How is or was your high school social life?

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01 Apr 2011, 7:04 pm

I would like to know how well did you get along with everyone in high school when you were there? Did you like it or did you hate it? What did you like about your high school or what did you not like about it?



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01 Apr 2011, 7:14 pm

user1001 wrote:
I would like to know how well did you get along with everyone in high school when you were there? Did you like it or did you hate it? What did you like about your high school or what did you not like about it?

I got along fine with most people, just stayed quiet. There were a couple of bullies in grade 9. I generally hated it, university seems better, everyone seems mature and "behave like I would want them to behave".



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01 Apr 2011, 7:23 pm

I had 3 or 4 friends outside of the neighborhood kids I had known since I was in first grade. They were great, they included me without giving me a hard time about being the quiet one. Apart from them I was completely isolated.



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01 Apr 2011, 7:30 pm

I was pretty much a ghost. I had a few friends here and there but for the most part I kept to myself, reading my history books. I wasn't disliked or anything, most people were just unaware of me, until my senior year when I became somewhat popular for being a good musician and I became more outspoken about my knowledge in history and geography which led people to start coming to me for help. That was the beginning of my now 5 years of tutoring and doing history workshops. I wish all of high school could have been like the last year


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01 Apr 2011, 7:57 pm

I didn't like high school, but I quite liked my social life outside of high school.

I did have friends in school, originally it was mostly only three of us who used to fall-out a fair bit, but then when one of our best friends died we ended up socialising with his other groups of friends so we suddenly become part of a much larger, more sociable and more popular social group...said social group did have a lot of drama, but then that's high school kids for you. I wasn't part of the in crowd, I knew it was because the new group thought I was a freak, but by then I knew I was better without the drama.

In high school this was when I got most of my bullying, all sorts of rumours about me allowed other kids to bully me to the point where I'd often end up going home sick, drama from my friends at school sometimes lead me to take time away from them which was when I would totally disconnect from other people at school...also from my classes as often I would refuse point-blank to work or communicate with anyone. Some students talked to me like a five-year-old rather than bully me, this made me a little mad but I guess at least they weren't being outright mean. School itself was no fun, I was the lowest of the low socially and because of meltdowns and strange behaviour I was the obvious target and an easy target at that...although it was horrific, it didn't traumatise me for life.

I often say my social life peeked in high school, as well as more friends we also started going out nightclubbing from 14 (fairly normal here in the UK), then I started throwing parties where I'd have hundreds of people attend which was great socially and financially, along with various other money-making schemes. I liked that people at school had no idea I was like this, they didn't realise that I used to make a small fortune out of them selling tickets to my parties, cigarettes and fake ID's...it allowed me to get into my head that although to them I was a soft target I had a secret life where I was actually cool, it made the negatives of high school much easier to deal with.


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01 Apr 2011, 8:09 pm

Just like most things I do, for the most part my social life can be described as minimalistic. I do not talk to anyone unless I am required to. I have no true friends at school.


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02 Apr 2011, 2:10 am

High school for me was a major step up from junior high, that's for sure.

I made myself involved in a lot of extracurricular activities while I was in high school. Because of that, I met lots of new people and my social life improved immensely.

Still, though, it felt to me that I pretty much had nothing but acquaintances. I was still socially awkward in high school, and I was picked on on sporadic instances. My high school was very ghetto, and it has a bad reputation in the area. I was sick of all the fights randomly breaking out.

Overall, high school for me was mostly a positive experience, despite some negative experiences I had.


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02 Apr 2011, 7:49 am

My high school life was much better than 8th grade. I was teased alot in middle school, and the sad thing was I don't think I realized it until some nice kid told me. Then I started to actually recognize when I was being made fun of, and that was worse.

I've been playing piano since I was three, so I learned how to use my knowledge to earn respect. I still didn't have any friends in high school, but people at least treated me nicely, so it wasn't a struggle. Basically all the popular kids wanted to audition for every single school show and musical. Some of them would simply do away with their pride and ask me for help with their songs, because alot of them didn't know how to read music. I also got the first chair violin spot, so I was a friendless nerd, but I was a respected friendless nerd.


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02 Apr 2011, 11:37 pm

i don't understand why people only "respect" others when they need something from them?
is this the way usually people act? they'll be super nice to you as long as they need you, but as soon as your help is not needed anymore, they'll act like they never knew you?? is everyone(people in general) doing this? should i treat people like this too?

in highschool, people usually ask me if they don't understand something homework etc,
but sometimes when i was having a bad day, and i refuse to help them, they started to making fun of me...
highschool sucks! :(



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06 Apr 2011, 12:32 am

I have gone to one dance...this year, because it was a girl-ask-guy dance, and they guy was a nice guy who nobody already asked (but he likes someone else, and I don't like him)...that was fun

I have been in sports most of school since 9th grade, until this last semester of hs, I decided not to do track and start training for a marathon. I still don't have a social life, but it made me really realize how much sports had taken over my life.

People are nice, but I just don't hang out with anyone.

But, I think that is going to change in college in a few months, I am going to join a bunch of clubs, and be outgoing at college (especially since I'll have freedom at college).

My social high was in 9th grade, I had just turned vegetarian a few years back but I wasn't almost vegan (like I am now, lacto-vegetarain), I had just joined track and cross-country (this was when I was good at the sport, if there was a varsity for 9th grade sports, I would have surely been on it) I was active in church(I was miamaid president) and I was in shape (skinny, now I am kinda muscly, and have gained a little bit of weight) and I had good speaking skills.



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06 Apr 2011, 10:19 pm

What social life?



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07 Apr 2011, 12:12 am

in a nutshell, high school was a pure living hell with bullying on all levels mental, emotional, social, and physical. i dont look fondly on high school except for band and other random good times from those years. my graduating class was around 300 and i had no friends in my class, i strangely had upperclassmen "friends" and then my senior year i had an underclassmen girlfriend and no one else. i also wasnt a resident of the town and im glad that im not and im glad that i no longer live in that area. my 10 year reunion is allegedly happening sometime in the next few months, im hestitant/unsure if i will attend. plus if everyone is on fb, what the f**k is the point of a reunion these days, anyways? im glad i survived but i would never ever want to return to those days.



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08 Apr 2011, 7:48 am

I'm in my final year of secondary school (the British equivalent to high school) and it's a living hell. I have a couple of close friends but apart from them most other people dislike me. There are some people who are just indifferent to me but most dislike me because they think I'm weird and some actively hate me. I'm female so serious physical attacks are less common but I still get pushed about, occasionally tripped up and have things thrown at me on a regular basis. Verbal threats and/or taunts are part of my daily school life. What a wonderful world we live in.



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18 Apr 2011, 5:54 pm

I was pretty much a loner up until my final year when I got onto the student council. After I graduated, I became a loner once again.



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18 Apr 2011, 8:03 pm

I didn't realize how socially isolated I was until college--but in high school I had a few VERY close friends and didn't realize I lacked the skills to interact on an acquaintance basis. I had few issues talking to teachers or participating in group conversations, but in college the lack of social skills really bit me in the butt.