Do We Ever Really Graduate From High School?

Prom Pic Me & Gary's Corvette

The above picture is a glimpse back in time, myself standing next to my uncle’s C5 Corvette heading to my senior prom. At the time high school was almost over and I would be heading to Drake University in the fall. A fresh start, a new beginning.

Turns out college was a lot like high school, only with more drinking and partying. Same kind of drama, same type of people. In 2008 I was about to graduate into the “real world,” you know, versus the fake world I had been living in. At this point, I thought life would change. Another new beginning.

Well would you look at that, the real world is just like my fake world. Same kind of drama, same type of people. Turns out that real life is just like high school. Sure there’s less drinking and partying than the college version (depending on how you live your life), but what’s really changed? Well, a lot has changed, but so much has stayed the same.

All this made me ask myself, do we ever really graduate from high school? I mean honestly, is it a choice? Even if we try, it feels like others just wont let us leave the school yard.

What do you think? Are we stuck in the school yard for the rest of our lives?


Note – When I started this blog there was a warning that non-automotive stuff might filter in. To date, not much of that has happened. The above is just that, non-automotive life filtering in.

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5 Responses to “Do We Ever Really Graduate From High School?”

  1. Dude… can I get a better pic of those sunglasses? 😛

    04/05/2011 at 4:28 pm Reply
    • LOL! Pretty sure they broke at some point…they were silver with blue lenses. Usually wore them when biking…

      04/05/2011 at 4:41 pm Reply
  2. Frank #

    To a certain extent, high school is just a microcosm of the “real world”. The types of people who create constant drama continue to do the same thing once they graduate.

    04/07/2011 at 9:53 am Reply
  3. Meh… my life it totally different now than it was in high school, sourounded by different people and environment. Helps that I moved 200+ miles away I guess. I talk to a total of five people from my HS class and one (!!) from my college class.

    So to answer your question, yes. And the sooner you figure out that life is nothing like HS or college, the better off you will be.

    P.S. You’re dork. 😛

    04/07/2011 at 11:06 am Reply
  4. timmy t-rex #

    Dude seriously, I love reading your blogs… it is the most reading that I do… LOL so “thank you” I enjoy reading now only if the author is J-Fed!

    04/18/2011 at 2:52 pm Reply

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