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Posted 9/1/14
I finished high school in 2011. Now, almost three years later, I'm starting college. It feels totally different.
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Sort of hate it. Here's the reason: I hate the students but like some of the teachers at my high school.
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I enjoyed it. Lots of weird characters in high school, particularly teachers. Made for a ton of laughs. I graduated in 2009. Seems like forever ago now. Freshman year was fun. But my sophomore year I was hardly in any of the same classes with my friends, so it kinda felt like I started over. My junior year was a blast, as my friends from the previous two years were in many of the same classes with me. I wound up getting into a fight with a dude everyone hated. Twas glorious, although I got suspended and fell a grade in Chemistry for it. I also began taking Debate, which was a really fun experience. The class would go out of town and stay in hotels the night before the competition. In some ways it was kinda a primer for college dorm life I suppose. Senior year was probably my most creative. I continued Debate, but it wasn't nearly as fun. That year had too much new blood, and too many students, so the teacher was more strict. It was the first year my dad let me drive to school, so that was awesome. All my classes were easy, except for math. But the teacher was amazingly cool, and really made math hella fun. I really enjoyed my Web Design class too; especially because the teacher was the hottest 20-something I had and have laid eyes on. I struggled with bouts of depression throughout my final year though, and it continued into my first semester of college. Kinda put a damper on the whole experience.

All that being said, I wouldn't go back. I've come to view authority with less respect, opposite of what is usually expected for a growing adult. So an absolutist environment such as high school probably wouldn't go over as well with me now as it did then.
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High school was great. I graduated in 2010. I wish I could go back for the sports and lack of overall responsibility, but at the same time I'm not like caught up on it and wanting to go back badly. Just so easy back then. My parents didn't make me get a job they just wanted me to focus on baseball and I was more then happy to do so haha. I had a lot of fun with really great friends. And the big thing is my school was 5 min of country roads away so I slept till 7:45 showered and speed my ass to school before 8. I had awards and such, none academic, and more letters then I can count.

If I could go back I would, I wouldn't do much different I can't say I have any regrets from then but I am also more then happy with where I am now, aside from not having a clue about my future once college ends...
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Posted 9/2/14
never finished high school so i suppose i never real knew what it was all about. I grew up an angry kid looking back now i have a a decent list of things i regret. i ended up getting in with a bad group started doing drugs to make me forget the world and feel like i had some control. of course this caused me to drop out of school. not that i was not smart enough to do it i just simply never went, would show up for tests and pass but there was a lot of friction between my teachers ideas of participation and my idea of if i pass the test i should not have to participate. anyway after i cleaned up my life and started thinking about my options i ended up taking my trade exam and becoming a carpenter.

so i suppose it works out in the end. i have always wondered what it would have been like tho to do the average Joe high school social thing. Spending your life rebelling against the system results in interesting story's as well tho ^__^
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LHRCheshire wrote:

never finished high school so i suppose i never real knew what it was all about. I grew up an angry kid looking back now i have a a decent list of things i regret. i ended up getting in with a bad group started doing drugs to make me forget the world and feel like i had some control... so i suppose it works out in the end. i have always wondered what it would have been like tho to do the average Joe high school social thing. Spending your life rebelling against the system results in interesting story's as well tho ^__^


Someone with a similar story to mine finally! I dropped out of school at 15, was a Grade A jackass with a long list of things I should have never done, but hell, I came out a lot stronger for it. I spend my summers as a fishing guide on a fifty four foot delta in British Columbia, and winters in Toronto doing whatever I can to get by.

Spent almost ten years as a cook (did everything from pubs to five star resorts, starting at 12 years old), met some great people along the way and am starting to get back on track. Aiming to be an English teacher, likely sticking with the fishing gig in the summer too!
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Posted 9/2/14

Inphyy77 wrote:


LHRCheshire wrote:

never finished high school so i suppose i never real knew what it was all about. I grew up an angry kid looking back now i have a a decent list of things i regret. i ended up getting in with a bad group started doing drugs to make me forget the world and feel like i had some control... so i suppose it works out in the end. i have always wondered what it would have been like tho to do the average Joe high school social thing. Spending your life rebelling against the system results in interesting story's as well tho ^__^


Someone with a similar story to mine finally! I dropped out of school at 15, was a Grade A jackass with a long list of things I should have never done, but hell, I came out a lot stronger for it. I spend my summers as a fishing guide on a fifty four foot delta in British Columbia, and winters in Toronto doing whatever I can to get by.

Spent almost ten years as a cook (did everything from pubs to five star resorts, starting at 12 years old), met some great people along the way and am starting to get back on track. Aiming to be an English teacher, likely sticking with the fishing gig in the summer too!


You know its funny, as you start to get older you realize how the saying "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" turns out to be incredibly accurate especially when you look back and go, how am i even alive right now? lol. So many life lessons i am sure i would not have gotten a true apreciation for if i had lived my life any other way.

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

Khalil Gibran

perspective is an amazing thing.
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Posted 9/2/14

LHRCheshire wrote:


Inphyy77 wrote:


LHRCheshire wrote:

never finished high school so i suppose i never real knew what it was all about. I grew up an angry kid looking back now i have a a decent list of things i regret. i ended up getting in with a bad group started doing drugs to make me forget the world and feel like i had some control... so i suppose it works out in the end. i have always wondered what it would have been like tho to do the average Joe high school social thing. Spending your life rebelling against the system results in interesting story's as well tho ^__^


Someone with a similar story to mine finally! I dropped out of school at 15, was a Grade A jackass with a long list of things I should have never done, but hell, I came out a lot stronger for it. I spend my summers as a fishing guide on a fifty four foot delta in British Columbia, and winters in Toronto doing whatever I can to get by.

Spent almost ten years as a cook (did everything from pubs to five star resorts, starting at 12 years old), met some great people along the way and am starting to get back on track. Aiming to be an English teacher, likely sticking with the fishing gig in the summer too!


You know its funny, as you start to get older you realize how the saying "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger" turns out to be incredibly accurate especially when you look back and go, how am i even alive right now? lol. So many life lessons i am sure i would not have gotten a true apreciation for if i had lived my life any other way.

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

Khalil Gibran

perspective is an amazing thing.


Amen. It was a rough go of it, and I got to see the ugliest sides of human nature, but looking back I wouldn't have it any other way. Everything else afterwards seems so much easier, and I really find it hard to stress about things now. =P
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Posted 9/2/14
Part of me wishes I could go back and try to be more sociable with people. But then I'm reminded how judgmental and superficial everyone was and am glad to be out of that hellhole.
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Graduated 2008. Felt amazing to leave don't miss anything about it. College is way better.
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Posted 9/2/14
My highschool is full of idiots, even some people in my class, the supposed highest set get stuck on simple things... but there are some REALLY cool and hilarious teachers. They're mostly men in their 20s. But more and more of the best teachers keep leaving. One of my favourite and most hilarious teachers left after my first year. Still I'm lucky to have had him before he left. If you're wondering why I'm so young it's because English highschools start at year 7/6th grade/ age 11.
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Posted 9/2/14 , edited 9/2/14
I graduated from my high school earlier this year in May. I didn't really have much of an impact on my peers social wish -- besides being the guy everyone thinks is "alright". Not sure what that means, but eh... I drifted from group to group (jocks to nerds to whatever else there is) during those years, never a part of any of them. More like, I was skirting the edges of each one. So, basically, in high school I didn't belong in one set place amongst a group of individuals. I was just there.

And, now, I'm in community college without much of a set future career in mind. Perhaps education.
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Posted 9/2/14
Graduated in 1976. Since my dad was in the USAF I attended THREE different high schools in a 2 year span and which they were radically different from each other. No real commonality in any of them. The only thing I would have changed was more math and science and less history. I was meh in HS, but loved University.
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Posted 9/2/14
I just finished just a few months ago. It was alright. I have several regrets though.
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Posted 9/2/14
I'm in tenth grade and I still remember the first day of freshman year.
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