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School Daze

Poll #1445699 School Daze

When being told "your school days are the best days of your life!" which period do they refer to?

K-12 (normal, "kid" school, ie age 5-18ish)
7(38.9%)
college
5(27.8%)
Both
1(5.6%)
Neither (?)
2(11.1%)
Other (???)
3(16.7%)

What is your own experience?

I had people try to feed me this line.
11(61.1%)
I've heard of it but never been told that.
6(33.3%)
Never even heard of it.
0(0.0%)
Other (o_O now you're just being weird)
1(5.6%)

I've had people try to feed me this line/have heard of it and...

Considered suicide.
0(0.0%)
Thought they were full of it.
2(11.8%)
Totally believed them.
0(0.0%)
I still agree.
0(0.0%)
Laughed in their face.
2(11.8%)
Other
5(29.4%)

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kaziel_fateseer
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
I'm old enough to have at least a something of a view of my past, and my school days were definitely not my best years. For me, it was either my time in the Army or right now (I'm with my girlfriend and happier than I can remember myself ever being, plus I love where I'm living).
donaithnen
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
I don't think i've ever heard it first hand (though my memory sucks, so who can be sure) but i'd definitely heard about it. I'm think the meme i heard specified college rather than school in general, but again it's hard to be sure at this late a date.

I figured it was probably true, in part because jr high and high school sucked so it seemed (and i hoped) that college _had_ to be better than that.

And despite lots of stress and drama college _was_ awesome, in large part because i had so many other geeks to socialize with. Oh, and there were lots of cute geeky girls, and by my senior year i actually got to _date_ one of them! :)

And college continues to stand out as a highlight after the fact since it seems so hard to make local geeky friends outside of it.
dscotton
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
I've never heard anyone say that your school days in general are the best years of your life, I've heard it said about college, or high school + college collectively. And in that context I pretty much agree, or at least understand where they're coming from. Now if someone were trying to include K-8 in that, I would definitely laugh in their face.
annewashere
Aug. 19th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
People tried to tell me that about high school, and it is nonsense for me and a lot of people apparently.

Now, college on the other hand was very nice. Not sure I'd want to do it again but I look back very fondly.
ceara
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
My paternal grandmother used to tell me that I was living in the best years of my life when I was 13, 14, 15 years old, which always made me burst into tears and run out of the room in despair, because, damn.
skwidly
Aug. 19th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I have had people say this to me about grade school years, sometimes when they ought to have known better, even. It's odd.

I've also heard people say it about college, and while I'm not sure I agree, it was a good part of my life, to be certain.
stormfeather
Aug. 19th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
See, apparently we're some of the only people that have had it applied to grade school years in general, not just high school. (Well, unless you mean just high school, and didn't specify).

In either case, while my high school years were better than my earlier school years, they still weren't All That, and being told then and earlier that "but these are the best years of your life! You should be enjoying them!" was depressing as hell! Not to suicidal levels, but sheesh, way to go people. Tell someone who's obviously miserable in a stage of their life that "it just gets worse from here"... great message!
rgovrebo
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
The best years of my life have been when I have not been going to any kind of school.
rgovrebo
Aug. 19th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Also, you misspelt "homicide" in the last question.
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