I simply was too smart for my age.
My parents put me in school a year earlier than average. That meant that i was the ever youngest and physically weakest of the pack. And still i was bored at school since most of the times i already knew interesting parts of knowledge, and uninteresting were, well, uninteresting. So, i hated it alltogether, all the 10 years of it. It wasn’t really good for me from both social and learning points of view.
It was typical of me to be able to solve exercizes of one or two grades higher, and then get a lot of lowest grades because i simply hadn’t done any boring homework. My parents struggled with it couple of years and then gave up. I thank them, since it was already sucking enough.
It was practically destined that i’d be bored, but it would be easier is i wasn’t the weakest guy around. If anyone considering getting their child to school early, please don’t. Mentality of a weakling is hard to owerwrite, i had to work a lot both physically and mentally on my own later.
I changed three schools, tried myself in two different trade schools, even got the entry exams in the university, but the most i could squeeze out of myself is single semester - i just couldn’t make myself to any scheduled learning. Went back to the last of the three and finished it - well, i used to get there to sleep, while using rest of the day to put an old car together and the night to browse internet to learn all the different interesting stuff. I was ~16 then.
Interesting part of the equation is that my wife, whom i met at first trade school, finished it. And then finished a university. And it simply took a lot of her time, sizable amount of money, and doesn’t seem to do us any good. She works at a simple job, simple high school would have been enough. I hope to be able to earn enough that both of us could leave all those jobs altogether.