So I always hear people say that highschool is either the best years or the worst, what were they for you?
Most Helpful Girl
I'm only 20 now and I'm so far finding college to be existential crisis-y 'cause you have to be responsible for getting yourself to do work, as well as looking after yourself on a basic level which for a lot of people will be for the first time, and time seems to be moving much faster, and hanging onto friends takes a little more effort, and the pressure's on to be ready for your future
But high school is kind of like living in the comments section of a YouTube video; like there's a lot of frustrated, bored, people who're unfiltered 'cause they're immature and don't empathise well yet. And it's this peculiar social situation you don't really find elsewhere where you're forced together with all these people who also don't really want to be there and who you have little in common with other than age and geography. Schools are very, very petty; not just in the cliquey nature of friendship groups there either; in general - there are tonnes of rules that are just there to demonstrate that you're under the thumb of the administration, teachers are pretty often very petty to one another as well as to students (my Mum's theory is this is because a lot of teachers have never been outside of educational environments so they really don't get that the rules of the 'real world' are a bit different). Also you're a teenager in high school so you're having to deal with mood swings and sleep deprivation ('cause teenagers need 9-10 hours of sleep but very few actually get that) and acne and all that delightful crap. Plus just the fact that you spend so much of the time not wanting to be there, learning stuff you don't care about; at least once you survive it you'll have more choice
To anyone who's in high school, of course I hope you answered 'best' (and I in no way resent you for being as popular and good looking as you probably are if you did :') ), but if you said 'worst' you're definitely not alone. I'm sorry you're having a shitty time :( , but you're going to be okay, hang in there <30
Most Helpful Guy
Most boring years of my life1