now tell me the truth..how were you at high school..was it such a good idea?

@liranlgo (5748)
Israel
March 27, 2007 4:34pm CST
now that we are little bit older..;) well most of us remember high school as a nostalgic memory tell me the truth.. DID YOU ENJOY IT? was it such a good idea going to the high school you went to? would you do the same thing if you had to do it all over again? or..would you choose a differnt path..??
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24 responses
• Israel
28 Mar 07
Highschool was great. I just didn't realy know it at the time... The freedom, the never ending new experiences... Of course I cried over home work and exams, but aren't we all - even when we are older (and in the university I study with teachers) we do the same thing. In the end, what is left, is the best parts - the breaks, the company we had, the time we spent with friends lazing in the afternoon or playing in the street or yard. When we look back we usualy see the good things, because the bad things weren't all that bad when our point of view is broader. That's what I think...
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
wow what school did you go to my friend?..:) and why didn't you recommand it to me?
• Israel
31 Mar 07
The school at my hometown, of course. I think it is mostly my personality, since many of my friends don't think the way I do ;)
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
31 Mar 07
;) was it a school of bnay moshavim?
• United States
27 Mar 07
Ugh, I don't think I really liked High School. I definitely wouldn't do it all over again. It wasn't that bad, it's just that it wasn't a happy time. I don't know how I could have chosen a different path as you don't get to choose whether or not you go to high school, it's the law. And, most people don't get to choose which one they get to go to.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Mar 07
i understand. i did not like my high school and decided on going to an art school instead. did that.changed what i did not enjoy. and it certinly was a "life saver":)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I didn't have a choice to go to an art school, which would have been great. I had that opportunity when I graduated, but went to college instead.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
well i can understand your decision thank you desertdarlene:)
@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
Highschool. I remember the good times with my friends, I remember pushing the boundaries and causing stress to the teachers I love those memories. I also remember being mean to so many people.... I was the "leader" of a large group of punks and freaks. We started out being the outcasts and were made fun of and picked on because we dyed our hair and pierced our noses. Because we had the mohawks and the weird makeup. That all changed because there soon came to be a lot of us. I have neer been one to sit back and let things slide. In grade 9 (first grade of highschool) I got into many fights. Some of them I was defending the kids around me that got picked on by the "jocks" (sports guys), and the popular pretty gurls. I wouldn't take the crap that was put onto us "weird" kids. These kids started flocking to me. We bigan hanging out because there is strength in numbers especially when I was telling these kids to not let the others push them around, fight back. What can I say, I was a militant unthinking immature 14 year old kid. By the time I left my highschool the weird kids were the popular ones. But they were now being mean to the jocks and the pretty kids. If I could go back to school again, I would make sure the weird kids like me weren't made fun of but I wouldn't be so militant about it.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 07
Wow. Those are great memories. It's nice to be able to stand up for others and set a good example. You're lucky that you're allowed to dye your hair and have piercings because here in our country, that is against the school rules and regulations. What you experienced during those times must've felt really good. Especially when you get to be the hero of your schoolmates. You've shown bravery and strength and those traits are really admirable when displayed in high school. I mean, those were the times when there are stereotypes and almost everybody wants to belong in the popular crowd. It's also nice that in your school then, more people were prioritizing being themselves than being accepted by popular people.
• United States
28 Mar 07
There were some part that I enjoyed about high school. I enjoyed choir. There was nothing like going to choir on a daily basis to sing my little heart out. I adored performing in school plays and attending drama club. My friends were/are great and they made it a pleasant experience. However, my school, as a whole, was awful. Getting an education was great but most of the students that attended were very cruel. We have a very strong division of "cliques" as it were and me and my group of friends were toward the bottom of the food chain. I wouldn't go back and change a thing though. I wouldn't be the kind of person I am today if I did!
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
thank you for this interesting response. liked the part you did have things you enjoyed in school. like the drama and choir classes:)
@wealth168 (409)
• Singapore
28 Mar 07
The truth is that I didn't enjoy very much my high school days. I wanted to go into commercial stream but ended up in a technical school because there were no more vacancies. As a result, I struggled very hard to study for subjects for I didn't like. So, after I left high school, I switched to commercial studies and I did very well. Thank God for that ! :-)
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
i am happy that in the end you did what you wanted to do from the begining and that you are happy with it dear friend:)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
I did enjoyed my high school days, though I missed some parts of it that I thought were never that meaningful. How I wish I could do it again, to experience those things that I missed! I missed some of my friends, those of whom I've been with since I started my college days. I also missed some of those girls who used to adore us, everytime me and my friends would play our guitars and sing some songs that were famous during that time!;) If ever given a chance, I would indeed, get back again to high school. The fun, the excitement and the thrill we experienced is very different than any life a student has been through..
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
glad you had a wonderful period of life as a student i do know what you are talking about i too had 4 wonderful years there..from the moment that i switched to the arts school:)
@greengal (4286)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I really enjoyed high school and those were one of the best years of my life..it was a different phase altogether and I sure do have very good pleasant memories of school. I wouldn't want to change a thing and would relive the whole thing all over again:) I made great friends whom I'm in touch with still now..in all honesty I thoroughly enjoyed school life!:)
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
that is wonderful greengal:) happy to hear that.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Mar 07
yes, I enjoyed High school and miss it dearly. Since it has been so long I don't know if I want to go back but seeing my friends would be great.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
so go on and organize a highschool reunion. seems like a great idea:)
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
28 Mar 07
i enjoyed my school time very much. i still do, because im online learning and i hope to be able to go back to school (university) lol to finish some grades i started earlier. my granny told me once, you are never to old to learn something. and she prooved it with going to university whe she was 80 years old, and finished her licentiate after 8 years. i was proud of her and could help her in typing her doctors work. all women in our family are alike. i didnt found one who did stop learning. so i think im very lucky for that
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
28 Mar 07
wow your grandmother seemes like a remarkable women! and you are so right it is never too late to learn:)
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@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
27 Mar 07
ok, you said the truth I'll spill it then ;) Yeah nostalgic, also a painful time, growing up is difficult I enjoyed like half of it. I went to a public high school for 1 1/2 years, then threatened to pump gas instead, went to a private one for 1 1 /2 years, then rose out and went college for my senior year I had no choice, I was a kid. Maybe to be in college at 14 would have been better.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Mar 07
lol..maybe.. i know i was thinking about it when i was a teenage..what am i doing wasting my life in this rediculos high school..:)
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
I enjoyed my high school years a lot. But given another chance, I wish I should'ce stayed in my first school. On my first year, I studied at Commonwealth High School and I was at the highest section of my year level. I make good grades even though I don't study really hard and made so many absences that one of my teachers threatened to drop me out of the class if I make more absences. On my second year of high school, I moved to Caloocan High School where there are lots of gangsters and stuffs. On my first year there I did good. I got the First honors in my class. But that was the start of my getting into gangsters. My third year was the worst I've gotten into fistfights and stuff and I was even sent to the prefect of discipline. On my senior year, I mellowed down and it is the best year in high school. I didn't get much recognition, just the highest grade in our English subject but I valued and enjoyed the friendship that I made with my classmates. I think if I didn't leave Commonwealth High School, I wouldn't even know about gangsters and I might have a concrete plan for college like what happened to my friends then.
• United States
28 Mar 07
I didn't have any choice in the schools I went to. If I had a choice as to what I did with my life after high school, I would change everything but four things.
• Canada
28 Mar 07
To be honest, the only thing I didn't like about high school was having to get up in the morning. I am NOT a morning person....But other than that, high school was great. I think a lot of the time it depends on who you hang around with and what you are involved in. If you go to school just because you have to and only do the minimal to get through, of course your not going to enjoy it, you are just biding your time until you can get out. I was very fortunate though, the high school had 90 students and there were no cliques and everyone got along. I know it sound weird, it doesn't happen that way usually. But it was the type of environment that if you got to school and none of your friends were there that day, you could just walk in and hang around with anyone. I loved high school and would go back in a minute if it were the same situation.
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
i think..i've made some wrong decisions.and made a wrong move..but hey!!tomorrow's another big day....and we shouldbe ready for it/..
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• India
28 Mar 07
hi! the school in which i went was one of the best schools of my country.i think that whether you enjoy or not in the school doesnt depend on your school,it depends on you.if you are spunky then i think you will enjoy in any school you will go in.but nothing much can be done about it,being vivacious is not in any individuals hand its in the nature of the person and nature of the person is god gifted.as far as it goes for me i think i dint have the great time in my school,but i would not blame my school for that.they had everything in the school to which a student could enjoy the most,but i never raised to it and grapped the opportunity.if i am asked to go back to my school life,then i would love to go back and since now i have realised my mistake,i would try to make the best of what my school provides me. if any person studying in school now,if gets to read this then i would advice to make the full out of what you are getting in your school. school life is a great life. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• China
28 Mar 07
Borrow this space,hope can share my ture feeling when I study at my high colleg. It's really not good as my though when I havn't goe into. Such as most of people said,it's a small society to let student familiar with the world before they went out. Anyway,you must build up your truth once you go there,study and study what. Don't waste the school time,it's so easily to rush out...
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
28 Mar 07
i loved high school..i wouldnt change a thing..great friends lots of fun..and a good education to boot
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I did like to learn but I also wanted to be popular and have all the attention. So it was kind of hard betweeen the two. I think my popularity far outweighed my learning. My grades were never great but they were OK. If I could go back i would learn more and be with friends less.
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@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
I would love to do high school over again. I was such a loner. I really only had one friend and she loved to party..so I missed a lot of classes. We would go out and drink and ditch school. I am sorry now...I wish I had of payed more attention to school...I didn't complete it because of that and a bad home life. I would tell youth now..to finish school..it's important.
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@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
I would do it all over again! I loved highschool and everything about it. It was there that I have some of the greatest memories. Great times, great friends!
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