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ASS-P
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02 May 2018, 1:05 am

Okay, now I'm going to post again about the circumstances where it worked out that I never truly got to go, under the right circumstances, to uni - meaning " college " in the sense most people mean when they say " college ", meaning a four-year (in theory), residential, " regular " B.A. track or other degree place. I will use the I-know-it-as Australian phrase " uni " for that - and I will say " cc " to refer to community college, night school, any such " you can get a college education but it's not the full-fledged " uni " experience " thing.
Yes, I have said many times that I want to go to uni - but I was not, and am not, denying the scenario " Well, you have to go to cc first - THEN you can go to uni!! !! ! You just have to prove yourself)get practice - ' pay your dues ' (he said, a littlle bitterly :| ) - at cc first. THEN you can go to uni!! !! !! !! ! :D ". Remember, I was trying to go. to City College of San Francisco last year, when I still lived in SF. So you don't need to jump down my throat and tell me that (he said, a little bitterly). It's nessasary, I guess, in my situation :( .
But, I want to tell you about my past attempts to go to uni. And how the College-Industrial Complex spat in my face - or shat on me - over & over :cry:.


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Renal kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD. Can't really get up from a floor position unhelped anymore:-(.
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" Oh, no! First you have to PROVE you deserve to go away to college! " ~ My mother, 1978 (the heyday of Andy Gibb and Player). I would still like to go.:-(
My life destroyed by Thorazine and Mellaril - and rape - and the Psychiatric/Industrial Complex. SOB:-(! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!


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02 May 2018, 1:11 am

University really isn’t that great. You didn’t miss much. That’s my thought, anyway.



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02 May 2018, 1:33 am

Grammar Geek wrote:
University really isn’t that great. You didn’t miss much. That’s my thought, anyway.


I can attest to many shortcomings of the modern university. However I think that is besides the point. ASS-P wanted to have the university experience and that is important to him whether anyone thinks university life is all that great or not. I understand ASS-P. I do hope it's something you get to experience in life.



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02 May 2018, 9:35 am

I didn't go to "traditional" college, either.

Did I crave it? Maybe sort of.

I went the "adult" route. I started at 36, graduated at 45.



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02 May 2018, 10:37 am

Most of the human beings alive on this planet (or who have ever lived!) did not "go to Uni" either. Your self pity is what has ruined your life, not your missed chance at 4 year privilege. I know it's useless to tell an aspie to stop ruminating, but I had to say it just this once.



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02 May 2018, 12:47 pm

...Well, Ariel, most of the people who ever lived died young, of diseases that can be cured now. Should I give myself the Black Plague, in solidarity with them? Interesting to hear this left-wing guilt talk hers - " privilege ".
As for what ruined my life, if it was, try the things I mention at the end of my signature :cry: .


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Renal kidney failure, congestive heart failure, COPD. Can't really get up from a floor position unhelped anymore:-(.
One of the walking wounded ~ SMASHED DOWN by life and age, now prevented from even expressing myself! SOB.
" Oh, no! First you have to PROVE you deserve to go away to college! " ~ My mother, 1978 (the heyday of Andy Gibb and Player). I would still like to go.:-(
My life destroyed by Thorazine and Mellaril - and rape - and the Psychiatric/Industrial Complex. SOB:-(! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!


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02 May 2018, 1:12 pm

ASS-P wrote:
Okay, now I'm going to post again about the circumstances where it worked out that I never truly got to go, under the right circumstances, to uni - meaning " college " in the sense most people mean when they say " college ", meaning a four-year (in theory), residential, " regular " B.A. track or other degree place. I will use the I-know-it-as Australian phrase " uni " for that - and I will say " cc " to refer to community college, night school, any such " you can get a college education but it's not the full-fledged " uni " experience " thing.
Yes, I have said many times that I want to go to uni - but I was not, and am not, denying the scenario " Well, you have to go to cc first - THEN you can go to uni!! ! ! ! You just have to prove yourself)get practice - ' pay your dues ' (he said, a littlle bitterly :| ) - at cc first. THEN you can go to uni!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :D ". Remember, I was trying to go. to City College of San Francisco last year, when I still lived in SF. So you don't need to jump down my throat and tell me that (he said, a little bitterly). It's nessasary, I guess, in my situation :( .
But, I want to tell you about my past attempts to go to uni. And how the College-Industrial Complex spat in my face - or shat on me - over & over :cry:.


I think what this is really about is another attempt to get in, with possible soliciting of aid from people at this forum. Tell me this in all seriousness--how would you keep up with classes when you are in the hospital all the time? I'm demanding a straight up answer to this in a straightforward and no blubbering incoherence fashion. Because from your posts, you are, and its no exaggeration to say, in the hospital or a rehab center or some other such place every other week.

If I don't get a straight answer to this, I'm going to write off any other such posts as trolling, plain and simple.


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03 May 2018, 2:29 am

I went to traditional college and still didn't have the traditional college experience.



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03 May 2018, 4:16 am

Don't mean to be a jerk, but this subject has already been covered several times in several threads that are several pages long.

This one will be like all the others where you will hear stuff you don't like and then lash out and they lash back. It will go on that way for several pages until it's locked after the mods have issued warnings.

Get out your popcorn folks.



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03 May 2018, 4:31 am

Chronos wrote:
I went to traditional college and still didn't have the traditional college experience.


Did you go there to have a college experience or to get a degree? Getting a degree seems to be missing from ASS-P's collage aspirations.



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03 May 2018, 4:49 am

“Going to college,” and living in a dorm, is a sort of “rite of passage” for middle-class and rich kids. It’s sort of a transition between childhood and adulthood.

ASS-P wanted (and still wants) to experience the camaraderie with other smart folk, and the relative lack of adult responsibilities, and maybe the partying, which are all parr and parcel of the “college experience.”



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03 May 2018, 5:08 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
“Going to college,” and living in a dorm, is a sort of “rite of passage” for middle-class and rich kids. It’s sort of a transition between childhood and adulthood.

ASS-P wanted (and still wants) to experience the camaraderie with other smart folk, and the relative lack of adult responsibilities, and maybe the partying, which are all parr and parcel of the “college experience.”


As you know it's already been discussed for pages and pages in several other threads about how completely impractical it would be for a nearly 60 year old man to live in a dorm with guys young enough to be his children or maybe even grandchildren. And I can't imagine any university accepting someone who has no curricular goal whatsoever. I understand the fantasy. But that's all it is.

For me college is something I'm technically supposed to be starting this September to get an education. And it would mean monumentally gruelling work that I'm probably incapable of performing. I'm dreading the idea of it.



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03 May 2018, 5:50 am

Excellent, Ezra. So you’re going to graduate high school on time.

Good for you, sir!

You would enjoy the political science courses.



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03 May 2018, 5:57 am

I find it doesn’t do any good to lament about “what could have happened if I did so and so.”



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03 May 2018, 6:40 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Excellent, Ezra. So you’re going to graduate high school on time.

Good for you, sir!

You would enjoy the political science courses.


Yeah I'll have special ed wrapped up. Not much of a prep for collage. Needless to say I'll be starting off at the local cc.