Well thanks for trivializing the last four years of my life. It's nice to know that my worst experiences actually haven't happened yet, and will in fact be that much worse than the things I thought were pretty terrible.
It's really not. Here is where you make the decisions that will last a lifetime: you had to do things you didn't want, you were judged by everyone and your worth was based on how well you took a test. Now is when you do what you truly want to; to you I say: good luck!
@Itsanovercoat, still the easiest part of life. Afterwards you have to make decisions that affect not only you, but everyone around you friends, family, husband/wife, and kids. You're still judged by everyone only now it by a bunch of different standards that you can't prepare for such as your salary, your possessions, whether or not you're reading the new cruddy self-help book. Oh, and doing what you want? Yeah not happening because all those people counting on you need you to do things that coincide with at least a few of those arbitrary things that judge your worth. It just gets worse.
@Itsanovercoat, Seriously it was and is the easy part of life. All you had to worry about was people and school for the most part. Afterwards you have to make some huge choices that will dictate your entire future. Some will go on to college others will not, however whatever your choice maybe there are still things everybody will have to deal with. Taxes, getting a job, working said job that you will most likely despise, paying for gas, food, insurance, college for some, and any other expenses that may arise and then after all that you can keep your 10 dollars for recreation if you even have time to do anything. Because you will always be busy no longer will it be oh I got homework no now it will be I got work then I got to take care of these errands. Then I got to go bed early in order to get ready for next days shift. The cycles never ends until your 60 and to worn out to be any use to the workforce in which case you retire and spend your twilight years reflecting back.
@Itsanovercoat, Not so. College is quite literally extended high school. You will be forced to retake many of the classes you took in high school under the guise of "expanding your mind". You will most likely change your degree path a couple of times because the college disguised the truth or outright lied to you about what the degree was about. Add in financial aid and scholarships that don't make sense, finding out your records have been lost for a third time in one year, paying extortionist fees to a school that spends them on programs you'll never be able to use or for presidential raises, professors who are there to research but are not concerned with their students (who, I might add, are paying for the service), and advisors who frequently give poor or incorrect advice and blame the students for the error and you end up doing a lot of things you do not wish to do. Everything I listed has happened to me in undergrad, and that's barely half the list.
I've been on this app since 7th grade and now today, I graduate. Time sure does fly
@Emc2, I have literally had every one of those problems in my first semester in college. I quickly learned that you can't trust anything they say you have to make sure it works because they honestly don't care the negative consequences affect you not them so they don't care at all. I have spend a crapload on classes to be more "well rounded" only because it is required to for me to take irrelevant classes for the college to give me my degree. I have to pay teachers money who might teach me something I either already knew or will never use I still fail to see how calculus or psychology will help me fly an aircraft.
@Cujoe, why are you assuming that everyone is raising a family?
Only those still in or getting out of high school will disagree with this picture.
"Thank you, school, for teaching me helpful life skills"- no one ever.
Although it's easy, it's much harder with a bad teacher. My personal example almost made me not graduate. I don't know about anyone else, but our school has a thing where we can just see our grades at home. Well, my Economics teacher hadn't updated it for a whole month, so I had no idea what I had in the class. Then he decides that the day befoee exams would be a great day to show us. According to him, I was missing a test and test corrections, both worth 100 points each. It dropped me to an F in the class. So the next day, after I took an exam, I went down to his room and asked him about it. He said that I had to just retake it since I didn't do it. I told him that i was sure I did the test and ge told me to look through a pile of tests in the back of the room. As I was looking through it, he tells me he found the test with a 70% but no corrections, but I knew I did them. I kept looking, and eventually found them both done with an 82%. I gave it to him and his only response is...
@The Fire Mage, "Oh yeah, that's the one I spilled coffee on." So not only did he somehow not put it in a grade book, but he spilled coffee on it, and just forgot about it. He also did similar things to other seniors. Sorry for the extemely long post, but high school can be easy, but it can also be stressfull as hell, if you had a bad teacher. Anyone else have a bad experience like this?
@The Fire Mage, not quite as bad, but my English teacher is the head of NHS in my school, and she reviews applicants. Well, I'd say 90% of students in NEHS ( English honor society) had applied to NHS and weren't accepted. One student talked to the teacher and asked her why she wasn't accepted (her GPA is almost 4.0, she took and got good grades in many AP classes, lots of service hours, etc.). The teacher said "Well, I didn't see any high school sports on your resume". Since when are high school sports the most important thing, above grades and vigor of curriculum?! I asked several other NEHS students and they all had not been in any school sports. Same with me. Honestly, when does being on the varsity basketball team help you any more with college when you want to be an engineer or journalist or accountant?!?!?! Physical health is important, but not as much as leadership skills or intelligence.
Okay guys. I'm a fully functional adult in college, who lives on my own, with a full time job, and the hardest part of my life is figuring out what I want to eat for dinner every night. It's truly being held accountable for your actions that most people can't deal with..laziness has true consequences. But once you find your Groove and get past that, things are really smooth sailing.
Because taking calculus is easy.
@Conman33, it was.
@WilfredMott, only if you have an easy teacher.
@Conman33, teachers are irrelevant. One must merely understand simple calculus.
@WilfredMott, until you have a bad teacher and you will see my point.
@Conman33, I've only had bad teachers. If you're not ab idiot, they can't do anything to stop you from success. In other words, you're responsible for all of your own failures
@WilfredMott, Well that very well may have just ruined my evening.
@WilfredMott, I've had teachers put questions on a test that I've never seen before. Also, a teacher say multiple times an equation will not show up on a test, then put a 15 point question with that equation. I'm not saying the teachers made me do poorly, but they aren't as helpful as they could have been.
@Conman33, you shouldn't need help to not be an idiot
@WilfredMott, that's like saying LeBron shouldn't need help from his trainer to not be weak.
@Conman33, physical training is a complex science. Lebron doesn't have the responsibility of knowing biomechanics. He just has to play well. Which means that yes, his strength is up to him and whether he puts the work in. The trainer merely enhances the process.. You have the responsibility of not being an idiot. Your teacher shouldn't be held accountable for the fact that you chose not to learn.
@WilfredMott, assuming someone is an idiot for not understanding complex mathematics with little to know help is sort of silly. You may have done fine, but there are plenty of intelligent people who are just bad with math, or need good instruction to understand
@The Muffin Top, anyone with half a brain can do secondary school calculus.
@WilfredMott, High school eh? We are talking about calculus and not pre-clac, right? There's quite a big difference
@The Muffin Top, pre-calc was a myth. Just call it arithmetic and trigonometry. I speak about calculus.
@WilfredMott, Well i don't know why the hell you took calculus in high school then, seems unnecessary unless you plan to be an engineer. I took it in college though, so maybe it's easier in high school. You get twice as long to cover the material at any rate.
@The Muffin Top, why would anyone here be talking about university calculus when the context is about how easy secondary school was? You are now my strongest evidence that poor performance in simple mathematics is an indication or stupidity.
@WilfredMott, Well first, you are assuming i did poorly in math, which i didn't. I've never had worse than a B in any class ever. Also, the picture doesn't exactly say it's a high school graduation. Looks a helluvalot like the graduation at my local college. Which wasn't a university by the way, another assumption you made. I think i'm done here, you don't seem to be in a good mood and I'm turning sour :(
@Conman33, college is more fun, but you'll realize that highschool was a joke compared to it, unless you want to major in basket weaving or something.
@The Muffin Top, personally, I'm only taking calculus in high school, because I need at least 3 credits. I've taken pre calculus in freshman year, then ap stats in sophomore, then ib math, which I believe will be calculus.
@WilfredMott, the autism is strong with this one
@WhiteMorpheus, I'm going to assume you don't even know what autism is, since there isn't an inkling of context here that would make it relevant.
@WilfredMott, definitely autistic
@WilfredMott, not true. Teachers have a LOT to do with the success of the student, because... well, it's their JOB ti teach. We're not talking about the rare instance where a student walks into a Calculus class on the first day knowing the enitre curriculum. Most students are in the class to LEARN the subject. If the teacher teaches something incorrectly, such as a much more difficult and complex method to solve something that would otherwise be easy, make no mistake, the student WILL have difficulty doing a problem which requires that process.
@WhiteMorpheus, there are many autistic people with intelligence. Calling someone autistic is not the same as calling them stupid; calling them autistic means they have a mental condition that makes it difficult for them to communicate.
I graduate from highschool today in less than twelve hours, I gotta say it feels really weird.
That awkward moment when reality b!tch slaps you...
I get the feeling that someone is upset over other people's celebrations...
In this picture I'm probably going to be that girl on the bottom right going "wtf did I learn"
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Not really. Things got a lot easier after college and getting a good paying job. Not studying and paying off everything but school loans and affording what you want without money problems makes life a whole lot easier. But I'm back in school though after realizing it's not about the money but what you do in life that counts. I learned the hard way :(
@Jeffyg3, hmmm, well I saw this pic and automatically thought of college not high school.
I graduated high-school today!
Just found this in the random section but I graduate college in May. Sounds like a lot of people here didn't work a job and go to college.
Is this supposed to be highschool or college graduation?
@Euler, in retrospect, probably highschool considering the date.
Please no. High school sucks
Not if you do it right.
So how is everyone doing
As someone who has had a rough time throughout all of my school experience, graduating now and seeing this pic just reinforces and adds to my depression. Like if it was this bad already how much more will I have to endure in "the real world."
My health professor said being a student now days is much harder than a lot of other stuff
Maybe they celebrate finishing arguably the most important part of life not the fact that it is also arguably the easiest.
You passed the tutorial!
Hahaha yep. Now get a job, minimalists!
The easiest part of life was ages 0-5
On a very related note, I graduated today!