I graduated middle school when I was freaking 16. Went to high school when I was 17 (turned 17 during summer break) did that for a year then realized that education wasn't for me. I didn't know what I wanted with my life, so I wanted to take a year off just doing nothing and get everything sorted out. We'll that turned into 2 years. Still don't know what I want to do, but I applied anyways just to get my basic qualification so I can at least get a job. Still have to get accepted, nervous as hell for that, but now everytime I see someone on gag for example who's younger than me and already finished high school, it makes me feel bad. This is even keeping me up at night. Should I really feel so bad? Are there more people like me? I could use some ease of mind but I don't know if I deserve that. I was just a rebellious teen during my last few teen years, and now I'm in shit lol.. that's about the entire story... yeah I'm pathetic I know..
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My sister is dating a man who did not get to finish school due to family problems, some emotional disorders, and other circumstances that prevented him from living his life. Once he dated my sister and she even helped him move to our area, that's when he started making decisions to fix his life. She loves him to death and would do anything for them.
However, He's been here since 2012 and has yet to get his life started. It was us that had to motivate him to work for his GED, and he wanted to go to a technical college to work on a Mechanics license. However, all he likes to do is play video games, day and night, every day, no matter what. And now, he's 27 something years old.
There's a difference in not trying, and there's a difference in genuinely struggling. If you're not fully putting your back into it, then yes, you should feel bad, becuase this is your future and you're not doing much about it to secure it.
Now, this is not to say that finishing high school guarantees you'll live success. Many drop outs or people with bad with education have become successful. But it's best to always have your high school diploma or GED.
I also have admit that schools are kind of strange nowadays. Maybe teachers are not teaching right, or maybe schools don't have their priorities straight, which in some cases, I can't blame drop outs or people who just refuse to go to class.
I'm an almost 30 year-old-woman, and when I see younger people with cars, I feel bad. I road the bus nearly all my life and can't seem to buy a car of my own. So, in that sense, yeah, I know what you mean.1
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Not everyone is the same.
I'm 29, and still trying to sort out my personal and professional life. Most of my friends, who I studied with during high school, graduated earlier than me, are well settled now (professionally and personally), earn fat paychecks and some are even married with kids.
But I know I'll get there some day. You will too. Just don't worry too much about it! :)3