became white-knuckle exercise. I barely made it.
When it came time for a test I would go sit in the study hall with the other kids in my class, and memorize just enough to pass.
 

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I just remind myself that I don't want to be flipping burgers for the rest of my life or watching kids...that's a good motivator. :dry:

P.S. Wake, your avatar is awesome...I love that show!
 

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In school, i couldnt give a rats arse if i fail or not a test so i never studied once. Passed with mostly 3-s and 4-s except for russian. Had 0 motivation at all to learn and did nothing to try to gain said motivation.

In college, just the idea of going back to being a security guard or becoming a janitor is enough to keep me motivated to do the mandatory homework. I still dont study for tests i know how and end up rushing through em just to get em done asap. I can usually grasp the whole topic just by listening at the lecture (if i can manage not to get too distracted)

If i get bored, i just find some random object/detail in the room or outside of the room and analyze how it works, what is its purpose, how does the laws of physics / chemistry apply to it etc. Running out of such things to do tho.
 

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Not wanting to learn has never been my problem. Not wanting to do that school work kills me though. For motivation I get my girlfriend to bribe me. :proud:
 
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The madhatter strategy works for me too. Every summer go and work in the crappiest job there is and then decide if this is really what you want from your life.
 

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The madhatter strategy works for me too. Every summer go and work in the crappiest job there is and then decide if this is really what you want from your life.
I had a good senior friend who told me the same thing.

So last year I tried out the theory for 3 months by doing a crap dead end temp job (needed the cash for further education)

...and so now I'm studying again, and despite getting periods of de-motivation, I know I'd never want to go back to that.

It'll do you some good, go try it. :)
 

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Yes, realize that it's just a means to an end. I don't even necessarily have to do well. I just have to PASS. And get a degree. It seems like it's never-ending, but when you break it down from years to semesters, it's not that bad. Like, with my speech class that I am pissed off is mandatory, I just think of it as a 3-month ordeal and then I don't have to do it ever again. It goes by pretty fast when you're not concerned about the future, and are just going assignment by assignment, test by test.
 

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When school bores you what do you do?

How do you manage to keep wanting to learn?
Because I want to be the best.

"The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there".

In high school I genuinely struggled with maths and the sciences, so I never bothered much with them. But in most writing subjects I did pretty well.

When you realise most people rely on Wikipedia for their info (I've had university faculty members do this) you realise the "game", so to speak, isn't as hard as it appears.
 

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I usually just went to sleep or goofed off during the subjects that didn't hold my interest. For subjects that do hold my interest, over coming the challenges is fun.
 

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I just indulge in my daydream and still try to nod my head up and down so the professor thinks I am listening. I am so good at it that one of my professors told me he thought I was such a good student until he started calling on me and I wouldn't know what we were talking about. He used to make fun of me for it too. Now if I feel like I have to pay attention, then coffee is what I rely on. Ohhhhh, the life of a deep intuitive...
 

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I can't relate to being bored in school. There were subjects I didn't care about and even subjects I really didn't like. So I dealt with them. I knew what was needed to pass, and I knew I didn't have to put in more effort than that into them. In some of them, the teacher let me do whatever I wanted as long as I did my assignments, and that meant more time for playing pool or Doom or drinking coffee, chatting away somewhere. The subjects that were interesting were interesting, and in the periods when they weren't, I searched for ways to make them interesting.
 

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I seek silly funny things to smirk about secretly during boring lessons.
I always start studying just before exams.. I'm too obsessed with different knowledge found on the internet.
 
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