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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 1 decade ago

how do high school dropouts affect others?

i need to know how high school dropouts affect other people. all i can think of is..

they affect their families because without a degree, they could get a job with little pay and not have enough money to support their families.

thanks for the help (:

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    High school dropouts are NOT guaranteed failures, just like university graduates are NOT guaranteed successes, nor are all high school dropouts stupid and illiterate, just as not all high school graduates are smart or literate.

    I'd say dropouts affect others by showing them you can go against what society demands of you and survive. They can serve as inspiration to stand up for yourself and do what you believe and what is best for you despite the insults and prejudice of others.

    For all those who are saying dropouts are inadequate and inferior, here is an (incomplete) list of successful high school dropouts:

    Julie Andrews

    Christina Applegate

    Lucille Ball

    Brigitte Bardot

    Roseanne Barr

    Drew Barrymore

    Sean Bean

    Joey Bishop

    Humphrey Bogart

    Clara Bow

    Marlon Brando

    Charles Bronson

    Pierce Brosnan

    Gisele Bündchen

    Raymond Burr

    Ellen Burstyn

    Michael Caine

    Neve Campbell

    Jim Carrey

    Toni Collette

    Sean Connery

    Joan Crawford

    Russell Crowe

    Tom Cruise

    Beverly D'Angelo

    Robert DeNiro

    Johnny Depp

    Bo Derek

    Matt Dillon

    Ami Dolenz

    Patty Duke

    Jeanne Eagels

    Rupert Everett

    Lola Falana

    Colin Farrell

    Errol Flynn

    Ben Foster

    Clark Gable

    Eva Gabor

    Greta Garbo

    Nona Gaye

    Lillian Gish

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Cary Grant

    Paris Hilton

    Djimon Hounsou

    Margaux Hemingway

    Benny Hill

    Nicole Kidman

    Keira Knightley

    Yaphet Kotto

    Jude Law

    Henrietta Leaver

    Heath Ledger

    Jason Lee

    Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Jared Leto

    Traci Lords

    Sophia Loren

    Sophie Marceau

    Lee Marvin

    Ewan McGregor

    Melina Mercouri

    Alyssa Milano

    Robert Mitchum

    Marilyn Monroe

    Demi Moore

    Roger Moore

    Peter O'Toole

    Al Pacino

    Joe Pesci

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Teri Polo

    Keanu Reeves

    Leah Remini

    Michelle Rodriguez

    Rene Russo

    Charlie Sheen

    Patrick Stewart

    Kiefer Sutherland

    Hilary Swank

    Charlize Theron

    Danny Thomas

    Uma Thurman

    John Travolta

    Kate Winslet

    Elijah Wood

    John Wood

    Bam Margera

    James Montgomery Flagg

    Henry Hill

    Vincent van Gogh

    Joseph Brodsky

    Jackie Collins

    William Faulkner

    Gwendolyn MacEwen

    Herman Melville

    Anaïs Nin

    Banjo Paterson

    William Saroyan

    William Shakespeare

    George Bernard Shaw

    Leon Uris

    Jan Wolkers

    Richard Branson

    James H. Clark

    Jack Kent Cooke

    Simon Cowell

    Charles E. Culpepper

    George Eastman

    Henry Ford

    Soichiro Honda

    Ray Kroc

    Marcus Loew

    David H. Murdock

    John D. Rockefeller

    Vidal Sassoon

    Alan Sugar

    Dave Thomas

    Jack Benny

    George Carlin

    Billy Connolly

    Redd Foxx

    Jackie Gleason

    Alan King

    Jerry Lewis

    Groucho Marx

    Paula Poundstone

    Richard Pryor

    Will Rogers

    Luc Besson

    Peter Bogdanovich

    John Boorman

    D. W. Griffith

    John Huston

    Peter Jackson

    Quentin Tarantino

    John Woo

    Bryan Adams

    Christina Aguilera

    Billie Joe Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong

    Fantasia Barrino

    Shirley Bassey


    The Bee Gees

    Irving Berlin

    Bo Bice

    Clint Black

    Mary J. Blige

    Michael Bolton

    Sonny Bono

    David Bowie

    Michelle Branch

    Bushwick Bill

    Glen Campbell

    Ray Charles


    Eric Clapton

    Kurt Cobain

    Joe Cocker

    Phil Collins

    Perry Como

    Elvis Costello

    Roger Daltrey

    Bo Diddley

    Céline Dion

    Thomas Dolby

    Steve Earle

    Duke Ellington


    Mark Oliver Everett

    Jose Feliciano

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Peter Frampton

    Aretha Franklin

    Jerry Garcia

    Marvin Gaye

    Boy George

    George Gershwin

    Benny Goodman

    Macy Gray

    Dave Grohl

    Woody Guthrie

    Merle Haggard

    George Harrison

    John Lee Hooker

    Fiona Horne

    Lena Horne

    Janis Ian

    Natalie Imbruglia

    Wolfman Jack


    Billy Joel

    Elton John

    Rickie Lee Jones

    Tom Jones

    Chaka Khan

    Kid Rock

    B.B. King

    Eartha Kitt

    Gladys Knight

    Avril Lavigne

    Little Richard

    Don Omar

    Brian Littrell

    LL Cool J

    Courtney Love

    Loretta Lynn

    Shirley Manson

    Chan Marshall

    Dean Martin

    Natalie Merchant

    George Michael

    Liza Minnelli

    Van Morrison


    Wayne Newton

    Sinéad O'Connor

    Kelly Osbourne

    Ozzy Osbourne

    Charlie Parker

    Tom Petty

    Sam Phillips


    Otis Redding

    Busta Rhymes

    Axl Rose

    Ja Rule


    Chuck Schuldiner


    Frank Sinatra

    Scott Stapp

    Ringo Starr

    Donna Summer

    James Taylor

    Randy Travis

    Tanya Tucker

    Steven Tyler

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Barry White

    Hank Williams

    Wendy Orlean Williams

    Eric Wright

    Tammy Wynette

    Elliott Yamin

    Neil Young

    Peter Jennings

    Margaret Brown

    Diana, Princess of Wales

    Buzz Hargrove

    Horace Greeley

    Roy Greensmith

    John Major

    Walter Nash

    Ruth Ann Minner

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    Ralph Bauer

    Dee Dee Amoya

    Ronald Reagan

    Allen Narito

    James Buchanan Eads

    Albert Einstein

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Garrett A. Morgan

    Wright brothers

    Boris Becker

    Yogi Berra

    Björn Borg

    Jennifer Capriati

    Joe DiMaggio

    Dale Earnhardt

    George Foreman

    Nick Faldo

    Joe Frazier

    Bobby Hull

    Evel Knievel

    Tommy Lasorda

    Joe Louis

    Bobby Orr

    Alberto Tomba

    Robert Evans

    John Llewellyn

    Daniel Negreanu

    Olivia Newton-John

    Adolph Ochs

    Brian Orser

    Jack Paar

    Gordon Parks

    Rosa Parks

    Evita Peron

    The list goes on, but there's a character limit on answers.

    So, high school dropouts are always inadequate? High school dropouts always scrub toilets? Obviously not.

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  • 1 decade ago

    High school dropouts will always feel and be inadequate to everyone else.

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  • 4 years ago

    Great discussion, just what I was searching for.

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  • tarah
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    That is a good observation

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  • 1 decade ago

    Usually middle-class workers' taxes go to their welfare.

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  • They make other people feel great; raises their self-esteem.


    SOMEBODY has to clean toilets, right?

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