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Old 08-02-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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No, I hated school and have never been back to a class reunion ever, and I graduated in 1963. My best years were when I was in my early 20's. I had a good job, drove a nice car, nightclubbed 6 nights a week, and was with a different girl every night. It was like I had come out of my shell and I was surprised that it was actually me living that life. I have some very fond memories of those years.

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Not only would I not want to live through it again I would not want to parent another child through middle school/high school.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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NOT high school days. God no...

Primary school days for sure. Or between the grades 2-6. Great days for sure....
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:10 AM
 
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People say that your school days are the best days of your life. Would you say that's true for you?
I really hope not. My time in college was generally spent in class, at work, studying/writing/reading the rest of the time, missing sleep once a week for the sake of my academics, rewarding myself with bathroom breaks, having dinner eventually, etc. It was (I hope, at least) the greatest investment of time, effort, and money I've made. It was also an important and memorable time, with great friends, all doing great things. But it wasn't fun (not even 15% of the time I'd say).
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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School was hard as it took many year to go through for study and mental work , still it did had great vacations , like two months , can`t find that on most jobs
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:08 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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People say that your school days are the best days of your life. Would you say that's true for you?
Oh hell no. My life is so much better, fulfilling, and more exciting than school ever was. That is a distant memory that I hardly remember. I have also learned a lot more useful things from living life than i ever did in school.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Whoever first said, "Go to school for the education, and take some classes while you're at it," knew what they were talking about. From about 4th Grade on I largely despised formal academics but got plenty of ideas about how humanity and society work. Were my K-12 and college years the best of my life? Gawsh no, far from it. But - as others have beat me to posting - lots of useful lessons for posterity, and some incomparable friends, resulted from them. And although I avoid reunions like the plague and don't foresee that changing, every time I hear of another "popular" classmate who started a downhill slide at 17-21 it's a happy reminder that perseverance does pay off. People who shunned you, if not worse, back in the day do sometimes get a kick where it counts from karma later on. Unfortunately there are others whose lucky streaks never end - that's life, though.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb they say your school days were the best days of your life , would you agree?

I feel sorry for the folks who make that claim. Their adult lives must really suck.

I enjoyed my school days, for the most part. But I'd hate to be in a condition where that was the highpoint of my life. To be honest, I really enjoy being a retired geezer.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Default No, but certainly formative

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People say that your school days are the best days of your life. Would you say that's true for you?
It was also said back in the day that a man's sex drive peaks in his late teens. WRONG. NOT.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Nope.

Elementary school -- I was made fun of by teachers
Middle school -- I was okay. Made good grades
High School -- Bullied, had things thrown at me, depression & anxiety
College (starting junior year this fall) -- pretty bad since I'm still fighting my depression
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