Would you want to go through high school again?

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Our full question is this: If you could turn back time, would you want to go through high school again?

Was high school a good time for you? Or a tough time? Were you a football star — a hero to your peers — and then later the NFL didn’t call and your glory days were over? Or were you the type who was shy, who dreaded every day you hopped on the bus?

So, if you could turn back the clock, would you want to attend high school again? Curious minds really do want to know. . .


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Bob Weinfurt
17 days ago

Yes, I would’ve had more fun and been a better student.

Gary Swope
17 days ago

Knowing what I know now, you bet. I would cherish every day and not take anything for granted.

GaryM
17 days ago

If all of my classmates and relatives were still alive, I would cherish the times!

Gene Bjerke
17 days ago

For me, high school was a boarding school. That gave me the best combination of freedom and structure, without the emotional trauma with my parents that many adolescents (such as my children) undergo.

John T
17 days ago

Because my dad was a career Army man, I attended more schools that I would care to count. Transfers were common in the 50’s and I went to three high schools as he was transferred around the country. I don’t regret seeing so much of the world, but I do regret that because of the moves I didn’t really make long term friends in high school. My friends were the people on the military bases where we lived.

Cindy
17 days ago

We were all different people then. I didn’t mind the school work (I was pretty smart) and I loved my friends, especially from my church. But my boyfriend was a schmuck. My senior year stunk as a result of that and some other things that happened. So if I could relive half of it, maybe. But the rest, no. Or else I’d have to do some things differently this time around.

Jeff
1 month ago

I would have study harder and applied myself better to studying in high school. I did get a college degree in transportation logistics but did not find a job in the transportation field.

Mike
1 month ago

Only if Patty Duckworth was there I would have not been so shy

Donn
4 months ago

And, I’ve got a PhD in sociology….another way to take the easy way out.

Donn
4 months ago

Truth be told, I’m really uncertain as to how I got through in the first place!

Matt
6 months ago

Only if I could remember what I know now

Tom
11 months ago

No, unless it was same time period and same family and friends alive plus I knew what I know now. Would love to see grandparents and mom again.

Diane
1 year ago

Yes, but only if I could know what I know now. I was shy, self-conscious, and lacked confidence. I wouldn’t want to relive that!

Einar Hansen
1 year ago

No Way!! It was a big waste of my time. We were taught things that we will never use most of the time anyway. I was better off after school. I worked after school working at 2 part time jobs that taught me one hell of a lot more. That made me able to do the things I wanted to do in my 20’s. Like buy my first house at age 22 and drive a nice 1967 GTO. I tell people that I went to the school of hard knocks. And it worked for me just fine!

Charles
1 year ago

I was a a total jerk back then. As such, I had a tough time of it and I have a crooked nose to prove it. I sure wouldn’t want to go back to what I was back then. I like me better now.

LindaH
1 year ago

High school for me was boring and not very exciting. It was a tough time because of forced busing, but mostly that I lacked complete self confidence and awareness, so I marked no. However, if I could go back with a lifetime of experience, then heck yes I’d go back and I would make it a whole different experience!

Ron
1 year ago
Reply to  LindaH

Same here. Not about forced busing but more about knowledge I have today. It would be a whole different ball game for me.

www.livingboondockingmexico.blogspot.com
1 year ago

I said “no way” but would repeat high school if it had been in an exchange program where I could have learned another language and culture. Those kids that have lived overseas always seem to excel more than others, have a better perspective or outlook on life and understand how the world turns.

I am thankful to have lived in Mexico now for 35 years and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Just wish I would have started sooner.

Marvin
17 days ago

¡Hola! International perspective is real and valuable. The last couple of years I have worked with international students that come to the USA to work for the summer. They are, without exception, some of the hardest-working, most intelligent kids I have ever been exposed to.

They are willing to do even the most menial labor, but in situations where high-contact customer service or abstract thought are required, they excel every time. They also work the hours needed without complaining. Although the pandemic has caused me to bail on this summer’s employment, I still stay in contact with dozens of these wonderful young people.

And yes, every effort has been made to hire young locals. It usually doesn’t work out well. They don’t want to work the necessary hours – nights, weekends, holidays – and have too many other distractions, like friends and families vying for their time and attention.

Joel Hagler
1 year ago

I wonder how the 67% wound up in life?
Ask that question.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  Joel Hagler

They ended up as RV’ers who read the RV Travel Newsletter . . .

LindaH
1 year ago
Reply to  Joel Hagler

I ended up happy and fulfilled in life. Married to my best friend in rural north FL, semi-retired and RV whenever we want. Life is full of life long and new friends and family. In high school I was invisible, but after high school it was uphill with a few bumps that we all experience. At age 58 I became a business owner that supports us pretty comfortably. That’s how it worked out for me.

Cindy
17 days ago
Reply to  Joel Hagler

Graduated college, married a great guy, have 4 kids, worked overseas as missionaries for over 20 years and still go there to teach. Very fulfilled life in most respects. But I wish I could have done more. My arthritis now keeps me from walking and going places I always wanted to go. I live vicariously some of the time, but I wouldn’t change the rest. I’ve helped a lot of people along the way and for that I am grateful.

Bill
1 year ago

No Way! is a little strong. But if I knew then what I know now, I’d have gotten in a whole lot more trouble.

Captn John
1 year ago

HS was OK. I did well but worked after classes and summers. No, life has been better after HS. I was scheduled to start college Jan 9, 1967 but enlisted and left Jan 7 instead. After only 2 years at the University of SE Asia I graduated from the Viet Nam campus.

LindaH
1 year ago
Reply to  Captn John

Thank you for your service to our nation.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  Captn John

That was my high school brother quit in the ninth grade joined the army Aug. 61 went to Germany reenlisted to stay in Germany The ba****ds sent me to Viet Nam Oct. 64 to Apr. 66 got a medical discharge May 66 with 90% disability.
Did get a GED in 2012 after 8 years in Iraq transferring to Afghanistan