How was Your Highschool Experience?
August 16, 2017 6:30pm CST
The journey to self-acceptance, I believe, reallys starts during your teenage years in highschool. This is the time of our lives we are most vulnerable to insecurities, peer pressure and bullies. Then again, this is also the time we truly discover how to be strong and face whatever life throws at us.The negativities though could be quite overwhelming of which many have succumbed and ended their lives. For me though, it was one of the best years of my life where I met my best friends, got to learn so much about life through experiences and observations and most of all, studying was still quite fun, unlike in college. How about you, what are your thoughts on this?
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Oh ok. College for me kind of suck. If I wasn't studying, I was sleeping. That was basically my life then. Whenever I pass by my old university, I feel this kind of hatred where instead of enjoying freedom and social life, I became a very lonely geek for 4 years. Don't get me wrong, I had many friends and had enjoyed too. But the extreme studying I was forced to do was kind of too much.
@JeeyanDee Thinking about it much later in life, I wasn´t the usual student. I was 2 grades ahead of what I should so all the girls were bigger. They bullied me because, even though I was smaller, I had the best grades. So, everything that happened, they told the teachers I was the culprit and I was punished for it. This could be longer, but I don´t want to go into details.
I didn't really enjoy my highschool years. I was the new student, most of my classmates were classmates in gradeschool so I really had a hard time adjusting. I couldn't speak our native language too well and they would make fun of me for not being able to speak straight Filipino (I now do). I was just at that awkward stage in my life where I didn't know what I wanted. You'd probably laugh if I posted a before picture of me. During my fourth year of highschool though, I started coming out of my shell and that became my turning point. I wasn't as awkward socially and physically and was a bit more confident with myself.
Well as I can see, it seems like all those awful things you have experienced made you a better you. It forced you out of your shell, and now you are more confident than ever. Sometimes, we just really have to undergo so much heartaches in order to see reality, discover who we truly are and appreciate ourselves. Kudos to you for not allowing those negativities push you down and be forever chained by self pity and doubt.
@rosedust82 I think most of us find friends who will always be there, through thick and thin, during highschool. I believe it is because these are the people who were there when we are not sure who we really are, anchored us when it seems like we are drifting to darkness, saw us at our lowest points, and still, they never left. We are truly blessed to have these people. They could leave us, they have no obligation to stay, and still, stay they do.
I don't really have much to say over this cause I just finish my high school, I've not moved forward than high school to know if it is the best set of my years... But to be sincere, Life in high school is one I don't think I will experience any longer...
• Rochester, New York
I was a loner in my senior year of high school. I was most happiest that way as I didn't have to worry about anyone but myself. In my junior year I had loads of friends, but we moved to another state and I lost them all.
How I wish I could go back to those years! Now, it is just the memories we are holding on. When I was in high school, I experienced many things that life is given to me such as hardships and enjoyment. One thing I can say is that I am so blessed in this life. It only saddened me that I can`t go back to undo bad things I already commit.