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Huh, surprised this got published. Anyway, a lot of the comments are about me just taking control and dropping it and that’s probably not going to change, so I’ll just comment the reason why I haven’t now. Due to my Asperger’s, my parents feel like I am not self-sufficient and I cannot make my own decisions. Naturally, this is completely false. However, due to college being ungodly expensive, I’m living with them until I can become financially stable. Now then, onto the problem. Dropping the class is a great idea in theory, but that’s not going to happen in practice. Trust me, if I could then I would. If I drop the class, my parents will definitely know. They will then proceed to, for lack of a better phrase, bitch me out for dropping it without consulting them (which I have done, and they refused to let me drop it). They are not abusive, but can be relentless and admittedly scary at times. I’d rather take a demeaning class than have to deal with them. Does that sound like a childish reason? If it does, I don’t blame you. I’ve always been constantly told that I’m mentally and emotionally a few years behind normal people. Sometimes, I don’t know whether to believe it or not. Regardless, my best option is to just move forward with the class no matter what happens. Also, this is probably going to be brought up so I’ll just talk about it now: no, I cannot move out. They will not let me as they do not believe I could survive by myself yet. Even if I were to just run away and move out, I still don’t have the finances to buy a even an apartment room and continue with college.
By AdamTB - / Tuesday 21 July 2015 17:45 / United States
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  HerMischief  |  21

just don't show up for the class

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  HerMischief  |  21

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  tantanpanda  |  26

^do you live under a rock? Lots of college classes DO count attendance with a clicker device. Plus, there are clicker questions which you need to be present for, or you get a zero. Daily grades and hw don't weight a lot (around 8%) but I'll take the free gpa booster. Even if It's not required, you ARE required to have a certain amount of hours outside of your major, or more commonly known as elective classes.

By  imapartypooper  |  15

Although he may be in college, he might be supported financially by his parents. If that is the case he might have to (or feel obligated to) listen to them. However if you feel you don't want to take the class, then you need to stick up for yourself.

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  JayGatsby  |  25

#32, probably because 5 people have already told OP to stand up for himself and 5 other people have already responded that he may not be able to do that because his parents pay his tuition.

By  jimmer23  |  21

You're doing it for all the wrong reasons. When my parents did something similar my first semester, I took control by taking out loans. College is for you, not them.

By  tiredofwaiting  |  24

Your parents cannot control you. You are an adult. You have the right to make decisions for yourself. From the sounds of it. It seems like you are doing this for your parents. You should never stay at something just because it is what your parents want. Do it because you are passionate about it.

By  Miss_Mandi  |  29

If you actually do have Asperger's, OP, I would like to show support. I know friends that have it as well and heard about the troubles it causes. That being said, don't be afraid to change things without consulting your parents, especially if you don't like it. This is for your future :) not theirs.

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