This is for all of my watchers and friends who are currently in high school and are preparing for that fearful journey that is known as "college". (I'm looking at you MLPRocker123 ). These are the things that I wish people told me about high school and college. Hopefully you'll find this handy for the future.
1. Any idiot can get a degreeI already knew stupidity is not just limited to high school, but I didn't want to believe it, it just seemed so unreal til I went to college. A few weeks ago I had to make a presentation about Constructivism which is a learning theory stating that by reflecting on experiences we can construct meanings for ourselves to get an understanding of a subject. I suppose it has some importance but this is like common sense to me. Does it really need to be studied if people already know about it? This is what happens when you don't get out of your mother's basement and get a love interest! Anyway, I found an article on the topic that was written by a college professor in Massachusetts. In his article he states: "People learn to learn as they learn.". You don't have to be an English major to know that sentence makes no sense. Nowadays it seems like colleges are becoming Opera. "You get a degree! And you get a degree! Everybody gets a degree!"
2. Prom is overratedUnless you have lots of friends or a very nice and considerate date whom you plan on making out with, prom may not be as much fun as you anticipated. For me prom was fun at first. Getting to dress up was the best part, but twenty minutes after I walked in the banquet hall I got bored. There was not much out there to keep me occupied. All the banquet hall had was a small dance floor, a photo booth, drink booth, a dessert table, and a bunch of tables and chairs. The worst part was that all my classmates had their own little cliques and I felt like if I walked up to join them then I might be intruding. The only people whom I felt I could have a conversation with was my date (my friend Breanna) and the chaperons who were also my teachers. In fact that is how I've spent my prom. I stayed outside and talked to my teachers because the music in the hall was so loud I had to shout at my friend just to talk to her. What I recommend doing is going to prom, stay there for half an hour (just so you can have the experience), go to a restaurant or drive thru, then go home and play video games.
3. No Plan? No Problem!I'm not sure if it's like this in other states or countries, but the school district I use to be a part of has these "endorsements" set up to pressures students into picking a career they want to pursue. Each endorsement was basically a career pathway branch that lists the only classes a student can take. From what I remember there were five branches, there was a science, math, art, history, and multidisciplinary. Once you've picked a branch, you can not select classes from different branches unless your branch was multidisciplinary. So for example if you chose the science branch then you can't take any art classes. The problem with this system is that most students still don't know what job they want to have in the future. This system put a lot of pressure on me to make a decision in such a short amount of time, but I had no other choice, so I selected the multidisciplinary just to explore my interests. But once I got to college I found out that even 25+ year old students don't know who they want to be either. So if you do not have a clue what job you want to have when you get older that's perfectly fine. Ignore the pressure and take time to explore the things that make you happy.