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Old 02-28-2017, 01:38 PM
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If it makes him happy, what's wrong with that? You think that every person who has backup plans for the future is eventually successful (whatever that means to you)? If so, you haven't lived in reality. Thanks for being so reductive, but perhaps pursuing your passion, which does provide you some quality of life, is success. It beats the heck outta internet authority.
Kids can't eat passion. If you want to be deprived of life's greatest joy you can feel free to chase your dreams. The rest of us work soul killing jobs so we can experience fatherhood.

Unless he has a trust fund that is. In America a trust fund earns you the right to chase your dreams
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:51 PM
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Off Topic, but:

What is/was Climo's real job? I have always been curious.
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He was specifically a house framer from what I recall, back before nail guns were commonly used. That's part of the reason he had amazing wrist bounce/forearm muscles and such focus on the 'hit' aspect of the disc release.
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:09 PM
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I see no difference between physically going to HS and being homeschooled. You get a diploma either way, right? All that time he has on his hands now would have just been spent staring at his phone pretending to read and pay attention in school anyway.
....As long as it is home schooled done right. I've seen folks who have done it well and those who haven't. I think this is part of why people are so divided on this.

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Old 02-28-2017, 02:49 PM
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That kid is decent sized but not ridiculous. My girlfriends 16 year old is 6'3 and a solid 220 and does not work out. Some people are just big
In 8th grade we had a kid that was 6', ~210 lbs. It was hilarious to watch at wrestling meets. He was bigger than either of our coaches.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:02 PM
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If it makes him happy, what's wrong with that? You think that every person who has backup plans for the future is eventually successful (whatever that means to you)? If so, you haven't lived in reality. Thanks for being so reductive, but perhaps pursuing your passion, which does provide you some quality of life, is success. It beats the heck outta internet authority.

Calm down buddy, I live in reality everyday.

I would argue that being a touring disc golf pro isn't "reality".

I can agree that pursuing a passion can be seen as success, maybe not financially speaking, but certainly in the sense of actualizing your dreams.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:16 PM
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One of the biggest arguments for public education is social skills. The number one determiner for success is communication.

No one runs a biology lab or a chemistry lab at home. If your model for success is taking tests, go for it. If your model is a diverse education, go to high school.

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Old 02-28-2017, 03:19 PM
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Doing something that makes you happy is highly underrated. We are so focused on money and item acquisition that we haven't stopped to look at how unhappy we are. Least satisfied first world country out there.

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Calm down buddy, I live in reality everyday.

I would argue that being a touring disc golf pro isn't "reality".

I can agree that pursuing a passion can be seen as success, maybe not financially speaking, but certainly in the sense of actualizing your dreams.
Yep! I know dozens of college educated individuals pushing coffee. This career path can't be much worse.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:42 PM
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Yep! I know dozens of college educated individuals pushing coffee. This career path can't be much worse.

Hey, nothing wrong with an undergrad in Philosophy.
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lyleoross speaks truth, and that kid can crush some plastic too.
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