Do you think I should drop out of high school to make animations online? I'm in my first year of high school and I feel like if I spent time on my passions instead of sitting in classes I don't care about I could get much more done. High school has made me very depressed and blocks a lot of my creativity. So why not drop out and get my GED?
Aw jeeze, high school really can be the pits! But I really would try to stick it out. I’m not an expert, but I’ve heard tell that having a GED doesn’t really afford you the same opportunities as a general high school education. I know it’s really tough, but I’d super advise you to hang in there the best you can, and find other like minded people who you can hang out with and help make it a little better! Try making time every day to work on your art and animations after school and homework responsibilities, and boost your creativity by taking in all the artistic media you can! Having buddies that are also into the arts and cartoons can really help! If your high school has artistic clubs, try joining and making bros!
I know when you’re so young a lot of the stuff in the way of what you want to do can seem like total horse pucky and like it takes forever, but 4 years is actually an incredibly short, short time. It’s tough to try and make decisions at your age that will effect you forever. High school can literally be akin to grinding your face into pavement for fun and profit, and I think many people feel that way, but I’d try and give it at least another year to really see if you can push through. It could afford you better opportunities in life, like college for animation if you feel like going that route! Part of being a good artist I think is being as well rounded as you can, and having many experiences. I’m so sorry you’re feeling depressed.. and I sincerely hope you feel better soon or take advantage of your school guidance councilor if the blues are getting to be too much. Remember there are people out there who want to help you, and don’t be afraid to call on them. They’ll be able to help you much more then a dope like me, haha!
Truly though, you’re stronger then you think! Stay in school, eat your greens, learn cool stuff about science in class that your memory will dredge up 10 years later at a cool party when you’re chatting up a hot babe, etc. You have lot’s of time still to follow your artistic dreams! Good luck with everything!