Seems about right. . M/ Tl’ In tact aall?) High school students today have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum mental patients during the 1950' s. up L‘ nf
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User avatar #6 - messerauditore (12/26/2013) [-]
Even if it was legit, how the **** is that a "fun" fact?
User avatar #113 to #6 - klina ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
It's fun to laugh at our own misfortune. You know, like villains laugh as they are dying and they say they'll be back? Yeah, like that.

I dunno man I just wanted to be cool but she never acknowledged my presence. Maybe because she was a turnip, maybe not, we will never now.
#3 - anonymoussarcasm (12/26/2013) [-]
Because there is a legitimate way to measure that...
Because there is a legitimate way to measure that...
User avatar #54 to #3 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's only stressful if you make it stressful. You can take a million difficult classes, procrastinate, and never sleep. You'll probably have tons of stress. Or, you can take the classes that you need, actually do the work, and sleep like a normal person and get through with high school like a walk in the park.
User avatar #117 to #54 - vicsix (12/27/2013) [-]
And then, because you didn't take any challenging classes, not get accepted into any good colleges and then not be able to get a job, because the person who went to Princeton will always beat your two years of community college ass.
User avatar #129 to #117 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
You can take easy classes and get good grades. They look at your GPA, and if the easier classes helped your GPA, you can get accepted. This is implying that you do well on the SAT and have some other outstanding traits or abilities, such as showing that you can play sports or communicate with others well. They want someone that can represent their school well.
#108 to #3 - anon (12/27/2013) [-]
you measure it using supercajafrajalicous points, duhhh
#4 to #3 - anon (12/26/2013) [-]
you know youre right but youre still gonna get thumbed down just saiyan
#9 to #4 - hakuna (12/26/2013) [-]
and then you get thumbed down. Funnyjunk is like a 50-year-old mother with blood in her uterus
#10 to #9 - anon (12/26/2013) [-]
Here you should never tell someone else they are going to get thumbed down. Not unless you want the opposite to be proven. Now if you say you yourself will be thumbed down, then there is a 50/50 chance as to what will happen. You will either get a **** ton of positive thumbs, or a **** ton of negative thumbs. You should also never ask for thumbs. Not unless you don't mind them being negative. (if your level is negative, this won't work for you, because everyone already knows you are a troll). Now onto opinions. We have a group of people here that while not necessarily liberal or conservative, we do have a fairly common set of beliefs. One of those is that these fun-facts are usually false. So when someone points it out, we are unlikely to thumb them down, because we agree. So all points were working against anon here.
#11 to #10 - hakuna (12/27/2013) [-]
are u high?
User avatar #48 to #11 - meganinja (12/27/2013) [-]
no that's the truth. People naturally don't like being told what they're going to do, so they'll often do the opposite just to prove the original person wrong. By saying 'you're going to get thumbed down', you're speaking for Funnyjunk. Funnyjunkers will look at it and be "aww hell no, this little bitch isn't telling me how to think". This is fairly simple. The complicated stuff arises both with trolls, and when people ask for something negative, as when somebody asks for red thumbs, some users will thumb them down thinking that they wanted green thumbs in actuality. However, some users will thumb them up thinking that they wanted red thumbs in actuality.

There's many other hard to explain thumbing phenomenon, such as sheep mentality, and posting one random link so viewers automatically assume the poster knows what they're talking about and won't bother to check the link.
#167 to #48 - hakuna (12/27/2013) [-]
u high 2?
User avatar #166 to #48 - sabotagesam (12/27/2013) [-]
Funnyjunk sociology ftw!
User avatar #13 to #3 - jukuku (12/27/2013) [-]
Measuring neurological activity with an MRI.
#16 to #13 - metronomee (12/27/2013) [-]
They didn't have MRI in the 1950s.
User avatar #53 to #16 - jukuku (12/27/2013) [-]
"Because there is a legitimate way to measure that..."

I know MRI wasn't around in the 50s.
User avatar #19 to #3 - fyaq ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
There actually is, in the amount it affects your every day life. Much as moderate to severe arachnophobia ranging from
"i dont like to be near spiders"
to
"I search through my food before I eat it for signs of spiders and thoroughly clean my room and shove towels under the cracks of my door to make sure none crawl on me in my sleep"
User avatar #5 to #3 - diruslupis (12/26/2013) [-]
Disregarding the quite frankly barbaric way of treating mental sickness in the 50's, high school is hardly stressful. God I hate obnoxious little twatbaskets like the cunt that made this "fun fact".
User avatar #12 to #5 - jukuku (12/27/2013) [-]
>Recessive economy in a post globalization world where not getting into a good school can mean not getting a job

It is an extremely stressful situation for anyone who actually gives a **** .
User avatar #14 to #12 - ShaunG (12/27/2013) [-]
*For white people.
User avatar #139 to #14 - sabotagesam (12/27/2013) [-]
The socially disadvantaged black people AND white people who don't care about it partly have their disadvantages just because of that. School gives you education, which is an ability to achieve better social status - but the upper classes use the school system as a way to legitimize their higher position in the hierarchy, so the school, instead of being a tool of mobility (poor people, ghetto people, among them, blacks), is recreating the unequal relation between the classes in the next generation.
User avatar #152 to #139 - tealcanaan (12/27/2013) [-]
That is where the problem lies. Shouldn't a university be a place for higher thinking and applying theories yielded instead of a pre-requisite for a job? More access has created a system where money is the main concern instead of legitimate academia for universities. There should instead be two systems with clearly present separation; one a collection of technical schools for job training, and another for the advancement of society. This is just my two cents.
User avatar #161 to #152 - sabotagesam (12/27/2013) [-]
i think that universities in their old form represented an other form of elitism - the 'intellectual' elite, who legitimized their rule by making the university a privilege of the people with 'higher' intellect. of course it was them who decided who was worthy enough, and strangely it was usually people from their own social group. i don't think that's better than the commodified way of teaching. i believe that knowledge should be available for everyone on every level, without any kind of prerequisites (biased selections, money, etc.). but i agree that we shouldn't use universities only as diploma factories, it is much more than that. but on the other hand, scholars, teachers and students should make their work look worthy to the public, and hold the public's interest to a high priority - that would change minds. the university folk (in my country especially) feel entitled to their positions, they think they know better what's good for society than the average man, so they don't interact with the public, and often put their heads up their asses making research and publications for each other, that only a dozen people would read.
User avatar #163 to #161 - tealcanaan (12/27/2013) [-]
I agree it should be open and not held separate based on nepotism nor monetary means. But i also believe it should hold the standered of having those with a competency for the work (testing and other such agreed upon academic terms), although this would leave many out, it would be necessary to preserving the atmosphere needed to prevent stagnation in the form of flooded fields.
User avatar #164 to #163 - sabotagesam (12/27/2013) [-]
that is a legitimate need/claim in my eyes, but it is also problematic, because the reason why people don't get into university is very, very complex. i can't really unfold the argument behind 'concealed nepotism' or class-based selection in a funnyjunk comment, but if you're interested in the topic, i would recommend pierre bourdieu's writings about cultural reproduction, and the reproduction of unequality.

i think this is the book i read (i read it in hungarian): You need to login to view this link
and this is a wikipedia article about the topic: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_reproduction
User avatar #165 to #164 - tealcanaan (12/27/2013) [-]
Thanks
#35 to #14 - gatorade (12/27/2013) [-]
ah...... and right there is the key word.
#41 to #12 - bann (12/27/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, but I think the threat of imminent nuclear holocaust was a bit worse
User avatar #58 to #41 - jukuku (12/27/2013) [-]
Yeah and people went ******* BONKERS over that too. Nightmares of being wiped out by a nuclear blast were common during the height of the cold war. Fear warps people's minds. Look at the boomer generation, they're horrified of terrorism, and a whole lot of people believe these are the 'End Times'.

#81 to #58 - bann (12/27/2013) [-]
Yep, no one has it easy, sept dogs
User avatar #109 to #5 - vedomajkatrololol (12/27/2013) [-]
And i hate ******* dirtbags like you who took retard intermediate classes then acted like highschool was a breeze. When i was in highschool my junior year was nothing but AP classes until 6th period then id leave, and you better believe my ass was stressed.
User avatar #168 to #109 - diruslupis (12/27/2013) [-]
Yeah I'm not sure what an intermediate class exactly is but I'm assuming it's the retard class. I took the classes I needed to get into college because highschool is a ******* stepping stone. Stop acting like you're the omega because you took the best highschool classes
#137 to #109 - cidkh (12/27/2013) [-]
I took a full IB (kind of like international AP) course load, with a 28hrs/week job, and competitive hockey. It was definitely tough (tougher than my first two years of my undergrad for sure) but hardly the kind of thing that needs to be bragged about. Anyone can do it, it's just a matter of choosing to put the time in.
#138 to #5 - anon (12/27/2013) [-]
It is only stressful for people who care enough about getting the highest possible mark and are not confident in their ability to achieve it. High school was easy for me, no expectations and decent results, but i understood why people were stressed.
#121 to #5 - anon (12/27/2013) [-]
Or maybe, just maybe.


They were trying to be funny.
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User avatar #140 to #52 - sabotagesam (12/27/2013) [-]
wtf is 'bad economy'? you american people (i presume you're american) are always spouting that, in tv series, on online forums, everywhere. 'bad economy' this, 'bad economy' that. but what are the actual mechanisms that cause the unemployement rate to increase? why is the situation ***** ? you personify 'economy' like it was a sentient being capable of acting on its on, while in real life there are investors, bankers, corporate ceo-s, politicians and other decision-makers who act and think, and it is all encased in a socio-economical setting which can be explained using the tools of sociology, social policies and economics. 'bad economy' my ass.
#39 - holyfool (12/27/2013) [-]
As an high school student in an insane asylum I can confirm this.
As an high school student in an insane asylum I can confirm this.
#102 to #39 - angrybarts (12/27/2013) [-]
You should have used "a" instead of "an". An would be used if the following word started with a vowel, The correct sentence would be "As a high school student in an insane asylum I can confirm this."


A small mistake and i will probably get red thumbs but whatever. got this advice from my math teacher

yes my math teacher my English teacher teaches me jack ****
User avatar #132 to #102 - thejerseyjenn (12/27/2013) [-]
did you not know that before your math teacher told you?
User avatar #171 to #132 - angrybarts (12/27/2013) [-]
sadly no the Detroit public school system is ****
#15 - sotalokki (12/27/2013) [-]
thumbed up so more people can see how stupid this 			****		 is
thumbed up so more people can see how stupid this **** is
User avatar #60 - BubsyB (12/27/2013) [-]
WTF Fun Fact #2119
High School students today have the same complaint levels as Jewish Concentration Camp Prisoners during the 1940's.

Coming from a Highschool Student who is loving this **** .
User avatar #80 to #60 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
WTF Fun Fact #582
High School Students today have the same things to complain about that they always did, social media and mass sharing just makes it seem worse
#87 - mewxchii (12/27/2013) [-]
What? Does anyone even know what it's like in Japan and S. Korea? Kids in the USA, Canada and well not sure exactly what it's like in European Countries have it pretty damn easy compared to them.

I mean.. After watching a documentary and later researching well, mainly Japanese students I felt so lucky I'm free to at least go home or do things I want to do outside of school.
#93 to #87 - anon (12/27/2013) [-]
No one cares.
User avatar #96 to #87 - AnomynousUser (12/27/2013) [-]
They don't have jobs after school, do they?
User avatar #124 to #96 - gabbycat (12/27/2013) [-]
No. In Japan, students aren't allowed to have jobs after school.
User avatar #170 to #124 - AnomynousUser (12/27/2013) [-]
I know, I was showing how his comparison was not really right since we're in different situations.
User avatar #135 to #87 - unknowntablets (12/27/2013) [-]
well they have to be smart...they're the only ones who can see really tiny things with their eyes(fact)
User avatar #27 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
Kids these days do like to complain a lot more

Just look at facebook
#143 to #27 - uncalledforgiraffe (12/27/2013) [-]
"these days"

"look at facebook"

30 years ago people complained just as much you just didn't see it
User avatar #144 to #143 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
Were you there?
User avatar #145 to #144 - uncalledforgiraffe (12/27/2013) [-]
No. But even if you were facebook wasn't around so you wouldn't really know either whether it was the same or not.





We both lose.
User avatar #147 to #145 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
They kept it to themselves

You lose faggot
User avatar #149 to #147 - uncalledforgiraffe (12/27/2013) [-]
How do you know they didn't complain to other people?
User avatar #151 to #149 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
Because it was the 50s

We had Russians to worry about
User avatar #153 to #151 - uncalledforgiraffe (12/27/2013) [-]
I didn't know the 50's was 30 years ago.
User avatar #154 to #153 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
And now you do
User avatar #29 to #27 - imapsychiatrist (12/27/2013) [-]
the kids complaining about **** on facebook are not even in highschool yet, and the reason they are all a scourge on society is because they were raised by the baby boomers
User avatar #31 to #29 - kingalister (12/27/2013) [-]
Disregard that comment

I was mistaken
User avatar #32 to #31 - imapsychiatrist (12/27/2013) [-]
You respectably corrected yourself, no harm done. have a thumb
User avatar #34 to #33 - imapsychiatrist (12/27/2013) [-]
ye ye, i gotchyo back
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User avatar #37 to #27 - xdeathspawnx (12/27/2013) [-]
kids these days have a way to complain that more people can see, they don't like to complain a lot more.
User avatar #40 - hoponthefeelstrain (12/27/2013) [-]
I'd be anxious too if there was a terrorist in my class.

top left and calm down it was a joke.
User avatar #38 - bakinboy (12/27/2013) [-]
studies show students today are actually learning more information per year than any generation before.
User avatar #76 to #38 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
They're memorizing facts, I wouldn't call that learning.

in all my highschool career, I can think of a handful of things that I know that aren't just trivial things to show people.

Annuities & Loans
Anything learned in a shop class
Any major historical economic event of the past 20 years
World Religions

Other than that, it was all just fact memorization that you never apply in real life.
User avatar #111 to #76 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
high school is teaching you to teach yourself, so you can apply that to what you want to pursue.
Everything you learned can probably be applied in some career field, you just learned all of it so that you can be well rounded and hopefully an intelligent member of society. Math is pretty useful in itself, plus it teaches you critical thinking and puzzle/problem solving skills.
Everything you use from a day to day basis is made from principals (plus sometimes more complicated ones) that you learned part of in high school. Your computer, your car, your phone, your tv shows, your music, and pretty much everything else. Just because you don't need all of it every single day doesn't make it useless.
User avatar #114 to #111 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
I would agree with you, but I doubt the need to analyze the effects of immigration to north america's economic system and the impact it has on Native Reservations is large enough in most fields of work to warrant it being taught to everybody
User avatar #115 to #114 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
just because you don't have to know it for your line of work doesn't make it any less useless. Maybe you can use it to form opinions about how you should vote regarding economic policies and immigration policies?
Plus, high school has to be vague in terms of what everyone has to take. Asking an 18 year old to pick their major is bad enough, it'd be even worse for a 14 year old. So they teach a bit of everything so that you can actually get some experience in the fields and decide what you want to pursue with your life. And at the same time it helps you broaden your horizons.
User avatar #126 to #115 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
No, I agree that Highschool should be vague, but it should also teach stuff that is more essential, instead of having a bunch of social studies courses as being the most highly recommended and forcing you to take 2 or 3 at least, maybe it should get you to take stuff that's a little more, every day, make everyone take a course in say, major government parties/offices/uses, or hell, make an auto class mandatory for every student, just a basic one that teaches you simple stuff, how to change tires, oil, spark plugs and batteries, how to jump start a car and what to look for with wear and tear.

Things that people will actually use beyond making opinions.
User avatar #127 to #126 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
Social studies classes are actually pretty interesting and help with literature, essays, and can help with politics.
my high school had a mandatory government class as well as economics
car maintenance is pretty easy, you don't need a whole class for that. Plus, each car model is different, so you'd still have to figure that out on your own.
#22 - Visual (12/27/2013) [-]
As a high school student who attended a 			******		 district and is currently attending a good district, it really does depend on the school. My school is full of kids who are so 			*******		 stressed out of their minds about grades, extra curricular activities, college admissions, and scholarships/financial aid. The other school I attended has kids that don't even know what an SAT or ACT is because the most "success" that comes out of that school is people who go straight into work or the military without even a second thought on college.   
   
I'm not saying that people who don't worry about college are unsuccessful, but there is definitely a big difference in stress levels compared to those who worry about college.
As a high school student who attended a ****** district and is currently attending a good district, it really does depend on the school. My school is full of kids who are so ******* stressed out of their minds about grades, extra curricular activities, college admissions, and scholarships/financial aid. The other school I attended has kids that don't even know what an SAT or ACT is because the most "success" that comes out of that school is people who go straight into work or the military without even a second thought on college.

I'm not saying that people who don't worry about college are unsuccessful, but there is definitely a big difference in stress levels compared to those who worry about college.
User avatar #28 to #22 - imapsychiatrist (12/27/2013) [-]
what is that gif from?
User avatar #118 to #28 - vicsix (12/27/2013) [-]
Breaking Bad.
User avatar #36 to #28 - shadownigga (12/27/2013) [-]
The Box. 2007
#18 - wisdomtooth ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
Really? Because the kids at my highschool only cared about racing their 			******		 trucks. Then again, I live in Texas so it's only natural
Really? Because the kids at my highschool only cared about racing their ****** trucks. Then again, I live in Texas so it's only natural
User avatar #20 to #18 - pikapimp (12/27/2013) [-]
i wanna race trucks with them
User avatar #23 to #18 - heartlessrobot ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
Why the **** would you race a truck? 140 MPH, MAX. Race something more exciting.
User avatar #24 to #23 - wisdomtooth ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
Yeah I know, it's ******* dumb. They just drive up and down the main roads at night and it's annoying as **** , especially if you have to go anywhere
User avatar #119 to #24 - vicsix (12/27/2013) [-]
I live and Texas too, and your sorta right. Though an amount of these people do care about their grades. Just so I can be an idiot, I'll say that I have noticed a substantial amount of Mexicans in regular classes, and barely passing. They're the ones that are racing most of the time too.
User avatar #120 to #119 - vicsix (12/27/2013) [-]
You're*
#46 to #18 - wellhungmonkey (12/27/2013) [-]
WHY HAVE NONE OF YOU EVEN COMMENTED ON THE FACT THAT THAT GIF IS 			******		 TERRIFYING!!!
WHY HAVE NONE OF YOU EVEN COMMENTED ON THE FACT THAT THAT GIF IS ****** TERRIFYING!!!
User avatar #69 to #46 - deadmuerto (12/27/2013) [-]
yeah those trucks seem interesting
#128 - masterchiefawesome (12/27/2013) [-]
REALLY?!?! ARE YOU REALLY SURE THAT HIGHSCHOOLERS HAVE THE SAME STRESS LEVELS AS AN INSANEASYLUM PATIENT?!?! ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY ******* SURE?!??!
User avatar #131 to #128 - kokanum (12/27/2013) [-]
But he isn't a patient
User avatar #142 to #128 - frenzyhero (12/27/2013) [-]
I love that game.
#134 - skullball ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#85 - deletedmyaccount (12/27/2013) [-]
Probably because we're ill-equipped to deal with regular problems.

Cause we're dumbasses.
#42 - flutterbye (12/27/2013) [-]
If they think life is hard now, just wait until they get into the real world.
If they think life is hard now, just wait until they get into the real world.
#44 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
yes because high school students have a lot to be anxious about.... serious i would love to go back to highschool again .....
User avatar #45 to #44 - garymotherfingoak (12/27/2013) [-]
it depends on what pressures you're vulnerable to, and which people you surround yourself with.
User avatar #47 to #45 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
no one in highschool knows real stress other then the kids who are constantly bullied. and cyber bullying does not ******* count cause you can just turn off the computer.
User avatar #62 to #47 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
"cyber bullying does not ******* count cause you can just turn off the computer"

Obviously, you've never been cyber bullied.
Cyber bullying doesn't end when you turn off the computer, especially now with phones and how integrated technology is, cyber bullying is actual bullying, it passes into everyday life, regardless of whether you turn off the computer or not.
User avatar #64 to #62 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
caller blocks solve the harassing you on the phone or change your number. its very easy and simple to do these things. stopping someone from getting in your face or punching it for that matter cannot be solved by pushing a button.
User avatar #66 to #64 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
cyber bullying does not stop at the computer, look at my other comment.

you can't differentiate between cyber bullying and other forms of bullying, because there is no difference.

It's not just someone texting you or posting on facebook "You're a faggot"
It's them posting that on facebook, and then messaging other people, starting rumours that your gay so that people actually believe it.
Or when they post shopped pictures/videos of you doing things you never did, but people still make fun of you, that's still cyber bullying.
Not to mention, it is easy to block a number, or to change yours, except you give that new number out to your friend, and they give it to a "sort of friend" and then it gets back to the bully, and the whole cycle starts again.

True, physical bullying can be a pain, but it generally ends with one person bruised and then it's over, cyber bullying (and really any emotional bullying) just destroys someone's self worth, that's infinitely worse than physical bullying.
User avatar #72 to #66 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
emotional bully only hurts you if you let it. that stuff never bothered me. people would call me faggot, fatty (even though i really wasn't at the time. am now sadface i blame college buffets) dork, nerd, etc etc. hell people even tried to start rumors about me, but i didn't give a **** , because i had friends who weren't stupid as well. the only reason you would be all alone is because you don't have good friends or you yourself ****** up big time. as for destroying self worth. like i said don't let it hurt you. you are who you are and love yourself for it. if you really do hate yourself for some reason then try and change it (i get there are some instances were you can't) or learn to live with it. the only person beating you emotionally is yourself. that is what i'm getting at.
User avatar #49 to #47 - garymotherfingoak (12/27/2013) [-]
You have a pretty black and white view of things. just because you turn off the computer or leave the website doesnt mean theyll stop harassing you, and thats just scratching the surface of it.

the ones that are constantly bullied certainly have the most, but that doesn't mean others have a decent amount, especially ones that are in AP programs that gets stupid amounts of work daily.
User avatar #51 to #49 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
ok if it continues outside of the computer world then yes it's bullying. i myself was bullied in school until i got bigger cause of puberty. until puberty i was constantly picked on, because i liked nerdy things. i would show up to my home black and blue sometimes even bones were broke ( three ribs to be exact. i was kicked when i was down.). you can't turn off physical bullying like you can cyber bullying. that is why cyber is not bullying. words cannot truly hurt you unless you let them. fists on the other hand hurt all the ******* time. i was truly bullied and it sickens me when people scream bullying all the time now, and they don't understand what it truly means to be bullied. he called me a fag and it hurt my feelings. suck it the **** up and look at the person calling you these names i guarentee they aren't the picture of perfection. call them names back and suck it up.

to solve the question of ap classes. i took ap classes they were incredibly easy compared to college. seriously **** was easy i usually had a full month's worth of work done in a couple of days. that was on top of having sports and a job. so again no reason to be stressed.
User avatar #63 to #51 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
No, rumours can hurt you, kids starting rumours that eventually lead to you being ostracized or picked on, cyber bullying is not just words.
User avatar #67 to #63 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
wow you are dumb. rumors are rumors anyone with a brain knows that. it's that kind of mentality that ****** up this current generation. i would get both sides and find out the facts myself self then rely on someone i don't know. just ask question and the truth will come out. don't be a tool and think for yourself it's very easy
User avatar #71 to #67 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
But you can't always find the truth, not to mention a lot of the time, rumours are based off of some sort of truth, remember the telephone game?
You tell someone a phrase, then they tell someone, and it keeps going and at the end you see what it turns into.

Now imagine that but a story.
Joe hangs out with his friend and Andy and spent the night and they stayed up shooting the **** and playing video games
become
"You know Joe, the dude that's buddies with Andy, yeah, he spent the night talking and playing games"
Becomes
"Joe and Andy, that guy he's always with, spent the night talking and playing games"
becomes
"Joe spent the night at Andy's talking and playing games"
becomes
"Joe slept at Andy's playing games"
Becomes
"Joe slept at Andy's playing 'games'"

See, give it the right people who like to embellish and don't care about Joe and Andy's reputation, and it goes from two bros hanging out to an oddly homo-erotic rumour.
Now if you don't really know Joe or Andy, are you going to walk up to them and go "Hey, I heard you guys slept together, is that true?"
Especially in highschool?
User avatar #73 to #71 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
no but i wouldn't give a **** either way. if i don't know them i'm not going to make fun of them. if i don't know them i'm not going to give a **** about them. like i said just look at the people starting the rumors. ten bucks says the person who starts that rumor has homosexual frustrations of their own and won't admit it.
User avatar #74 to #73 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
It doesn't matter if you make fun of them, the fact is that the rumour is still spreading, and just having that rumour out there will put a strain on a person.

But all of this is really off topic, because we all know that teenagers are the most stressed out group because they don't have near enough resources to deal with pressures being put on them at that age.
User avatar #77 to #74 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
as a person who held a full-time job, played sports, and took ap courses with clubs. i loved highschool. i really did, i was perfectly at ease in highschool. even with bullying and what not. school was in fact very awesome for me.
User avatar #78 to #77 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
******** .

There is no way you did all those consecutively,
You may have at one point done one or two of those things, but don't try and make it seem like you were able to do all those at the same time.
User avatar #82 to #78 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
in my school clubs were done in the middle of school right after lunch period usually. sports were only a couple of hours after school then you head off to work until the a,m. (my job was literally right acrosse from the school not even a lie you just crossed the street.) go to sleep then you wash and repeat until the weekend. then i just either did nothing to recuperate, or hung out with friends. it's not that hard if you manage your time right to do all this.
User avatar #84 to #82 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
Ok, so you were able to do all this, while still doing the work that comes with AP classes?
Don't lie and say "I finished all my work in class" because I have taken the equivalent of AP classes and half the work is given to you just as homework.
User avatar #89 to #84 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
yah and homework was done during free time at school. lunch extra time in classes so on and so forth. like i said it isn't hard if you manage time right. hell my boss would even let me do it at work as long as my work was done.
User avatar #90 to #89 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
That is literally the perfect scenario,
You managed to hit the universal lottery

No major health problems
No mental issues
No social issues
A good support network
Understanding boss
Work close to Home and School
No Bullies that actually wanted to target you in particular

Change any of those things and that would not be possible.
User avatar #94 to #90 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
if you look up in previous conversation i did infact have billies, but i dealt with them. the key to avoiding problems is very simple. keep yourself busy so you don't focus on the bad. kids today have way too much free time if they are bothered by what bullies have to say. this works the other way as well kids have way too much free time if they have the time to bully someone. as for health issues. if it doesn't put you down and out don't let it rule you (down and out applies to obvious ones the effect physical ability to do things or mental obviously.) social shouldn't be a problem unless you have a social mental disorder of course. people make their own support networks by making friends and what not. and yes i was lucky with the school and work thing i will admit it.
#56 to #44 - yentabear (12/27/2013) [-]
Well, yes, they do. You've misplaced your sarcasm.
Well, yes, they do. You've misplaced your sarcasm.
User avatar #61 to #56 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
imagine what levels of stress a person out of college and can't get a really good job even though they have the degree and grades feels like.
User avatar #68 to #61 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
If that person can't find a job, they aren't looking hard enough. There are always jobs if you are willing to work.

Now finding a job that they feel they should have because they have that degree, that's hard.
User avatar #75 to #68 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
there is a difference between finding a job and finding a job that pays the bills. if all you can find in your area is part time minimum wage (like in my area) or jobs you didn't get a degree in your up **** creek w/o a paddle
User avatar #79 to #75 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
Not true at all, there are always solutions

1 - You can work multiple jobs, it might not be nice, but it pays the bills
2 - You can work while still searching for a job
3 - You can start your own business
4 - Look for jobs that aren't in your area

There is always more work if you look.
And that is the part that 90% of the people complaining "There are no jobs" have, is that they are not willing to look.
User avatar #86 to #79 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
1 and 2 i am doing right now. 3 you need to have a good credit score to do and as i have not ever owned a credit card and am currently paying off college debt i really don't have a score yet. 4 requires money lots of it your talking an apartment, electric, sewagem etc etc. currently speaking i make enough to cover bills and expenses (such as gas, car insurance, and some other miscellaneous.) life isn't all that easy in certain parts in america right now.
User avatar #88 to #86 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
3 Doesn't require credit, it requires you to be willing to work off the books until you have money to get crddit

And 4 doesn't require any money at all if you are willing to work a labour job like the ones in Alberta that they are constantly hiring for.
User avatar #91 to #88 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
yep ok now i see the problem. you live in canada.... you see in pa there really aren't jobs that supply housing other than inner city fire house jobs. i could look but i already did when looking for a welding job several years back.
User avatar #92 to #91 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
They don't hire JUST canadians, they hire internationally.

Not to mention you can find jobs just like it in Texas, Washington State, BC, South Carolina, California, Florida and Louisianna, where they provide room and board, transportation to nearby towns, and fly you home once every 2 months for a week or two, as well as provide competitive pay

The only downside it that often you work 15 on, 2-3 off, for those 2 months
User avatar #97 to #92 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
which requires money to get too in the first place. i literally don't have the money to get to them is what i'm trying to say. uhgs canadians and your free health care. I'm pretty sure that they won't pay for your gas fare for an interview. unless they do online interviews your still missing the whole i need ******* money to do things argument.
User avatar #98 to #97 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
Normally they hire you based on a phone interview and your resume.
Not to mention most of them are willing to pay your airfare to get to them in return for garnished wages to pay them back
User avatar #101 to #98 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
also i swear a lot out of habit so sorry if it seems as though i was hostile.
User avatar #99 to #98 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
the **** ....... what kind of jobs are these out of curiosity. sounds like something i would love to do. i like keeping myself busy with whatever. and i officially like you. you can debate with out flipping out or being stupid and bring up very valid points. i love debating btw so sorry if it seems i'm ranting.
User avatar #100 to #99 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
Well, a lot of them do require previous experience of some degree, a lot of forklift, heavy trucks, steel work, welding, etc.

But they always look for labourers who they can train, they'll even help you get your tickets.
User avatar #105 to #100 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
i also hope you enjoy the green thumb spam i gave you for indulging my need to argue.
User avatar #104 to #100 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
welding you say. heavy equipment you say. sigh i honestly feel stupid giving up those 2 for a criminal justice degree..... my major btw. i don't have actual on job experience with heavy equipment but i can operate it surgeon like expertise. welding is like second nature to me as well.
#65 to #61 - yentabear (12/27/2013) [-]
And have you considered the fact that tension builds up in a high schooler's life in fear of this fact, knowing eventually that they must study immensely hard to get the job they want in life? Not even counting the kids who don't learn at all, having to come to terms with how they've ****** up during their time in school among other problems in the individual high schooler's life? There is a lot of stress and anxiety in a person out of college, I can agree with you there, it's never nice having to deal with actually getting a job. I remember in school I was constantly drilled, reminded that I had to focus on not ******* up in my exams to get the job I want, but being told even if I have the grades and degrees I want I may not even get a job? ****** tense.
User avatar #50 to #44 - sabcy (12/27/2013) [-]
It doesn't matter your situation, level of schooling, or your job, your stressed. In high school you have to stress about the present, the future, both immediate and farther, as well as people around you.
User avatar #55 to #50 - hellsjester (12/27/2013) [-]
ok and thousands of dollars of college debt. still living with your parents at 24 because the job you got with college barely covers college debt and you need a better job. planning for a house and now i have to worry about paying for health insurance out of pocket, because the government will fine me if i don't and that will break my budget so i can't get any income for gas, car insurance, and a place of my own. not having insurance so if i get hurt well sucks to be you. you make too much money to get help becuase **** you trailor park trash that never worked a day in their lives needs it more then the probably at most 40$ a month for insurance i need for myself and actually pay taxes for i cant get.
any way you see my point they don't know stress. that isn't real stress. life sucks we know. just pray for the world to exploded with the rest of us.
User avatar #59 to #55 - sabcy (12/27/2013) [-]
until you realize that many teens are stressing about that DURING THEIR TEENS.
User avatar #57 to #44 - Crusader (12/27/2013) [-]
That's you going back to highschool knowing what to expect

People in highschool have a lot to be anxious about

Where they're going to end up
What people think of them
What they did wrong
What if they do something wrong

Throw that into the volatile cocktail of emotions/hormones that is adolescence, and you have a recipe for social anxiety
#110 - scrumdillyicious (12/27/2013) [-]
Why? High school is a joke... when I was in high school, I literally did my homework in class, went home, played video games, and then slept. Rinse and repeat. It's really not that hard or stressful. Not as much as college, where you have a planned schedule and classes are only offered once a year so if you **** up, you have to wait a whole year before you can get on track again.
User avatar #157 to #110 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
As a high schooler, I do the same, I actually study maybe 3 times a year, I do the rest in school, we can easily study for a big test in the breaks. Only thing we have a lot of stress about is when we have 4-5 tests a day because the teachers are too lazy to discuss when are the others making them. Also, they always tell us that "Oh, you have to study awfully lot for graduation, it will be sooooo hard etc etc" and even after all our graduated friends tell us it's easy as **** , we're still scared thanks to the teachers.
User avatar #116 to #110 - yunoknow (12/27/2013) [-]
i'm still suffering from high school senioritis, the sad thing is I'm four years into college
#123 to #110 - ronjeremysweiner (12/27/2013) [-]
its like middle school.
except it counts and everyone is on drugs
User avatar #136 to #123 - Sethorein ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
"it counts"

Nothing counts... til maybe 3rd year uni... maybe...
#172 to #136 - ronjeremysweiner (12/30/2013) [-]
i mean that it actually affects ur GPA, and ur surrounding by angsty teenagers or potheads, so its like middle school but worse
User avatar #112 to #110 - RemNinja (12/27/2013) [-]
I have a feeling you were never under extreme academic pressure at a very rigorous school.
#125 to #112 - scrumdillyicious (12/27/2013) [-]
Nah, but I still got into a pretty good university that will get me a pretty good job as long as I work hard. I'm not saying high school isn't important, it was just easy. I feel like its only real use is for building habits and figuring out how to socialize with people.
User avatar #130 - hyeroshi (12/27/2013) [-]
It really depends on what kind of high school you go to. I went to a ****** high school in a low budget town with pretty bad teachers and the student body was mostly stoners and hicks. High school was the easiest thing ever, but my hatred for almost everyone in high school really made it kind of tough on me at times because I had to be surrounded by people who wouldn't even attempt to learn. What's worse is that the counselors wouldn't let me switch into more difficult classes despite my grades being higher than other kids I had class with. While I wasn't very overly stressed and had it pretty easy, I still felt like I was spending an eternity waiting and it causes some anxiety at times.

Opposite of my situation I have a friend currently in high school that has multiple advanced classes that take up so much of her time that she only has a few hours on the weekend as free time. With all of the stress from working so much she's really worn down and seems to have anxiety attacks pretty frequently.

I think comparing an asylum inmate to an extremely stressed high schooler might be more accurate than just stating a broad assumption.
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