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What I've Learned in my "Education"

For me, like a lot of bright people born wired a little differently, traditional education presented a challenge that impacted my entire life; missed opportunities, disappointment, under-achievement which cast the die for a hard life. Still today, my school challenges lie at the base of a self-loathing that, left unchecked, leads me to self-destructive behavior. I see this pattern repeated among a younger generation and it makes me wonder why there isn't a solution. Can my experience and the experiences of people like me, provide a hack of the system to allow us to succeed? Today, in the US, we have a great system that provides free education through 12th Grade. Lucky enough to have a variety of educational experiences, both free and paid by my parents. I went to public schools both in the US and abroad, as well as private-day-schools and boarding schools. I managed to fail, in most of these, quite dramatically, culminating in living in boarding house in Augusta, ME, washing dishes