Streetwise: What would you do differently if you were back in high school?
Original post made on Jul 7, 2011
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on Jul 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm
This is a very interesting question that causes some reflection among those on our 24/680 south corridor e-exchanges. Many have found more fun now in reunion with their high school classmates, but even more focus on their university connections. All-in-all, there is little regret for their high school years because it was such a small part of their education prior to the professional education.
I returned to a Napa Senior High School reunion 50 years and two months after graduating and enjoyed meeting my fellow graduates as if for the first time. I have no fond memories of high school so that day in the valley was really all that high school is to me.
By contrast, my wife is very active in her Hillsdale High School class reunions and I have enjoyed several over the years. Through her eyes I see the celebration of high school friends and memories.
Great question, thank you. Maybe more of your readers can reflect on this question.
on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:25 am
Please tell me she drove....Hillsdale is a long drive.
on Jul 9, 2011 at 11:46 am
I would have hit the books harder and enrolled in college. I enlisted in the Army my senior year and was off to Viet Nam within a few months after graduation. Big mistake.Before I was 18 years old I had 8 confirmed kills,a bunch more off the books, a heroin monkey on my back,and an infection I picked up that thought penicillin was a vitamin.
Liked the place so much I did 2 tours. Came back to the states,enrolled in college on the GI Bill. Got a law degree.Got married.Got kids. Got house.Got American Dream.Now we Got Obama working to take the American Dream away.