High School was an experience in itself, but the lessons I learnt that were most important were all from outside of the classroom. Although I spent most of my days learning English, Maths and Science, the best aspects of school occurred through the activities and events I got involved in.
In many ways I felt school didn't prepare me for life, but learnt what I needed to from other areas of my life.
Here are some of the standout lessons that I learnt during high school:
Lesson #1: The things that make you different, are the things that make you stand out.
Lesson #2: Things often happen for a reason, although you may not see it at the time
Lesson #3: Self-worth and self-love come from within
Lesson #4: Don’t push away your friends and family when things get hard
Lesson #5: Creativity is always important, don't let school kill it
Lesson #6: Sometimes teachers have pretty awesome stories, if you're willing to listen
Lesson #7: Having a little courage can open you up to a world of new opportunities
Lesson #8: Everyone feels just as confused as you do about their future, stop stressing
Lesson #9: People generally want to help you, you just have to ask
Lesson #10: Don’t discard someones advice and ideas just because they are younger
I’ve been thinking a lot about high school recently because I had a long conversation about it with my friends. This topic has also had quite a regular appearance on Quora, and it looks like an area people want to know more about.
The lessons above were the ones that stood out to me the most, and the ones that I still remember now. Everything we do in life leads to lessons and stories, but sometimes it takes a bit of reflection to figure them out.
What lessons did you learn from the high school experience?