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Last Thoughts Before Leaving High School
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Posted 3/21/14
When I left high school I made it clear I hated 99% of the people and didn't care about them. It was priceless.
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Essentially, my last words were, "Good riddance." That day, all of the workers of my school lost authority over me. I also gained the option to choose schooling.
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To be honest, I quite like my school, at least compared to what some other people seem to be saying. Generally I get along with everyone well and the teachers are nice to you if put your head down and work hard. It weird because some people just seem hate it, my sister comes back home complaining everyday about other peers, teachers and even the curriculum and I find it quite pathetic. She is having a much better primary schooling then I had yet thinks it shit.
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Posted 3/21/14
Fuck all you haters who thought I would drop out. SMD bitches
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Posted 3/21/14

wisdomwearsprada wrote:

Well guys, I'm a senior and these last three weeks have been hard as hell for me because I was trying my best to keep my grades to the way they are right now and honestly I can say that I am proud of myself.

I'm on spring break for the moment since I have next week off from school and since I got off, I've been thinking my last thoughts about my graduation. This also means that I might not have any friends to associate myself with after high school, and I do not know if this is a good feeling.

I graduate in June at the Citizens Bank Arena and next month then May are my final months of high school. So now that I've told you my story, what do you guys think about graduation or leaving to universities after high school? Have you guys ever lost any friends you were close to the most or found their true colors?

If so, state your opinions on here. I have been feeling alone but I'm not depressed if that is what you guys are thinking. I am just trying to tell who are my real friends are right now.


As for me, I made the mistake of going to university right after high school, so I hope you don't make that same mistake as me.

You don't need to go to university right after high school, you know? You can take a year or two off, working for university tuition.

Or you could take a vacation. Travel around the world. And gain some valuable work experience that way.

Another alternative is to go to community college. It is cheaper than university, and ironically you learn just as much from it. Actually, you might learn more from community college than university, because the professors at community college are actually there to teach. Whereas in university the professors are not paid to teach you, contrary to popular belief. They actually get paid less for teaching you. The professors in university are tenured, so they are paid based off the research they do, and not how well they can teach. So in other words, the professors in university are actually more interested in doing research than teaching. And this research is usually in some obscure field, that nobody outside of the field actually reads.

Don't fall into the trap that you must go to university right after high school. You can go to a community college, and then head over to a university. Or better yet, just skip university altogether, and just go to a community college to learn a practical skill or trade. I think having a workable skill is more important than having a university degree.

I hope this advice was helpful to you.

Posted 3/21/14
"So this means I get to break up with you, right?"

LMAO!
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My thoughts:

" the /ast time I'll walk through these double doors again" and it ,the weather and setting, was sorta perfect...can never forget it.
Some had ballons that flew were released into the sky, the air was warm and humid...grey clouds covered the skies and it started to drizzle ..then I had to wait inside ^^.

Before dismissal...the kids in my class threw paper air planes and even locked one teacher out before we did our finas....those were the best times for me ^^...................er ...wait...that was 9th grade XD lol hehe ..still it felt as final as senior yr..releaseal of ballons..come one ^^


anywho.... I really didn't make it to senior yr... I was a loner, and it got to me so I dropped out ,got a GED. Regretted it big time, b/c it took so ong to get it ..due to financia situations..in 3 yrs..THREE! lol I got my GED.... after I completed it .... I felt like ...The butterflies are free ^^


So those were my to main thoughts
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Posted 3/21/14
Considering many people believed us to not even make it to that point (My school had a mortality rate that was higher than the graduation rate. Sad indeed) It felt great to finally say I did it.
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laviriot13 wrote:

did the exact same thing.

then two weeks later I left for the army, lol


It took me a year..decided to explore college first. I did Air Force tho...guess I'm smarter
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Posted 3/21/14
"Cant believe i wont see these people any more....awesome!"
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I loved high school, I was honestly sad leaving. It help keep me sane.
I'm in college now, its way easier in my opinion. Some classes can be really hard though because it depends on how many days a week the class is. I notice classes that are only once a week tend to be really hard. I just can't wait for this semester to be over so I can take a nice summer break and work to save up for my new gun :3
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We were all forced to line up and shake hands and offer words of encouragement for the entire high school, which lasted like an hour before we went off. My thoughts then were to repeat a grade, since I knew I was going to miss the whole system.

Four months later I don't even talk to the friends I had in a lower grade than me. Nothing to miss there, glad I graduated.
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potentsativa wrote:

In my situation(Just so ya'll know Im a drop out so it will differ) You tend to stay close to your best friends and no so much with the people that you weren't that close with so it's all up to you about how you go about keeping in touch with all your friends. And on the topic of who your real friends are, who do you spend the most time with, who are you willing to go out of your way to hang out with, who do you think actualy knows who you are, who shows you real appreiation, ect... Also i've been there to really confused about who is my actual friend and I think one of the best things that tells who is a good friend who is easy to talk to about anything. Hope this helps


Your mileage may vary but:

I graduated from High School back in 2000, and by now you're at least "positively acquainted" with just about any classmate you encounter. This doesn't mean you're really friends, but its nice to encounter someone that shares some common experiences with you. I went to a small, small school where I think the entire High School only had (at the time) around 400 students and my graduating class was around 80. People I barely talked to and even kind of (to actually) hated, I now have a friendly greeting for because the ones I do meet have all matured... and of course so have I, even if only a little.

My closest friends were all a year above or a year or two below me in High School, and once the demands of college (or actual adult life) stripped away free time and common hobbies, even those faded. I was a gamer, both video games as well as pen & paper RPGs. Social networking was in its infancy and I lived in an area where I didn't have had worthwhile access to the early online gaming, so once I officially left my role-playing game group due to a lack of time and quite a few personality conflicts, the different directions took us further apart.

Growing apart from friends isn't pleasant, but it is often a cruel necessity. We all want to believe we can change people for the better, but not everyone wants to change and most will disagree with what is "better". The friends I miss the most are the ones I most recently had to part ways with; not because of disagreements but because again our lives just took different directions.
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Posted 3/22/14

Phersu wrote:

My thoughts when I left?

"'Bout time."


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this image is completely accurate.

I absolutely hated school. the classes were useless, and the people there were much too concerned with their own popularity. sure there were some fun things here and there, but what it all comes down to is that the schooling system is useless for teaching anything meaningful when it comes to careers. college is slightly more helpful, but they still require you to take courses that don't relate to your chosen majors.

I honestly think an apprenticeship or a focused education would do a lot more for a person's future career.. but then again, I don't think children would take choosing a career seriously, and if the choice was left up to the child's parents, they may pick something the child isn't suited for or doesn't like to do. hell, it took me more than 10 years after graduating to find a career at a job I love. but I also use only about 5% of anything I learned during my life in school.
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