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#122 - shannonrw (01/23/2013) [-]
I dunno, I like high school. I'm a senior right now, I have plenty of friends, I like my teachers, my school is pretty understanding usually, and I enjoy my life.

I feel like a lot of people hate high school (not all, of course) because they saw themselves as a "victim" the whole time instead of taking more initiative in their lives.
User avatar #172 to #122 - alphawolffifteen (01/23/2013) [-]
There are a lot of nerdy kids in my school like me. They get picked on...I don't. The difference is that I know the boundaries of annoying, or rude. They constantly say things that are kind of mean or condescending without even realizing it, thus people hate them. For most schools, if you stay out of trouble, mind your own business, and be nice to everyone, you most likely will go unscathed. Education opportunities are out there for everyone, the problem is that a lot of kids don't know how to shut their mouths and focus on school work sometimes. I have learned so much in high school that it's unbelievable to those who don't pay attention.

TL;DR School isn't so bad, the people in it just suck for the most part.
User avatar #128 to #122 - darman (01/23/2013) [-]
I hated high school and I took tons of initiative. I was 3rd in my class, a section leader in the marching band, one of the stars of the math team and a member of a philanthropy advisory board. The reason I hated it was because so many people were closed off. Everyone was too obsessed with gossip and their own little world to branch out and be an independent person. I still keep in touch with a few of my teachers but many of them just fell flat. Its not their fault though, the whole way we do education here in America is screwed up.
User avatar #134 to #128 - shannonrw (01/23/2013) [-]
Actually, I really think that the way we do education here is great. People mainly have an equal chance to succeed (with exceptions).

But yeah, people will be like that even out of high school though. That's just teenagers, not the school system or high school. Teenagers are just gossipy and everyone has different personality types.
User avatar #141 to #134 - darman (01/23/2013) [-]
Its not the gossipy atmosphere its the inability to get over one's self. In high school people are so self-absorbed they miss out on a lot.
We actually do have a pretty bad system. The basis for education in America isn't learning, its passing a test that has no real indication of what you know. I took the SAT/ACT when I was 13 and passed well beyond the national average because it was just a reasoning test. In America we focus on short-term memory, memorizing until the big test and then forgetting all but a few facts. Languages are messed up too as we teach them in segments instead of through immersion style learning. Now, everyone has to go to college to get a decent job but high school leaves many unprepared and without basic real-world skills like balancing a check book.
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