I know, someone is going to rage in the comments like, “Why are you complaining about high school? When you get out in the real world, it will be so much worse!” Blah, blah, blah. Well, being a teenager can be rather stressful when it shouldn’t even be that stressful, and high school is one of those things. High school has been rather okay for me, but other aspects of it have been absolutely no good, so I decided to make a little rant about it.
Here are a few more things I despise about high school:
Waking up early
This is a big one. Why in the world does school start so early? The school wants us to do all of these extracurricular activities, and then pile up work, exams, and projects… then they wonder why we are so tired when we get to school. Well, I had to wake up at 5:30 am to catch the bus to take me to this stupid place! Of course I am exhausted! Why can’t it start a little later, and let me catch a few more hours of sweet, precious sleep?
My school requires us to read books over the summer, and then do a project to go along with it. I don’t know if your school ever required this, but mine does, and it sucks! I love reading, but not the boring things that the reading teacher assigns me. Isn’t summer supposed to be a break from the woes of school? Why are you giving me work during the one of the only times I will have a break from getting piles-upon-piles of work from you? That’s why it’s called summer BREAK. Hello?
Gross school lunches
Sometimes when I am rushing to catch the bus, I forget to eat breakfast or pack a snack, so I am left with the grotesque pile of slump that is school lunch. I don’t even bother eating it. It’s disgusting, not to mention not at all healthy. I remember freshman year when I caught the stomach flu from eating those gross spaghetti and meatballs (could you even call it that?). After that, I vowed to never touch that shit again.
Unnecessary math courses
Tell me: Why do you even need to learn calculus? Oh that’s right, you don’t. Unless you’re striving to be a mathematician, architect, engineer or some other career, you shouldn’t have to worry about taking a course like this anyways. It’s insanely difficult and unnecessary. I know some math geek is going to be mad that I called out calculus on it’s bs, but I was never a math person, and I just don’t see the value in taking such an advanced course that many students won’t even need in the future.
Being absent and missing work
So you get sick and are out for a few days. You come back and it’s like you were gone for a whole year! Most teachers are way less than lenient when it comes to turning in late work. Some of them even expect you to turn it in when you get back. I was sick, and didn’t get your work! Can you at least explain it to me so that I at least have an idea of how to do your stupid papers?! It’s so bogus, and ridiculous how some of these teachers are. I’m sorry you are too lazy to go back and grade what I missed. Some teachers understand and those teachers are awesome.
Teachers who are bad at teaching
This is hard to explain, but you should know those types of teachers who give you a worksheet and expect you to know what you’re doing, and get mad when you don’t. Well, excuse me for not knowing how to find the residual value! You spent like ten minutes on the concept and expect us to know? The types of teachers I like are engaging, exciting, and always dig a little deeper than what is on the surface. Those are the best types of teachers, whom of which I had chemistry with.
Exams and standardized tests
The SATs, the ACTs, the blah blah blah… I know high school doesn’t force you to take these, but they scare you into thinking that you will absolutely fail at life if you don’t. These are another pang of stress that adds up on top of all the other crap that you have to worry about as a teenager. If I don’t pass, I won’t get into a college. If I don’t get into a college, I will fail at life, if I fail at life, I will… well, that’s why I need to stress out until my hair is blue-grey about these damned tests! They can die for all I care!
What do you, or did you hate most about high school? This list is just my personal opinion, and you may possess a different one. I know there have been some similar takes about high school and what people hate, but these are just some things I absolutely despise. Thanks for reading!
Check out the take I did last year about high school: Worst Things About High School