4 Years

High school is hard; don’t let anyone tell you it’s not. High school is figuring out who you are and who you want to be, but high school doesn’t define you. I think that’s the biggest trap high school students fall into. They think their life won’t change after high school and they will always be like this. That is not the case.

High school isn’t for everyone, including myself. I can’t wait to get out and do bigger things with my life besides sitting around a classroom and being taught pointless concepts that I will most likely never use in the real world. Then, there are kids who walk down the halls gossiping and complaining about their homework load and how their boyfriend or girlfriend won’t text them back. Soon enough, they will realize how little their problems really are.

What I hate most about high school is the labels that are put on people and never seem to fade or go away. Why can’t we all be friends without calling each other “weird” or “nerdy?”

When people go out into the real world and get a real job, they’ll quickly realize that it doesn’t matter how popular they were in high school– none of it does.

Honestly, high school is only 4 years. 4 years. That’s it.

Yet, people are so afraid to stray away from what’s “normal” and “socially acceptable” that they lose themselves and everything they want to become in the process.

My advice to you would be: Find yourself in high school, and continue to find yourself in the years to come. Don’t try to be someone you’re not and lose yourself entirely. You’d be amazed at how much your life will change.

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