Did you hate school?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Did you hate school?
    Yes - academically, socially, truly, madly, deeply. : (13 votes)
    12 %
    Yes - socially. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Yes - academically. : (15 votes)
    14 %
    No, I loved it - truly, madly, deeply! : (29 votes)
    27 %
    No, I loved it - socially. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    No, I loved it - academically. : (10 votes)
    9 %
    Some combination of above that I will explain in full detail. : (23 votes)
    22 %
    I did not go to school. : (0 votes)
    Please explain to me the scientific nature of the whammy. : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Um I was the fat kid, I think that says enough.  Add to that, I had oppressive asian parents that forced me to take orchestra as an elective.  I don’t think anything would’ve gotten my attention, and honestly I wouldn’t change a thing.  The suffering that I endured through high school (and middle school) is why I’m the person I am now, and I’m very happy with that.

    Post # 4
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @peachacid:  I always feel like the minority when I say I really enjoyed high school. I had a close group of friends from my AP classes and band. Whenever I could I would get my favorite teachers to write me passes to the library so I could read through lunch/study hall/gym which I found immensely relaxing. I focused on music and volleyball and field hockey. I honestly can’t say I focused on my schoolwork overly much (i.e. homework for math was done in English, so on and so forth) but still managed to do well academically. Oh, I miss those days. Being an adult is lame.

    Post # 5
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @peachacid:  I didn’t mind high school at all — it was easy for the most part, except for the last year and a half or so, when I had a ton of work because I was in IB. I used to hate college because I was studying something I hated, but now that I love what I’m studying, I don’t mind it at all. I’m just burnt out and disappointed in myself because it’s taking me 6 years to get my BA. 

    Post # 7
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I loved school academically (probably why I’m a PhD student now–I can’t leave!!). School socially was just okay. I had a few really good friends, but it stressed me out when I was younger that I didn’t have tons and tons of friends.

    This is a little dumb, but teachers who let us sit in their rooms during lunch were amazing. That made high school easier socially a number of times for me.

    Post # 8
    1867 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I enjoy learning, but was really, really bored in school all the time. I skipped a lot of classes through high school and still had straight As. I did enjoy the more challenging courses I took, but mostly I avoided being there, especially for social reasons.

    Post # 9
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I really liked school academically the whole time I was in it.

    Socially, varied a lot for me. Early elementary was good, later it got worse.

    By middle school I was very depressed due to bullying. I still count seventh grade as the worst year of my life all down to being bullied.

    By eight grade, I made a dramatic turnaround – coupled with the fact that my bullies were soon expelled from my school which had a low tolerance for anything other than respect and academic excellence.

    High school was good and I loved college and graduate school.

    Post # 10
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I liked learning, but hated homework. I never did it, so I failed pretty much everything, but aced tests. I was picked on and bullied a LOT until about 10th grade, then I loved going solely for the social aspect, but I never really made lasting friendships that kept up after I graduated. I enjoyed my music classes, and after school activities. 

    Post # 12
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I definitely had my days where I was not too happy about going to school!! But mostly it was the drudgery of classes. I was pretty easily bored and I have ALWAYS hated math. Despise it. Could never get away from it.

    I really didn’t care for middle school too much, 7th and 8th grade, and 9th grade was a bit of an anxious time for me. I was still a bit shy, and I really began to feel that I was more uncool and just a bit too shy, and felt awkward and out of the loop.

    I started coming out of my shell sophomore year of high school, and socially and extracurricularly (is that a word?) I really enjoyed high school!  I think it had to do with my school. It was a small school (graduated 176 in my class) where everyone knew everyone, and even though there was some of the “clique” mentality, there was a lot of crossover between different groups of friends. We were kind of, well, lovey-dovey happy go lucky people, for the most part (definitely some exceptions).

    I was also really involved: Chorus (9th grade only though) Band all four years (which, believe it or not, WAS a cool thing to do in our high school.) yearbook, prom committee, plays and musicals (set construction and stage crew) and cross country (one year) and track.

    I am still pretty close with 7 people from high school, and still communicate with at least 5-7 more on a somewhat regular basis.

    Post # 13
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @peachacid:  well the main issue wasn’t the teachers (I’ve had some amazing teachers), it was my parents.  I can say that one of the best things any of my teachers ever did for me was be a good, strong role model.  Since I didn’t have someone to look up to at home, many of my teachers gave me great insight/guidance when I would have otherwise had none.

    Post # 14
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    For the record, I voted for the scientific explaination of the whammy 😛

    Post # 16
    844 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I hated all of it. I can’t even explain the reasons why. I hated the people, I hated the place, I hated the work… ultimately I can pick out about three things from school that I fondly remember or that have helped me in my life now.

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