I had lunch with my brother and his girlfriend today. He graduated high school in May and is off to college to be an engineer. Naturally the conversation drifted to how dumb high school was. Apparently he wrote a paper about how unfair and stupid white people are and got in trouble for it. He’s pretty awesome like that. As if I haven’t reflected enough on high school despite the fact that it was three years ago, I am still baffled at how stupid I was.
I realized that most of the people I get along with in life are those that hated high school. I think it was a good bonding experience with my bro to talk about how stupid high school is. Mainly how awkward it is having to be around people that are obnoxious and suck ups. I feel bad for my brother since he went to the public high school I went to before transferring to boarding school. He had to put up with all the white republican Christians from Arizona and all the teachers that loved them. A lot of my friends in Tucson graduated from there, and they all hated it.
I have very few friends that actually liked high school. That being said, three of my really good friends from college really liked it. But then again, maybe the people that go to Columbia are people that did well in high school: thus implying they liked it? I have no idea. One thing is for sure, middle school was the worst.