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A Jock or Cheerleader 27 12.98%
Band Member 22 10.58%
Geek 50 24.04%
Class Clown 17 8.17%
Burn-out / Freak / Druggie 14 6.73%
Invisible 77 37.02%
Goat Roper 0 0%
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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Poll: What were you in school?

I was at a 5th grade band concert tonight, looked at the parents in the room and wondered if there was any correlaton to school experience and desire to ER. The band director mentioned that band members tend to score higher on standardized tests. Let's see where the poll leads us?
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

You forgot a few, based on my experience:

Multiple Choice (I was a Jock-Nerd, if such a thing can be said to exist)
Freaks/Heads (The Druggies)
Goat Ropers (The Urban Cowboys)

What other categories were missed?
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

There is a high correlation between math and music skills. I think a music education enables the capacity to see patterns.
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

Need to change (expand the poll) as there is a need for a "Dropped out" response. May cover more than a few........
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

I was somewhere between a freak and a rebel (neither category listed).
(Hard to imagine I became a geek: engineer)

For young folks you would have to include Goths and Skaters.
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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a student.

All of the above at various times.
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I was a "band jock".............
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #8
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

I made some of the requested changes. I guess that most of us are trying to remain invisible with our ER plans and we learned this at an early age. Not what I expected, but interesting.

Like George Soros' Alchemy of Finance where learning about the psychology of the market was the prize, perhaps there is an Alchemy of Early Retirement in one of you writer types.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:49 AM   #9
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There is a high correlation between math and music skills. I think a music education enables the capacity to see patterns.
I always had excellent math / logic / spatial reasoning scores, but all attempts at
mastering musical instuments were dismal. I think you need some kind of manual
dexterity divisor in there - that would certainly explain it for me.
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I was a boring nerd. Loved math, took music because mom & dad insisted.
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Band geek, but more geek than band.
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I was the school dyke in the 70's. I was out to everyone but myself
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I looked like a druggie/freak cuz I dressed like a hippie ...but I was so shy that I didn't talk much so ppl thought I was stoned all the time, in reality I was 100% straight and an above average student. The few good friends I had knew the real me, the others I didn't care what they thought, kinda feel the same way today
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i was a pot smoking, booze drinking, mostly straight "a" student (couple of b's, ooops). i guess that makes me a geek freak.
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I was mostly invisible, not hard in a high school with a graduating class of about 600. Shunned by the jocks, ate lunch with assorted goat ropers, freaks or band geeks.
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Absent a lot.
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?

I chose druggie because I probably would have been if I had been in HS a few years later (graduated in 66). Like CFB I missed a lot of class. A girl in one of my classes called in as my mother and wrote my excuses -- the school never saw a real note from my mother the entire time I was there.
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I was the women's scholar athlete award winner for my graduating class but the emphasis was definitely on the scholar.
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A girl in one of my classes called in as my mother and wrote my excuses -- the school never saw a real note from my mother the entire time I was there.
we did something similar for getting booze. when we needed a case or more for a party we'd set up in one of our houses with the parents away. one of the girls would go into the shower and when the delivery guy came she'd yell down for one of our youngest looking friends to give the delivery guy the money. worked every time even though we were ordering the likes of boonesfarm apple wine and strawberry hill.
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I did not do any homework after the sixth grade (not kidding). I was shy and uninvolved in most of my classes. I started skipping school often in my senior year, and begged my parents to take the equivalency exam so that I could graduate right away. So I marked "invisible"

I took five years off between high school and college, partly to grow up. Most of that time I was just as disengaged.

In college I was totally different and was engaged and finished at the top of my class.

I am a totally different person now than I was as a teenager and early 20s.

Sometimes I recount my story to parents that are having a difficult time with their kids. There is always hope.

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