If you were to give one piece of advice to a high school freshman, what would it be?

If you were to give one piece of advice to a high school freshman, what would it be? –@williamsjohn

Drop out.

High school is a jungle. Why do you think many high schools have metal detectors at the front door. Places with good, healthy people don’t have metal detectors at the front door.

People get hit, they get bullied, they get spit on, they get laughed at. Or maybe this was just me. I easily generalize so call me on it if I’m wrong.

The other day I met a 25 year old on his third business. The other two were successful. The third one just raised a million.

He dropped out of high school. He told me, “one day I realized I knew how to learn things. I could learn anything I wanted to. So what did I need school for?”

You can say “socializing with your peers.” Is that really so great in high school? It wasn’t so great for me.

So my advice is: drop out, start businesses, spend time with your friends when they get out of prison every day at 3 pm. And the rest of the time, learn what you want to do and do what you want to do. You might never have that chance again so why waste that in a prison?

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