Going to school provides schooling, which means you're obedient rnough to get a job.
Reading, understanding and discussing what you want to learn gives you true education, which develops into wisdom. Make sure to start up a local study group at your local public library, it's better and more fun that way.>>4341
Get a notebook and make a backlog of every book you read (or documentary, thought, anything) writing down everything you deem worth remembering, write it like you're explaining it to someone else in case you totally forgot about it by the time you're re-reading it.
>I'm pretty good at learning>when I get a textbook I seem to have a hard time remembering it is that I read
Then you're not good at learning, doing a minimum of mental work and not misbehaving is enough to get good grades at school.
>deal with having a short attention span
Even when you're reading something you are interested in and choose to read?>>4352>Formal education, afaik, is only relevant in employment.
You also get to meet people that's interested in the same subject, but yeah, the cert you get is just food for your CV.>>4403
I like the humbility of your contributing. My humble, as well, opinion is that you can take parental guidance out and replace it with a group of people with similar intellectual interests.>>4712>Particularly writing.
I think that the best way to learn how to express oneself is reading fiction literature written by someone who knows how to use their language, in my experience that means reading books from around the 60s.>>5103
Dude, why so obsessed with gender and brain size?>>5109
No amount of sitting your ass in a classroom will make you an interesting artist.