Friday, June 9, 2023


Would you want to go through high school again?

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. . .

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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Andrew B.
1 month ago

I would absolutely do it over again. Moved around a lot as a kid from divorced parents. Went to 3 elementary schools, 3 Jr HS, and 2 different high schools. Was too shy to step outside my bubble and didn’t really have any close friends or ever dated anyone (at all!). Would sooo change that up! Found out years later at reunions that many pretty girls were interested in me but waiting for me to make the first move. Would have loved to get handsy with many of them!

Shredder J.
7 months ago

Even at the ripe old age of 70 – I STILL wouldn’t want to re-live my high school years. My folks used to say that I would look back at them fondly, but that hasn’t happened yet. I would like to re-live my 30’s though!

David I.
1 year ago

I voted yes…I wasn’t anyone special in high school (and I’m still not, for that matter) but, I greatly enjoyed my high school years. Being a kid from a single parent home in the 60’s was pretty tough. But, I survived and don’t have any regrets.

Sherman Johnson
1 year ago

I answered “Yes”, but it really depends upon whether I would be the exact same kid I was then, or if I would have the knowledge I have now. My feelings about hs are pretty neutral — I wasn’t a popular athlete, but I wasn’t picked on either. It’s not an experience I would want to repeat as my same teenage self.

2 years ago

No,no,never, never – Both my wife and I would go back to our mid-30’s but who wants the games that went on in HS.

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

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

Gary Swope
2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

Gene Bjerke
2 years 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
2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

Only if I could remember what I know now

3 years 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.

3 years 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
3 years 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!

3 years 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.

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