View Full Version : The school you went to


BumbleBeeMouth
10-26-2008, 04:07 PM
and the effect it had on how you turned out.



I'm interested.

My example.

I'm a smart kid. no false modesty here, but normally im the smartest kid in my group. I went to a selective school, the 4th best school in England, and subsequently i was surrounded by people as smart or much smarter than I. I think that this encouraged me to always downplay my intellect, as there was no need to flaunt it when surrounded by those similarly graced.

After this point i regularly encounter people who are very keen to advertise the fact that they are "deep thinkers" and renowned intellects. So i just now had a thought, do you think this is because they were carp in a goldfish bowl so to speak? Do people base their social yardstick on their experiences in their formative years?

Obviously im not saying this is a constant. you get all sorts, but do you think there is a possibility that some people who were often vilified for being smart, now use that intelligence as a form of weapon rather than just a simple qualia of their personality?


to the floor.

Mo
10-26-2008, 04:23 PM
I don't know a single person from my old school who isn't completely bananas and/or has an addiction - it's scary, really. They got alcoholics in eighth grade!

bja1288
10-26-2008, 04:56 PM
I don't know a single person from my old school who isn't completely bananas and/or has an addiction - it's scary, really. They got alcoholics in eighth grade!

.My education concerning drugs was pretty good - in our English textbooks we had two chapters about it, with all the nice slang terms and "to do in case of"s, i.e. stay hydrated when on ecstasy.
Oh, memories...

Mo
10-26-2008, 05:14 PM
I see what you did there.

bja1288
10-26-2008, 05:28 PM
I see what you did there.

stupid black background ruins my picture
http://www.floridaventureblog.com/uploaded_images/connect-the-dots.gif

waltermcphilp
10-26-2008, 05:50 PM
interesting theory, but no.

bja1288
10-26-2008, 06:08 PM
and the effect it had on how you turned out.



I'm interested.

My example.

I'm a smart kid. no false modesty here, but normally im the smartest kid in my group. I went to a selective school, the 4th best school in England, and subsequently i was surrounded by people as smart or much smarter than I. I think that this encouraged me to always downplay my intellect, as there was no need to flaunt it when surrounded by those similarly graced.

After this point i regularly encounter people who are very keen to advertise the fact that they are "deep thinkers" and renowned intellects. So i just now had a thought, do you think this is because they were carp in a goldfish bowl so to speak? Do people base their social yardstick on their experiences in their formative years?

Obviously im not saying this is a constant. you get all sorts, but do you think there is a possibility that some people who were often vilified for being smart, now use that intelligence as a form of weapon rather than just a simple qualia of their personality?


to the floor.

being a regular poster on a smashing pumpkins message board, im willing to bet it is more of a personality thing than the effects of your school

IWishIWasBlank
10-26-2008, 06:25 PM
No one liked me because I was too smart.

I only have two classmates I can say I "liked."

Al and Dustin. The rest were all fuckheads and bitches.

I mean, how the fuck can the ugly chicks not like you for being smart? WTF?

duovamp
10-26-2008, 06:29 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/isophlex/lisa_graph.jpg

toyschoketoys
10-26-2008, 07:26 PM
i went to a hradcore cathoilc school called st colunbas roman catholic primary school,, we had mad spannish nuns who hit us.

alal in all i would say i am a well rounded individual, who almost killls at the slightest offence and gets the guilst about sleeping with girls :/




yeah i am fucking hammered , as per with my posting in the palce. Its the only way i cant deal with the shite chat here

JUnderscore
10-26-2008, 09:14 PM
i grew up being among the smartest in my class. got to doctor school and was "average" and i loved it. i wish i weren't so smart. sometimes i feel guilty for rolling my eyes at less 'gifted' individuals, but people say some stupid shit sometimes. and i feel like i'd let people down if i didn't use my smarts. honestly, though...i'd rather be doing something else with my life.

don't get me wrong. i've achieved my career goal, but it seems more like a finish line than the beginning of something.

toyschoketoys
10-26-2008, 09:18 PM
i grew up being among the smartest in my class. got to doctor school and was "average" and i loved it. i wish i weren't so smart. sometimes i feel guilty for rolling my eyes at less 'gifted' individuals, but people say some stupid shit sometimes. and i feel like i'd let people down if i didn't use my smarts. honestly, though...i'd rather be doing something else with my life.

don't get me wrong. i've achieved my career goal, but it seems more like a finish line than the beginning of something.

you might as well curl up and die, as soon as i reach what i want i destroy it. Then i aim for something else

bja1288
10-26-2008, 09:28 PM
i feel like i'd let people down if i didn't use my smarts.

feel exactly the same

JUnderscore
10-27-2008, 12:02 AM
you might as well curl up and die, as soon as i reach what i want i destroy it. Then i aim for something else

well, my options are:
1) curl up and die
2) pay off my loans quickly and go do something else
3) suck it up, be a doc, and pay off my loans $1,000/mo x 30yr

#3 comes with the added bonus of a dream car/house and comfy retirement

Sonic Johnny
10-27-2008, 12:19 AM
i went to a very small (200 kids) primary school in an area that was half nice old houses owned by middle-class christian white folk and half government housing. I got pretty used to people who came from completely fucked up backgrounds with a lot of issues (in year 5 a friend of mines dad died from a heroin overdose. He came back to school for one day, climbed onto the roof of the school and jumped off, shattering his hip and breaking both his legs. he was okay but i havent seen or heard from him since).

The first high school i went to had specialist sports and aviation courses, so i was stuck with a lot of jocks and a lot of extremely right-wing white upper-class kids who wanted to join the air force. I got beat up a lot and was miserable as fuck.

The second high school i went to had specialist arts and music and theatre courses, so i made a lot of friends and started drinking/smoking pretty early on. I'm still friends with quite a few people i went to school with there.

sickbadthing
10-27-2008, 12:44 AM
I don't know a single person from my old school who isn't completely bananas and/or has an addiction - it's scary, really. They got alcoholics in eighth grade!

Thread derail but I couldn't get through Berlin Alexanderplatz. I made it around six parts deep just after Biberkopf lost his arm and then kinda gave up. I'll get back to it eventually, and figured the book was maybe better considering how great it's hyped up to be.

Nice avatar though.

Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 02:46 PM
attending a rural east german school of peasants and prostitutes did not change my life for the better

Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 02:47 PM
obviously i was smarter than almost all of them.

i was so smart

Nimrod's Son
10-27-2008, 03:12 PM
I went to the #3 public high school in the US. A lot of people with whom I went to school have gone on to have successful and famous careers.

Eulogy
10-27-2008, 03:19 PM
i'm always smarter than everyone and it allows me to always know that i'm fucking awesome

maoi
10-27-2008, 03:21 PM
I went to the #3 public high school in the US. A lot of people with whom I went to school have gone on to have successful and famous careers.

Noted alumni: Andrew Daly - actor/comedian.
Robert Sean Leonard - actor.
Kim Ng - Major League Baseball official.
James "Buddy" Nielsen - musician Senses Fail.
Willie Geist - Senior Producer, The Situation with Tucker Carlson.
Chris Conte - actor/comedian.

Eulogy
10-27-2008, 03:26 PM
robert sean leonard is pretty awesome

Charmbag
10-27-2008, 03:30 PM
Courtney Taylor Taylor of the Dandy Warhols went to my high school. I hope to one day be a success story to represent that fine institution just like Courtney

wHATcOLOR
10-27-2008, 04:10 PM
i went to a small public high school that wasn't too demanding or challenging. i was used to doing very well with some effort, but nothing herculean. i went to a selective university where everyone had been a standout in high school. i applied haphazardly and didn't really put any thought into deciding where to go, and didn't know what i was getting in to. i really struggled and didn't enjoy it, academically or socially. i did have some successes, but they were limited, and i cringe if i think of my time there. it definitely did a number on my self esteem, even to this day. there were other factors contributing to that as well, but the school thing was a part of it.

barden
10-27-2008, 04:14 PM
Noted alumni: Andrew Daly - actor/comedian.
Robert Sean Leonard - actor.
Kim Ng - Major League Baseball official.
James "Buddy" Nielsen - musician Senses Fail.
Willie Geist - Senior Producer, The Situation with Tucker Carlson.
Chris Conte - actor/comedian.

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Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 04:16 PM
you'll become a successful businessman someday jerome

with your lack of self esteem and my lack of interest in making money we could really start something

Kahlo
10-27-2008, 04:17 PM
Edgar Allan Poe went to my school, which is probably the only time in its long history that it hasn't been entirely shit.

Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 04:20 PM
my "high school" has not produced a single celebrity, even by the lowest possible standards, but dozens of very important people attended my uni

Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 04:29 PM
or taught there...

Otto von Bismarck
Albert Einstein
Friedrich Engels
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Heinrich Heine
Alexander von Humboldt
Robert Koch
Karl Liebknecht
Karl Marx
Max Planck
Arthur Schopenhauer

just to name a few you might know

Mo
10-27-2008, 04:38 PM
Thread derail but I couldn't get through Berlin Alexanderplatz. I made it around six parts deep just after Biberkopf lost his arm and then kinda gave up. I'll get back to it eventually, and figured the book was maybe better considering how great it's hyped up to be.

Nice avatar though.

It took me months to get through the series, it's just... cringe-worthy, on so many levels. I love it.


Also, now that I think of it: my old high school is 999 years older than the United States of America. Fantastic.

Mo
10-27-2008, 04:38 PM
or taught there...

Otto von Bismarck
Albert Einstein
Friedrich Engels
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Heinrich Heine
Alexander von Humboldt
Robert Koch
Karl Liebknecht
Karl Marx
Max Planck
Arthur Schopenhauer

just to name a few you might know

Uni Freiburg? I remember reading something about Humboldt there.

Kahlo
10-27-2008, 04:40 PM
I'm starting to think that Bumblebeemouth is a dick

Rockin' Cherub
10-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Uni Freiburg? I remember reading something about Humboldt there.

wie ironisch

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Angeh%C3%B6rigen_der_HU_Berlin

Mo
10-27-2008, 05:21 PM
wie ironisch

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Angeh%C3%B6rigen_der_HU_Berlin

Wo überseh ich hier die Ironie?

Kahlo
10-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Fucking hell, Uni. Berlin is pretty mindblowing student wise.