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High school regrets?
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oneouts123 wrote:

I know its alittle late for me to do this but do you have any high school regrets? Sometime u wish u did but were too afraid to do.

I got a list
- go to prom
- go to graduation
- ask out my crush
- join a sports team
-study harder

What about u guys?



Honestly, I didn't do any of the things you posted as regrets, except attending graduation, but I don't regret any of them.

Prom never interested me in the slightest (maybe because I am forever alone), but I do at times think it would have been nice to date someone.

Going to graduation was not anything special. I was never proud to have graduated and the diploma was meaningless. I shook hands with few strangers, had a picture taken, and sat in a chair for hours. I really think it would have been better to miss it.

If I have ever had a crush on someone, I believe I am probably better for not asking them. If I had, I would have gotten rejected without question. If anything on your list is something I regret, this comes the closest, but it isn't a real regret, since my life at this point is probably identical to what it'd be if I made a different decision.

High school sports teams never interested me at all. Maybe getting fit would have improved my life, but many people on the sports teams didn't seem fit, so it probably wouldn't have helped much. Really, a sports team would have absorbed my time, leading me to spend less time programming. This could have severely effected the last couple years of my life (I am now a CS major, and the experience I gained in my free time in high school has been invaluable).

If I had studied harder, I could have been valedictorian. Instead, I graduated 3rd or 4th in the class. The difference this makes to me is minimal. Yes, it would have been a nice ego boost to have been number one, and the scholarship money would be nice. It would not have made me any different, though. Instead, like a sports team, it might of just left me a worse programmer. I would not trade my current university GPA for a slightly better HS GPA. I also would have enjoyed high school less with the increased studying. My high school days were pretty enjoyable with almost zero studying. I don't regret this.

If I regret anything, I wish I were a bit more friendly in high school. I was never good at making friends, and this still haunts me. Being sociable is an important skill that I lack. I am getting better now, but if I had been more friendly in high school, I'd probably have many more friends now, be better at interviewing, and have a higher GPA.
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Two things in particular stick out in my mind.

1. I wish I had applied myself better in high school. I stopped putting effort into my work towards my senior year and it affected me immensely. Had I actually tried, I probably would be a bit better off. However, I don't regret experiences after. It's what has made me a stronger person.

2. On a more funny note, I regret giving a guy a note telling him I really liked him, when he was absolutely not gay. Yeah...embarrassment ensued when it was shared with the entire school. Luckily, I broke my ankle about two days after that happened, and I was out of school for almost the entire semester. By the time I came back, things had died down and I heard through friends that the guy I confessed to even asked "What happened to him? Is he okay?" I look back on it and laugh, but I do regret it to a degree because of the horrifying embarrassment.
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my biggest regret was never telling my friend that i had a crush on her...never really had the guts to tell her how i felt
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With HS far in the rear mirror I would recommend you get back to it. Once High School with all of its BS is gone you can never go back and correct those things you might have regretted. Long ago I dropped out, got a GED. I went to Junior College and brought the same luggage with me and after a meteoric start I fizzled out by the 3rd semester. no matter where you go you are always there.
So having trudged this road of happy destiny for many years and after a lot of hard work I was able to go from HS dropout to working alongside some terrific Engineers, enjoying the work and getting paid well. But the road was NOT an easy one. i had many failures and setbacks. It was a minor miracle that I was able to make those career changes.
I really think you should knuckle down and give it your best effort to finish and get a degree. There is NOTHING more important than an education and the SKILL SET that you earn by learning how to study, stick to learning boring and possibly useless things. Employers look at that. Do they want to take a chance on training an employee who wont show up on Monday when he needs you? Just an example. The military might be the furthest thing from your mind but without a degree you cant even apply. There are a lot of benifits that come with that,Head of the line with federal jobs, VA loans, ect
Think it over, just trying to help.
I did go into the military after dropping out of college the second time. You take yourself with you, all that bad decision making, the poor attitude. Until you master yourself you cannot win. Too much, probably. I hope I have helped.
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being so naive and pathetic....

Last day of school my bullies came up and said something to me and shoved me, I thought bugger it its the last day and I fought back, they ran off...

I got respect from other people in my year...

I could have more friends and been treated better... but because I didnt stand up for myself... I had a pretty crap time at secondray/highschool

le sigh......
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Still in high school but I only regret not joining any clubs/teams earlier.
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- Not learning a different language (preferably Japanese, for obvious reasons)
- Not dating the girl I had fallen for, and instead dated a girl I hated
- Not taking art-like classes, even though I am good at it!
- PROCRASTINATING.

These are the things I regret the most. Unfortunately, I can't change the past, so they're stuck there forever...
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I wish I would have been more active with the FFA.
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I regret not going out with some of the girls that liked me. Two were really attractive to me. One was such a beautiful sweetheart and I know she liked me. But I didn't have a relationship in high school or middle school even (only going on some dates in high school). There was some problems with being shy and awkward around girls because I was so afraid of saying and doing stupid things and then being rejected, but another problem was how self conscious I was back then and how I'd worry about how others would perceive me and my relationship with 'girl x' and 'girl y' and how she and I would be made fun of really bad by many. Too bad it took until after high school to get better with these stupid problems. : \


That was almost exactly what happened to me!

Two really beautiful blondes were totally hitting on me and I didn't pay any attention to them. It's not because I was particularly awkward but it was the case that I just did not have a clue.

It's strange, almost as if I was on their radar simply because they weren't on mine.

You know those silly harem romantic comedy anime have these clueless main characters? LOL I was actually one of those people... They exist in real life. Back then, I just sometimes thought those girls acted wierd or even scary around me (one of them even started unbuttoning her shirt in English class when the teacher wasn't looking- I was actually scared by her, she looked like she wanted to make a meal out of me). Other times I just thought they were picking on me when in hindsight they were just being friendly and trying to get my attention. One brunette resorted to literally hitting on me and punched me in the arm. When I asked "Why did you hit me??" she said loudly "BECAUSE I LIKE YOU!"... Of course, I didn't do anything about that afterwards.

At the time, those girls were just "other people" to me. Guess I suffered a case of late blooming. The other blonde girl wrote "I love you" in the year book but that didn't have any meaning to me at the time. Boy did she ever got mad at me the following year for not doing anything about that during the summer. Besides those 3 girls, there were 2 other ones but they were much less aggressive and just gave up on me after one or two tries.

Now, every time I see those high school harem animes with a clueness main character I get reminded of my own high school cluelessness I actually feel sorry for those characters because if they're clueness, they don't get the benefit, not even the "awesome, they all like me" sort of thing- They just feel confused by all of it (in some of the series this is really the case)

I could laugh about it now, but the thought have crossed my mind of "if I could do it all over..."


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Last day of school my bullies came up and said something to me and shoved me, I thought bugger it its the last day and I fought back, they ran off...



UGH, bullies. That reminds me of my junior high days. Bullies in junior high were the reason that I was such a defensive recluse in my high school years. Bullies are cowards, and many do just turn tail and run as soon as you fight back. I remember finally punching this one kid in the face after he wiped spit on my face. He was utterly shocked that I was capable of such a thing, and just stood there and gaped before going to the teacher. Good thing the teacher knew who was the bad boy and just ignored that kid. There was this other kid in junior high who in the end I resorted to fighting off with a 12" wooden school ruler (he backed off as soon as he saw that I had a "weapon" and was willing to use it). Bullies. UGH.
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Posted 10/4/14 , edited 10/4/14
1. Studying more

2. Saving for College

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Uh--I regret going to my particular high school. (Freshman year was especially awful.) College felt like heaven after my high school. Yeah.
Posted 10/4/14 , edited 10/4/14
hmm.. i don't remember any of it. it's mainly that it doesn't interest me to remember
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I regret not quitting, getting my GED and going on to college rather than letting three more years of high school tear me down.
Posted 10/4/14 , edited 10/4/14
I didn't attend my prom or graduation ceremony either (but I did graduate though). Even though I didn't attend those two things, I don't regret it at all. I couldn't careless.

What I do regret most is my time and energy spent on the wrong people because I wanted friends. I will never do that again. Also I regret not taking my classes seriously.

Pretty much it.
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High school was ten years ago for me, so any regrets I would've had died out a long time ago.
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