Or it means that you couldn't keep going to school because you had to support your family or that your family had issues that you had to escape (see, crime, poverty).
One of my very good friends dropped out of high school, got his GED, attended college, and graduated with degrees in both electrical engineering and computer engineering. He also maintained a 3.9 GPA (only one class ever gave him less than a 4.0). Now, he's a very smart guy, mind you, but it just goes to show that not everyone out there getting a GED is meth-snorting, glue-sniffing trash.
Try having a little compassion.