I have been going to private schools all my life. About one
year ago, before summer, I was four grades behind. I knew I
wasn't a moron. I just needed something that I wasn't
getting--a real education. I was told I could catch up if I
really tried. I knew this to be true, but I had no
intention to do so because I felt that I wasn't learning
anything. I had felt this was for about three years, yet I
continued school because I "had to". I wanted an education,
sure, but I wasn't getting one. So I stopped going to
school the last couple of weeks, and I felt completely
apathetic about education. My future looked scarce, for any
During the summer I was hanging out with the wrong people.
I felt these were the only people whom I could have any
For a long time my parents had been telling me that if I go
to school and study hard, I'd have a chance for a successful
future. My parents couldn't have been more right but what
they didn't get is that I wanted an education and I did try,
but I was set up to fail. My parents thought I wasn't
trying. It's true I wasn't, but that's because I wasn't
Summer ended and the new school year started. I knew I
needed an education, but I figured I'd just do my G.E.D. and
work for my dad. I felt that this life time, I wasn't going
to get a real education.
One day, my mom told me that there was a curriculum that was
amazing, and that it was a real answer to an education. She
said I had to do it. I thought Ok, this is the last time
I'm going to make any attempt for an education. If I don't
like this curriculum, I give up.
My dad and I went to check it out, and I thought it looked
relatively simple. I didn't really care whether or not I
did it. I just wanted my parents off my back.
After a couple of weeks I thought it was OK. But the more I
did it, the more it made me want to study, and the more I
felt I had a future, a good one. One thing I realized is
that the more esoteric you make a subject, the more you find
students unwilling to study it. And that's just the
opposite of the
Connect The Thoughts
Curriculum. It's easy, and you learn a lot. So subjects
don't have to be complex for people to understand them.
I was actually winning in school. Wow! The last time I
remember doing that was the 1st grade!
I was now confident in myself and I felt I could do anything
if I really wanted to. When I would hang out with my old
friends I could barely find any reality. I think that
knowing what I now know helped save my life.
I am now on the
Course, and I love it. (Editor's Note- He's since
completed that course with an "A" average on his tests, and
is now moving rapidly through Early Civilizations.) I have
never been so enthusiastic about learning! I think if
anybody wants a real education, they should do this