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10 Famous People Who Were Expelled From School

Society & Culture  (tags: Famous People, Expelled, School, Education, Success, Ambition )

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If you've got real talent and individual ambition, school might not be the best avenue to success for you. In fact, these businessmen, artists, scientists and actors were so bored with school that they were expelled,

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Marian D (57)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 10:44 am
Thank you

Kathy Johnson (29)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 12:42 pm

Ryan Nixon (4)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

Crystal R. (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:09 pm
interesting story although i like to think that my hard work will come to something

Gustav R (8)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:32 pm
This is amazing!!!...thank you!!!

Fiona N (10)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 3:49 pm
Good to see even great people are still only human after all :P

Rachel L (22)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:11 pm
I didn't know about Hearst or Frost! Thanks for the info!

Naoko i (264)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:17 pm
in Japan, Ms Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, called Totto-chan, who's been actively promoting UNICEF programs, was first expelled from an elementary school! but another school took her in, that catered and nurtured her talent. Now she is known to be an intelligent woman with wide range of knowledges and understangings.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:49 pm
I personally find great solace in this, though would've liked to see some women on the list!

Penelope P (222)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:00 pm
Interesting 4of these are heroes of mine
Bucky,Einstein Frost Dali and Shelley is fast becoming a fifth.

I think if one did a poll on outstanding business men that we would find an amazing lack of education because to succeed at business you have to be so insensitive and one thing that education tends to do is to sensitise and teach empathy-

To be good at business you just need to be ready to accumulate whatever it costs anyone else,the ultimate hoarder is the successful business or businessman.
It also helps if you are non too scrupulous

In the case of the people I have as heroes they were in fields that their contemporaries could not begin to understand-Dali was the quintessential Surrealist,Shelley a genuine revolutionary with a social conscience,Frost was as he said himself following a path"less travelled",Einstein was a visual thinker with ideas at loggerheads with the establishment;All blossomed early and all were brilliant and even the others in the list were people adopting new technology and methods in media.

Pat B (356)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:14 pm
Thank you for this interesting note, Nancy.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 5:18 pm
noted, thanks Nancy

Henriette M (154)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 6:32 pm
Thanks for the article Nancy!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 7:09 pm
wOW! This must mean I am a genius!
Well, it is nice to dream sometimes...
Thanks for the 'moment' Nancy.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 3:18 am
very interesting....thanks

M B (62)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 5:58 am
that proves that school doesn't mean everything.....

Veronika Sadilkova (10)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 6:29 am

Thursday March 10, 2011, 7:48 am
noted with thanks:)

Richard T (23)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 8:44 am
Noted with interest.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 10:03 am
Thanks, very interesting.

Mary L (132)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 1:46 pm
Pity about Richard Mellon Scaife. being such a right wing kind of fellow. OF course he got his money the old fashioned way, he inherited it.

Joyce S (10)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 4:11 pm
Knew about Einstein, but I'm interested about Frost.

Chavonne H (46)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 4:27 pm
funny how that happens

Emily Anne G (3)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 4:30 pm
I've always had trouble fitting in at school, so this is very encouraging for me. It's not that I can't do the work, it's just that I "see" everything in my head before the words make sense.... So I'll remember part of a teacher's lecture because he was standing by a window and the rain caught my eye, interested me, and I remember the words that associate with the picture. Also, I need to be challenged, but I have the attention span of a gold fish, so it's hard to teach me anything I'm not interested in. *shrugs* I'm just saying, it's nice to know there's hope for little freaks like me. =)
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