Monday, January 27, 2014
Is there a difference between life after high school and life in high school? Well, why did Dr. Preston pick this title? Did he already know what many responses would be? Or did he himself sincerely think one you have to attend, while one you want to attend. High school is a weird time and that is for certain. You are entering in and you are still kind of young and innocent, but you are surrounded by these large people, many of them 18. It's a crucial time in the development of many. Academic wise, we start each year by saying "Oh, this is the year, I'm going to try really hard," then the week after that, us high schoolers are back to the same shenanigans. It is true that maybe high school is a "have to" for many students because, well without it, your success will definitely not be in your career. It's mandatory to at least complete high school. Then senior year ends, and you are a free bird. Well, kinda. In a sense you get to choose what you want to do next. Military, trade school, universities, or nothing. This is the "want to" stage. People ask you what do you want to be when you're older? They ask this because your future is completely up to you. Life after high school is what you want to do. You can legally be on your own, make your own decisions if you want, and sign your own legal documents (I am assuming many of us are 18 when we graduate). The possibilities are out there and it's up to you what you want to do. In high school, students have required classes, day to day routines, and no flexibility in their schedules. This is where the difference is. After high school, essentially it's up to you to make the decision. There can be potentially no one telling you what to do.