Good perspective. And it's been mine for the most part. Never went to a dance, never went to a prom, didnt even attend my gradjeeashun. Maybe I'm just butthurt. Still.... my high school kinds sucked. We had something like a 50% dropout rate.I'm not being critical, I just don't understand the fascination or maudlin affection of adults for their high school years. I guess high school was fine but it was just another group of steps in the road to adulthood, no more or less important than any other. I mean, I played 3 sports (very close to the only reason I continued to go to high school....combined with the very strong expectations of my parents), surfed a lot and kept my grades just good enough to stay eligible for those sports. The grades were kinda funny, you could track 1) my interest in the subject and 2) those classes taught by one of my coaches exactly perfectly according to the grades. No interest = C- & D's....those taught by one of my coaches or a subject of interest = A's. (The coaches would never tolerate subpar effort/performance from one of their athletes) The combination of all those grades was enough to graduate firmly ensconced in the lower 1/3 of my class. :lol: Spent the first summer after high school surfing....and then joined the military and never looked back.
It was simply a part of growing up and nothing to be "memorialized" or wax philosophically over. It wasn't bad....it was fine. I never went to a reunion or had any real interest in what any of my classmates did or didn't do........of course, I didn't go to proms or "dances" or school "activities" either. I did not maintain contact with anyone from kindergarten or 6th grade either.........
Like I said....I'm not critical of those who view it differently and with any degree of nostalgia......I just don't get it.
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