People always say that high school is special and you will never find a time like it. It’s a special time that you’ll never forget and there so many who wish to go back. People write so many books, movies, stories, just there is so much of high school being depicted everywhere. Is it really any less special than the rest of your life?
I wouldn’t have chosen this to write about today, I really didn’t know what to write and then Bowling for Soup came on playing “High School Never Ends“. I couldn’t help but laugh at the lyrics. It’s a really fun song to listen to and it’s true.
I don’t really get what’s so special about high school. Don’t get me wrong, I had so much fun and I wouldn’t take any of it back and maybe even later I’ll want to go back to that time to re-live it and all but I want to do that to any time period. I want to be 5 again some days and do dumb stuff at playgrounds. I want to read books from when I was 12 some days. Sometimes I even want to be younger just so I don’t have to pay full price on the bus. It’s silly to put so much stock in being in high school though. Why is our media and such centered on high school? What is so great being a teenager than any other year?
The song is actually about how people act though in high school. I too assumed that all the jerks in the world would grow up out of high school and that there would be less dummies out there but, sigh, it is not true. Don’t get me wrong, I figured out a long time ago it seems that the world is full of people caring about silly things and being useless and incapable of talking about anything important.
Have you ever had a conversation about nothing with some one for too long? It’s weird how you can talk forever about media and fads. None of those things really matter so how can people talk only about those particular things? I too talk about fads and such but I like to have intellectually interesting conversations every once in a while. I’ve come home from school and whined to my parents on how nobody ever talks about anything EVER.
Ok, that’s not true but the vast amount of people who do make this world a little depressing. People are just like that. I wish I could be young enough to believe that people would stop being dumb at a certain point of adulthood but even then I would be ignorant to the truth.
People are just disappointing sometimes. Isn’t it weird?
I agree with Bowling for Soup, high school never ends, not really. It’s honestly the same. School is replaced with job and people are still people just with different names.
I don’t know how I still have hope in the world when I look at it like this. But for some reason I can’t help but feel like I always have a choice and it’s not completely hopeless.
I guess what fustraights me is that people don’t choose to be different.