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    It's me hello reacted to von Lohengramm in Prom   
    W/s
    I'm presuming it is not allowed due to the environment (music, gender-mixing, and obviously dancing will be involved --- maybe drinking too?).  But I wouldn't attend such a meaningless, hollow, socially-arbitrary ritual anyway. What purpose does it serve other than to satiate your earthly desires? 
     
     
     
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    It's me hello reacted to Hassan- in Prom   
    I don't think it's permissible because the environment in a prom is just not right. There's music and dancing involved and even when you are not participating you are still there watching and listening to the girls dancing with the music. A good Muslim wouldn't attend one.
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    It's me hello got a reaction from wolverine in Gifted?   
    I can really relate to this! This is what I did my last few years, it has kept my brain sane amidst all of this boring work. xD
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    It's me hello got a reaction from wolverine in Gifted?   
    Sorry, I have been really busy with finals. I can really relate to all of you! Thank you for the replies, I'm glad I'm not the only one hahahaha
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    It's me hello reacted to Hameedeh in Gifted?   
    Salam. Having worked with a few gifted children, I can say that they were intelligent and thoughtful but their problem was usually boredom. Classwork in the public school would be at the simple level and the student would be comprehending at a higher grade level. So the gifted student would not be challenged and find the classwork boring. Some of them, not all, would do their school work quickly in a mediocre manner so that they could go read a book that they were interested in.    
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    It's me hello reacted to notme in Gifted?   
    School tried very hard to take the curiosity out of me. They failed, but school did make me lazy and cynical and I'm still trying to fight these back. 
    It's better now than it used to be, but my son was once told by an art teacher in middle school that there was no way he could ever be an architect so he should give up that dream. This was because he wasn't very interested in replicating color wheels again and again. He's quite artistically talented and creative, but he hasn't taken a single art or drawing class since then. 
    Everyone is "gifted" in some way. We just have to find where we are talented then figure out a way to apply it to life. Academic things are easy for some and hard for others, but I think life is easiest for those who have to work hard and are brought up in an environment where work is valued and they see the intrinsic value of knowledge and wisdom. 
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Hameedeh in Gifted?   
    Salaam,
     
    I have been diagnosed as gifted as a child... I know that sounds very elitist.
     
    Anyway, I wonder if any of you other people here on Shiachat are self-identified as gifted, or if you are younger, ask your parents for the signs of these traits:
    "Unusual alertness, even in infancy Rapid learner; puts thoughts together quickly Excellent memory Unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for age Advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors and abstract ideas Enjoys solving problems, especially with numbers and puzzles Often self-taught reading and writing skills as preschooler Deep, intense feelings and reactions Highly sensitive Thinking is abstract, complex, logical, and insightful Idealism and sense of justice at early age Concern with social and political issues and injustices Longer attention span and intense concentration Preoccupied with own thoughts—daydreamer Learn basic skills quickly and with little practice Asks probing questions Wide range of interests (or extreme focus in one area) Highly developed curiosity Interest in experimenting and doing things differently Puts idea or things together that are not typical Keen and/or unusual sense of humor Desire to organize people/things through games or complex schemas Vivid imaginations (and imaginary playmates when in preschool)" https://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources/my-child-gifted/common-characteristics-gifted-individuals
     
    Most of these apply to children, but if you remember what these traits are, let me know. Because from what I have personally experienced; life is very difficult for gifted individuals, contrary to what most people like to believe. Especially when it comes to school, and other responsibilities. I want to figure out if anyone is having/has had previous bad experiences with being gifted, with society in general.
     
     
     
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Ali al-Abdullah in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    He hasn't even done anything? What is there to protest about?
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    It's me hello reacted to saas in Advice on Learning to Drive   
    That's too much advice
    When I started, whilst filling the forms it asked the most important question of all:
    Gender: M / F
    That was easy, i passed! lol
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Pearl3112 in High School Is A Prison   
    Why memorize useless things that are only used to get a high mark? It seems completely pointless, and it's a waste of my time.
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    It's me hello got a reaction from 000 in High School Is A Prison   
    I am currently in 10th grade, attending a high school in Houston. I have to tell you, that I absolutely hate that place with a burning, fiery passion. I'm forced to go into this hellhole EVERY single day of my childhood, (excluding holidays and the weekends) knowing that there is a WORLD to explore. I will give you all some points as to why I HATE school; but before that, I will give some background info.
     
    So back in my early childhood, I was a great student. I had all A's on all my tests and quizzes and I never did my homework, and I still don't. It came to a point where the classes were so mind-numbingly BORING that I began to halt my focus in class, instead I started to read books and self-teach. Of course, my sleep was messed up because of this, and I continued to read, constantly till about 3 AM. Keep in mind I was in like grades 4-7. My grades began to wane, and my parents seriously emphasized my "education". I was constantly being told that if I don't go to college, I will be homeless, or working at McDonald's my entire life. I honestly now am at the point of wanting to drop out.
    Now here are the reasons
    1.) "School" is like a prison, if not WORSE. Helpless, clueless kids are thrown into the cesspool called "School" where there individuality is suppressed, and does anything in its power to keep you from doing anything "bad".  For example, not doing your homework. When you think about childhood, you should be thinking like things about curiosity and exploration, and most of all, FUN! All of this goes away when you go to school, and you are quick to realize that, YOU MUST obey, or there will be serious consequences, just like prison. 
    Peter Gray Ph.D. Puts this in prospective 
    In my opinion, this could not be expressed any better.
     
    2.) The people here are just FLAT OUT stupid and immature. I have to point out that there are some smart people in schools, but not many. From my personal experience, most of these people that are "Valedictorians" are just "hard-workers", meaning that they have little to no intelligence, rather they know how to OBEY and REGURGITATE useless info on a test/quiz. A lot of these people are stuck up, and expect you to respect them, just because they have a higher number on a piece of paper that will be irrelevant once they graduate. People that I know that make the top ten percent, usually have a lot of stress at such a young age, AND they have little to no free time. They also have no concept of the real world, and if you ask a political question, they probably don't know what subject you are talking about, because that is how disconnected they are from the real world.
     
    3.) The classes suck. They just FLAT OUT SUCK. Why make us take SO many worthless classes, that we will forget the info within a span of ONE SEMESTER. It's completely redundant. I constantly see kids piled up with stacks of homework that are just repetitive menial tasks, they just FLAT OUT destroy the youth that we should all be cherishing. Instead of going to school for 8 hours, then coming back home to spend another 3-5 hours finishing homework; (which is just work that should have been done in the 8 hours that you had already wasted.) We should have self education, or privatization of education. 
     
    Because of the immaturity of kids my age, and the stupidity of the U.S. government, I have to suffer another two and a half years of more torture. I honestly believe I could have already learned about economics and accounting and, business all by MYSELF, if I wasn't so worried about my "schooling". I was planning on dropping out, however, there is no way for me to drop out until I'm 18, which makes it redundant. If I could hypothetically drop out, I would immediately enroll in my local community college, or self educate myself in business, or attend a vocational school. I'm living in a horrible world right now that puts you down for being independent, instead of being a sheep. I believe the public schooling system is made to train brainless individuals to never question authority, and work for the corporations.
     
    Please someone help me cope with this @$%@ if you have been through this dilemma. If you have any questions or concerns, let me know. I just need to let off this steam I've been keeping for many years.
     
    Sorry for the rant
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Pearl3112 in What do you think high school life is like?   
    I have to disagree.
     
    Being a high school students it probably one of the worse experiences in life, you are forcibly put into a prison with no means to explore. I recently made a post about "School" destroying creativity, which it in fact does. I wish to be outside building my career, rather than being stacked with loads of homework which has no relevance to my future life. The worst part is that we pressure kids into thinking that if they don't get good grades, they will fail in life. Which is flat out ridiculous, and borderline abusive, psycologically especially.
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    It's me hello reacted to zainabamy in A few questions for Sunnis on Radical Islam   
    Before answering these questions, please kindly watch this lecture in full:
    1. Do you deny that the Qur'an judges the companions of the Prophet (sawa) and that they are on different levels? And do you deny that there were hypocrites among the companions who caused trouble for Islam? And that some companions after the Prophet (sawa) passed away turned their backs on Islam?
    "And Muhammad is no more than a messenger, the messengers have already passed away before him, if then he dies or is killed, will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels, he will by no means do harm to Allah in the least, and Allah will reward the grateful." Allah, the Great, has told the truth (Holy Qur'an 3:144).
    "And very few of My servants are grateful" (Holy Quran 34:13).
    "O You who believe, what (excuse) have you that when it is said to you: Go forth in Allah's way, you should incline heavily to earth; are you contented with this world's life instead of the Hereafter? But the provision of this world's life compared with the Hereafter is but little. If you do not go forth, He will chastise you with a painful chastisement and bring in your place a people other than you, and you will do Him no harm; and Allah has power over all things" (Holy Qur'an 9:38-39).
    "And if you turn back He will bring in your place another people, they will not be like you" (Holy Qur'an 47:38).
    O You who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion, then Allah will bring a people, He shall love them and they shall love Him, lowly before the believers, mighty against the unbelievers, they shall strive hard in Allah's way and shall not fear the censure of any censurer, this is Allah's grace, He gives it to whom He pleases, and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing” (Holy Qur'an 5:54).
    The Messenger of Allah (sawa) said: “As I was standing, there came a group of people whom I recognized, and a man stood between the group and myself, then said: ‘Let us go.’ I said, ‘Where to?’ He said, ‘To Hell, by Allah!’ I asked, ‘What have they done?’ He answered, ‘They turned back after you had departed, and I expect only a few will reach salvation.’"
    The Messenger of Allah (sawa) also said: “I shall arrive at the pool before you, and he who passes by me will drink, and whoever drinks from it will never feel thirsty. There will come to me people that I know and they know me, but we shall be separated, then I shall say, ‘’My companions.’ An answer shall come, ‘You do not know what they did after you left.’ Then I shall say, ‘Away with those who changed after me.’" 
    Sahih, Bukhari, vol 4 p 94-99, 156, vol 3 p 32; Sahih, Muslim, vol 7 p 66
    Anas ibn Malik said: I knew nothing during the lifetime of the Prophet (saw) better than the prayer. He said: Have you not lost what you have lost in it? Al-Zuhri said: I went to see Anas ibn Malik in Damascus, and found him crying, I asked him, "What is making you cry?" He answered, "I have known nothing but these prayers and they have been lost."
    “Anas ibn Malik said that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said to al-Ansar: ‘You will notice after me some great selfishness, but be patient until you meet Allah and His Messenger by the pool. Anas said: We were not patient.’
    “Al-Ala ibn al-Musayyab heard his father saying: ‘I met al-Bara ibn Azib, may Allah honor them both, and said to him, ‘Bless you, you accompanied the Prophet (saw) and you voted for him under the tree.’ He said, ‘My son, you do not know what we have done after him.’"
    Sahih, Bukhari, vol 2 p 134
    Sahih, Muslim, vol 2 p 134
    Sahih, Bukhari, vol 2 p 135
    https://www.al-islam.org/then-i-was-guided-muhammad-al-tijani-al-samawi 
     
    2. Why are Sunnis reluctant to talk about the first generation of the companions (ie. Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Battle of the Camel) if it is regarded as the golden age of Islam? 
     
    3. Do you think it was right and just of Abu Bakr to forgive Khalid ibn Waleed after his disgusting actions? Surely ignoring what he did because of an action of the past is completely unjust and unacceptable.
     
    4. Do you deny that Abu Bakr was a tyrant who ordered burnings and beheadings of people that opposed him? Isn't this what ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Al-Shabab do today? Why do  some Sunnis stand up against oppressive governments of today and yet completely ignore the original terrorists?
     
    5. In Bukhari, Fatima Zahra (sa) said she didn't want Abu Bakr at her funeral, is that the sign of a natural death?
     
    6. Why do you deny the attack on the house of Fatima Zahra (sa) when it is quoted in your own sources, even quoted by Ibn Tamiyyah?
     
    7. Is it surprising that we have groups like ISIS, Al-Qaeda etc when Amr ibn al Aas, someone revered by Sunnis, burnt the body of Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr before putting his body into a donkey and then burning it?
     
    8. Do you really believe the Salaf years were the golden years of Islam? Years of murders, raping of women, civil wars and the butchering of the family of the Holy Prophet (sawa)?
     
    9. Does it not say that we must follow Qur'an and Ahlulbayt (as) not Qur'an and Sunnah in Sahih Muslim? The Prophet (sawa) said that if you hold onto these things, you will never go astray. If everyone would have held onto Qur'an and Ahlulbayt (as), we wouldn't have radical Islam today. 
     
    10. How can you not blame Abu Bakr and Umar for the murder of Imam Hussain (as)? Imam Hussain (as) was killed because of Yazid, Yazid inherited from Muawiyah, Muawiyah was given his position by Umar and Umar was chosen by Abu Bakr. 
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    It's me hello reacted to Soldiers and Saffron in [TRASH PIT]How I become internal enemy of Shias   
    What? This was very very confusing. I still dont understand what he is trying to say.
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    It's me hello reacted to Ali_Hussain in [TRASH PIT]How I become internal enemy of Shias   
    A drama queen
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    It's me hello got a reaction from hasanhh in Advice on Learning to Drive   
    Did you write this? Or did you copy it?
     
    You should give credit to the site that made it.
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    It's me hello got a reaction from DigitalUmmah in Advice on Learning to Drive   
    Did you write this? Or did you copy it?
     
    You should give credit to the site that made it.
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Auriba in What do you think high school life is like?   
    Watch this!
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    It's me hello reacted to guest120116a in What do you think high school life is like?   
    uggh high school! one of the most tiring and traumatizing periods of my life! 
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    It's me hello got a reaction from guest120116a in What do you think high school life is like?   
    I have to disagree.
     
    Being a high school students it probably one of the worse experiences in life, you are forcibly put into a prison with no means to explore. I recently made a post about "School" destroying creativity, which it in fact does. I wish to be outside building my career, rather than being stacked with loads of homework which has no relevance to my future life. The worst part is that we pressure kids into thinking that if they don't get good grades, they will fail in life. Which is flat out ridiculous, and borderline abusive, psycologically especially.
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    It's me hello reacted to ChattingwithShias in What Ethnicity/Race Are You? (Anonymous Poll)   
    No Black Shiachatters? :-/
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    It's me hello reacted to yusur317 in What Ethnicity/Race Are You? (Anonymous Poll)   
    Smiles786 I don't understand why you'd consider it racist? No one is suggesting one race to be superior to the other.  Chattingwithshia is just curious. I'm actually surprised by the results. I'd love to have a poll of shiachat members age groups!
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    It's me hello got a reaction from hadi_313 in Sayed Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is biggest distortion   
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    It's me hello got a reaction from Hameedeh in High School Is A Prison   
    You will never find happiness if you conform to societies standards, especially now that getting a degree most likely ensures you a low paying job for the rest of your life, unless it's within the realms of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)  "MOSTLY" 
     
     Now let me talk about the grades...
    I suggest you guys take a look at this, it is pretty interesting. https://www.quora.com/Can-I-drop-out-of-high-school-and-go-to-college
    The point of going to college immediately after dropping out is about getting a head start. Getting a high GPA in High School does NOT ensure you a good future, and if I were to go to college right now, I would be trying my butt off to get good grades. If I do manage to get good grades, that will be great, because other colleges are going to offer me scholarships right after I attend a 2-year institution and manage to get a 4.0 at such a young age.
    I'll tell you this. I used to LOVE MATH, but it is ruined by the most boring, stupid thing ever. Thinking logically does not come from people being forced into a room to learn math, rather logic comes from exploration, and exploration does not occur by force.  It really bores me to think about "learning" anymore. School has destroyed my will to learn, and explore.
    Yes, all knowledge is connected to each other. BUT, it doesn't matter because most people forget what they learn very fast, because, IT'S NOT PRACTICAL. When you learn something on your own time, in a time which the subject matters to you; you tend to remember things so much better. If you have no care for the subject shoved down your throat, you are most likely going to forget right after you regurgitate it on the final exams. 
    Yes, you do have to study to an extent however, the study does not matter for high school. Either I can become an electrician through a vocational school (I might add they make plenty of money) or go to college.
    I will most likely start a few businesses on the side to get an easier job for after I start to age, because I don't plan to do blue-collar for my entire life if I do go about the vocational route.
    The thing that is stopping me is the grades. In order to pass I have to get above a 70. Homework counts as 50% of my grade, the homework policy is more like "Quantity over Quality"
    It's kinda like when you got in trouble when you are younger. When you did something wrong, you would have to write something on a piece of paper like..."I was wrong" 150 times? It's really easy to write, but it just takes so long to complete, being a complete time waster. 
    Also, I'm usually burnt out from school anyway after I come home, so I just nap and then read and play games when I wake up.
     
    They specifically make homework to be done at home. If you are doing homework at school, you usually get caught, and the teachers get pissed.
     
    Yes I was going to apply, however my state laws say that I have to be 18 to drop. Am I still able to somehow drop out if I were to get accepted?
     
    I have to go to a debate tournament soon, so I will be back in a while, sorry if this is rushed.
    THANK YOU FOR FEEDBACK!
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    It's me hello reacted to notme in High School Is A Prison   
    Guidance counselor? School board? Law library? I don't know. Hope it all works out for you though.
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