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WHAT IS SCHOOL FOR? Feel free to call me slow but, I spent 16 years going to school and I still don’t know. When I finished, I didn’t know how to do my own taxes, purchase a home, or apply for a loan. I didn’t know a thing about investments, building credit or getting a job. I graduated at the top of my class and what did I have? This fancy diploma to sit at home with… my mom. But luckily, they did teach me some important skills like factoring trinomials and how mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. I’m so happy I remember the Pythagorean theorem ’cause it helped me a lot. Ok, I’m lying let me stop. Because all the stuff they taught me truthfully, I forgot. Mom, remember when you would ask me: “What did you learn in school today?” And I would say: “Nothin’ much.” I wasn’t being modest The truth about it mom is I had already forgotten. And it’s not just me– millions of students sing the same song. How many of you guys avoid eye contact with the teacher to try not to get called upon? Afraid to raise your hand for fear of being wrong, which proves that school isn’t an environment for learning or building up the intellect. It’s just a game you play for grades and how many A’s you can collect. But I guess what do you expect when the most commonly asked question in class is: “Is this gonna be on the test?” Is this gonna be on the test? See if school really put learning instead of testing and memorizing as the top standard then the letter “F” would not stand for “Failure.” It would stand for “Find another Answer.” And if school was really interested in our personal and academic success, students would wake up later, have more freedom and homework… a lot less. And that’s not my opinion, this conclusion has been scientifically tested and proven. And any teacher that doesn’t believe me feel free to check my works cited page to inspect. Oh, and I did it in MLA format because I know that’s all you will accept. See students would get more benefit from an extra hour of sleep than putting them through the torture of an extra essay, reading 150 pages, doing problems 1-60 on the worksheet, and having 3 projects due by the end of the week. Not only is it pointless pain but it’s also dim-witted. Because we get so much work, but they don’t teach the time management skills to deal with it. See in school we are controlled by bells. We have to learn in rooms with the Feng shui of a prison cell. We have to ask permission to relieve bodily functions but not before the teacher asks a million questions like: “Why Didn’t you go before class” I’m sorry my bladder is kinda on its own schedule and it’s not always timely. See teachers always say: “Use your time wisely.” But that never made sense to me. ‘Cause these six cruel hours of our lives we call “school” might literally be the worst use of time management ever in history. Think about it, the traditional teaching method is foolish. No, it’s useless multiplied by the square root of… stupid What they do is: They cram information in your head, force-feeding ya And then you throw it up on the test. THAT’S NOT EDUCATION…. that’s bulimia. And the more bulimic you are the better you will do on assessments. So it’s no wonder why so many students graduate mentally and emotionally anorexic. See school teaches you how to memorize dots. TRUE education SHOULD teach you how to connect them. TRUE education teaches you how to catch a fish. School teaches you: yeah you caught the fish but u didn’t show your work so it doesn’t count. Throw it back! I’m just asking What is school for? It’s not education, that’s just not true. If you still think that, you might be sniffing the glue. See the word education comes from the Latin root “educe” meaning “bring out” i.e bring the gifts out of a person and make them viable. But school doesn’t bring out much. It just stuffs more facts inside of you. Now some of that stuff is justifiable. We need reading, writing, and some arithmetic– that’s fair. But are you telling me metamorphic and igneous rocks are more important than self-care? If suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of ages 10-24 and Harvard studies suggest the biggest predictor for success is self-control and emotional health, then why the heck aren’t we taught how to handle stress, bullies or rejection? How about anxiety or depression? You know– skills we need for our entire lives. Bro, I don’t even know how to cook. I’m honestly surprised I’m still alive. But hey at least I can name all the battles that happened in the civil war. Seriously, what is school for? Some say you need it to be successful and that’s something we do not doubt. But do you own a MacBook or iPhone? Did you know they both were created by a dropout? Are you watching this video on Facebook or YouTube? Doesn’t matter which you choose. They both were created by dropouts. Ever used Snapchat, WhatsApp, shopped at Whole Foods? Well, Thanks a dropout. Does your home furniture come from IKEA? OK don’t get the wrong idea– he was not a dropout, don’t be a fool. I mean how could he drop out, Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA never even went to school. I know what you’re thinking: “He’s just picking and choosing, there’s millions who didn’t go to school that aren’t successful. Who is he fooling?” And You’re right! But open your history books and start perusing. You’ll find the very people we idolize in school never really had formal and/or secondary schooling. I’m talking George Washington Abe Lincoln Americas best presidents had zero school between them. Ben Franklin Thomas Edison Shall I proceed? Ernest Hemingway Mark Twain Teddy Roosevelt Margaret Mead Now, please! I’m not saying drop out. ‘Cause some schools are great and many teachers are rare treasures. I’m saying that there’s a difference between people who are smart and people who score better. I’m saying that your future is something no test will ever measure. Even if that test begins in 3 letters like SAT, ACT. It’s BS if they say those determine your L.I.F.E No, your destiny is in your hands. You must shape it to be great. So don’t expect school to open doors ‘Cause it’s more likely to slam them in your face. Sometimes I wonder about all the dreams lost in school and how much potential goes to waste. If it wasn’t for music and YouTube then I would have been just another lost case. Everybody watching this please close your eyes. Imagine a child sitting in the back of some teachers class in some town, he never raises his hand, he fails most of his classes but inside of him lives a passion. And if nurtured and brought out will lead him to discover the cure for cancer. But you see, I’m afraid that child’s gift will never come out. He will never win the Nobel Prize award because in class he was ignored and his worth was judged only by his scores. So teachers, principals, parents, advisors, and students, I ask one more time: “What is school for?”

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  1. Why do we have to learn different things if you are in to one thing like I am into art so should I be working on that one thing so when I want to go work at Pixar I already have the stuff I need to get the job am I right or am I right 😏

  2. I think what school is all about I thought about wasting time with the announcements I know cuz I've been there before my teacher Thing by hearing the announcer gets good amount of information but it does not get a lot of information the only one how you get information is by rumors to rumors research by research and history by history cancel the school should give us not just wasting time with the announcements .

  3. i was a teacher but the more i taught, got more stressed because i couldnt find the meaning of what i was doing. came here hoping to find meaning or motivation. im still a recluse.

  4. TBH this guy is just trying to get clout through sounding deep to a bunch of kids on youtube. He does have some points but I think he is fake.

  5. woah i think i almost cried bc i everything he just said out loud is how i feel everyday, school is just horrible on another level

  6. School does not help at all the most successful people dropped out like the creator of Amazon it just depressing and if you fail it's not your fault it's your teachers cause she failed to teach you it correct

  7. School has ruined my mental state I have friends yes but that’s not enough, I’m to stressed to pass and I have trouble understanding cause I’m either to tired or I just can understand the way the teachers teach. I’m being held down with the weight of homework, pass this test or you can’t drive, pass this test to get into collage, do this project, do that project. I’m getting anxiety from school I cant present stuff with out panicking so much I want to cry. I already have a project that’s due in months but I have to present it to my whole class on a persons life That died years ago and they depend if I pass history class or not. My schools to caught up on preventing shootings. I know it sounds like I’m rooting for school shootings but the reason why the shootings happen is because the shooter is in a bad place they are most likely a student who fails class, has depression and anxiety from homework and school in general, yes bulling should stop but how bullies are made also revolves around school and it’s work. I’ve gotten to the point we’re I can’t see myself in the future because I can’t keep A’s I wanted to be a veterinarian or something that helps animals but all of them need “schooling” but now I can see myself working in the future and I honestly think I’m gonna die in a freak accident or a national disaster because I can’t see myself living in a world that is gonna get worse as the years go on.

  8. All the dislikes from the teachers that want to keep their paycheck when what their doing is supposed to be their passion, unless their passion is waisting potential 😥

  9. This is so true I don’t understand school and my school has a website to access homework and reports but they don’t teach us how to access that they just expect us to know and they expect us to know everything and when I don’t understand it and they have explained it to me about 10 times they think I’m making fun of them when I’m not

  10. I agree with certain points but not others, and yada yada call me triggered but I didn't like the bulimia point while the mental health segment was good

  11. The only thing school has done for me is
    •gave me insecurities
    •gave me depression
    •gave me anxiety
    •gave me the fear of rejection
    •gave me fake people
    •gave me hope and took it away with 1 F
    • gave me social anxiety
    • gave me people who hate me for who I am
    • made me suicidal
    •made me second guess myself
    •and worst of all the fear of my parents because I had Fs

  12. School makes u stress because of the work and grades. When u stress u can't remember anything after: half of ur life time wasted. But u still can remember some things but not the hardest parts.

  13. School taught me won thing how to fight and making excuses. And also I learned how to fight a teacher.fuck teachers

  14. And now teachers think that a personality TEST will tell us what jobs we are going to have and how much money we will make in our future.

  15. Let me give a short speech why school is important ehm

    School is important because it is a tool to help prepare us for life. Not only can we learn the basic skills to read, write, and do arithmetic but we can learn about peoples, places, and nature. … Outside of all the things that previous posts have said, school teaches you how to get by in the world.

  16. My teachers say if you pay attention in class you will understand but I listen to her and she says stuff I dont know what she's saying and I dont care about math or reading I dont wanna be a librarian or being a teacher oc Rocket scientist I wanna be a artist

  17. what is school for ?btw iam homeschool honestly yahhhh what is school for? nothing much! it cant bring ur life easier

  18. Alright.So.Just wondering, but what’s the longest time you’ve spent doing homework?(Not including school hours)Mine’s 13 hours.(3:00pm-4:00am)

  19. The only thing I can remember in school is the first time my crush asked me a question about my favourite subject… Lol

  20. School is like a game you have to play and the last one not to be hit by depression and beaten to death or suicide you win and you don't work at McDonald's, but who will cook our food when we can only afford McDonald's??

  21. Buddy you are a legend
    I always have A+ but i know that sometimes it won't do anything good to me i just study and keep pushing my self to get to A+ just to make my parents proud nothing more
    The most things that make me angry is that i am studying stuff i don't want to and it won't help me at all
    So…this video expresses my feelings about school

  22. Can somebody tell me why this is so true :O Omg I need to show this to my teacher :3 especially scince I'm the GoOd student xD Thank's

  23. Why Do you need to know formulas in Math? You Just need to know Addition,subtraction,multiplication, and division
    Even if you are not good at those just use a calculator
    Why do you need to how to spell? Dictionary is made for that
    Why do you need to know about the peoples in History? Their all dead
    Im a very smart individual in school but after watching this.
    Im gonna question a lot of my Teachers
    Most likely gonna go to detention
    1 like=1% Im not Going to detention
    (Sorry if I had bad grammar or spelling, Im not American)

  24. We are forced to study multiple subject instead of seeing which subject we are good in they teach us multiple subject just to give us pressure

  25. School isnt helping me to be a musician
    School helping me to be a factory worker and telling me to hide my specialities and focus on being good at everything tbh my school is 128 year late

  26. Im in grade five. I go to school because I thot I would learn. But all that happens is I get kicked out of the classroom just for asking a qustuion. My teacher gets mad and says ill never be good in life and that ill never have freinds. She gets mad that I dont do my work. But thats her fult I cant learn when im outside the classroom all day. I hope you guys get treated better at your school.

  27. Teachers Train us
    Example, You train a animal how to sit..After some Days it's learns
    Therefore we can say that animal is trained

    Same thing is going on school TRAINING


  28. i’ve never experienced confidence or high self esteem, going to school never really helped me find those. i hate having to get up early 6 hours a day to learn things that aren’t even important or that i end up forgetting, or questioning how other kids go through the day with a huge smile on their face, or knowing what ur doing in P.E and know ur not good at that game / sport and u get laughed at. school is actual torturing, we never learn things that are actually useful or things that are important that we’d never forget, school should be teaching us how to defend for ourself from bullies, how to cook, how to deal with stress and anxiety, teach us things that are ACTUALLY important.

  29. School ain’t about education anymore it’s bullying and manipulation between teens and trying to stay strong but we need to stop that we need education

  30. School was made for learning how to manage time but today I'm managing myself cause school taught me just how to waste time on one thing .

  31. The things we learn in school we may not use in real life but the skill of learning things and applying those things in a situation

  32. My Friend: Tells me to throw paper plane
    Me: Throws Paper Plane
    Teacher: Why did you do that??
    Me: Because my friend told me to
    Teacher: So if your friend told you to jump off a cliff, you would jump off a cliff?
    Me: Idiot, there is a big difference between jumping of a cliff and throwing a paper plane

  33. Everything school gave me:

    Good things: Friends, positivity,

    Bad things: stress, anxiety, fake friends, bullies, sadness, a lot of homework,

  34. Completely impressive! Outstanding! True and realistic! I agree🦋🦄🌠🎀 infatically! I think schools should have courses in classes for learning time management, doing your own taxes, relationship skills and so much more. This, hands down is one of the best videos I've ever seen! I pray! May God continue to Bless you and your family! Peace out!🦋🐢🌠🎀

  35. I am not disagree whatever you said, I suggest you to stay fee days hangout with someone who didn’t go to school. You will know the importance of being surrounded and growing up holding boring hours, the same bell that rang on the same time everyday, the chase behind grade, etc

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