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How does someone survive middle-high school?

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Im probably one of the younger people on this website. I start high school in a year. How exactly am I supposed to survive another year with the idiots in my grade? I live in a city where I might get accepted into this really good highschool that might have kids like me, but if not, then how am I supposed to survive that?
 

peoplesuck

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Im pretty fkn smart, so I will share secret.
I had 40% attendance.
if you miss over half the days, for 4 years, you save yourself 2 years.
Then if you are really next level genius, make sure you are late every single day. If you are a smart boi, keeping up with the workload will be ez.
this started as a joke, but the math adds up.
 

Grayman

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Back in the day when school seemed like the rest of your life... Now it seems like I just blinked and it was done.
 

Grayman

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Maybe just think of it like prison. Hope that helps
 

crippli

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What I did was to copy. And try yo do good.
 

Grayman

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What I did was to copy. And try yo do good.
Yeah but then you have to sit next to smart people instead of fun people or you won't have good tests to copy from!
 

higs

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You just have to trudge through it I'm afraid. Get up, eat, go out the door. Do enough work that it doesn't become more stressful than it should be. Relax. Be authentic, don't judge other people too harshly either, many of them are struggling in one way or another with insecurities, even if they're absolute dickheads or superficial idiots.
 

moody

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Try not to let your peers influence you too much. I'm someone who was never bullied because I never had reactions if someone tried. (That, and my schools were decent at managing that).
If you aren't someone who thrives in the high school environment, my best advice is to look at school like a tool to get what you want. There was a few times I absolutely hated school, but I didn't let it affect my grades and conduct.

(I'm neither agreeing of disagreeing with @peoplesuck about attendance...some people really aren't good at keeping up work loads independent from the classroom. I don't know if you're one of those people, but if you are, don't miss school. Though, I don't want to be a hypocrite; I missed a lot of school my junior and senior years, but mainly because of health issues).
 

sushi

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confidence
dress well,
dealing with friendenemies

dealing with bullies

thats pretty much it


anyway i was an outcast, due to not dressing well, which is 50%. I really didnt think it matter much in my school back then but people are shallow fucks. appearance matter alot in high school.
 

EndogenousRebel

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It's all mental. Unless any oppressive regimes are bombing your country I wouldn't worry about much. Then again, I've always been taller than most of my peers. Closest I got to physical violence was when someone bullied one of my friends and made them cry. I was livid and there were a couple standoffs but no one threw the first fist.

I think the best strategy is believing that everyone is around as stupid as you are. People have power over you because others/you give them power. The only people with any real power in this environment are teachers and staff. If anyone ever physically engages you in a way you don't like, tell them, and if they don't stop go fucking ballistic and they will never do it again unless they're really fucked in the head. If you're unpopular and can't find a tribe (you always have a tribe) just keep your head down and wait it out. It might seem like forever but this too shall pass.
 

Daddy

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imo, the thing I regret most about that period of my life was taking it seriously. I got the good grades and tried to please people, especially my parents. If I had realized it was all a joke and that it wouldn't amount to helping me in life later on, I would have gotten a GED or something and planned some options from that. Or if finishing high school, at least prioritized my time to something better.

What I'd tell my younger self, if I could. Take the prison time of school to learn real-world skills from various people. Learn how to do things so I wouldn't have to rely on other people so much. Learn business and investing, how to run a business, how to invest in real estate and even the stock market. And to not emotionally, mentally, or financially invest in politics, unless it's for my direct economic or political self-interest. There's too many distractions.

That would have helped me immensely.
 

Maou

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Survival is such black and white thinking. Learn, and observe the human race it its most natural state, before its degraded by rules and regulations. Middle school is where human nature rears its ugliest head, especially for males. I personally used it to learn about nature, and how to survive in the wild.
 

BurnedOut

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Im probably one of the younger people on this website. I start high school in a year. How exactly am I supposed to survive another year with the idiots in my grade? I live in a city where I might get accepted into this really good highschool that might have kids like me, but if not, then how am I supposed to survive that?
To be honest, just do not overanalyze your relationships with your peers especially when you feel that you are ahead of them. Dumb yourself down, let the numbness make you enjoy.

According to my research and experience, the best way to avoid too much antagonism in school is to do the following -
a) have a good rapport with the parents
b) have a bunch of loyal close friends
c) generally attempt to have good relations with the teachers. You may think this one leads to sycophancy, it does not. In many cases, the combined support of parents and teachers is very emancipating.
 

ZenRaiden

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Get in touch with your monkey brain. Socialize, because after high school its not the same. If possible practice your charisma and rethorics, maybe even learn to tell jokes, lie, and manipulate people, because those skills come in handy in real life. I wasted my high school years basically.
 

ThousandTeethOfSun

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Understand math formula. The rest spaced repetition. Read all the textbooks It will help understanding how everything is connected.

Here is what I did.

Seem bored. If the teacher asks a question. See if someone else will answer. If not lazily raise your hand and do it. Make sure to sound bored.

If asked why you are so tired. Say that you got lost in a book or were researching something.
We research things naturally about useless topics. Go full in, ramble about the exciting new thing you found until stopped.
When a teacher allows you to make a presentation make them about topics you didn't have time or energy to argue for. Make them understandable and easily digestible by a smart primary schooler.
If you know and understand the topic ask if you could read otherwise listen.
 

ThousandTeethOfSun

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Be scheming it will make you smarter.
Help people, but do so in exchange for favors because people value things they pay for
sensors are great note takers I used to exchange homework for photos of notes. SJ are best at it.
You can ask different things from different people like being reminded about small assignments the day before and big assignments a week before.
Ask for a calendar of events for the upcoming week like birthdays, name days, school events, extra lectures you could attend, choir tryouts etc.
If you live in dormitories SP are awesome cooks, get an invitation for dinner once in a while.
Ask for help getting in shape if you feel machoistic.
Be creative about it.
 

Animekitty

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My biggest problem in high school was lack of self-awareness. It doesn't matter what you do in school as long as your aware. You will naturally know what to do if you are.
 

Rook

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make sure ur the last one standing
 

sushi

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if shit hits the fan, i suggest you drop out at the 10th grade or something, its a complete waste of time afterwards unless you want to earn a job qualification.

knowing how to survive in society is more important than a job qualification.

here its exam driven, you have to prove to the teacher how much you learn through tests, and earn the grades, but i think the prussian education system is same almost everywhere. the system only benefits the employers and the pisa score of your country.
 
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