What were YOU like in HIGHSCHOOL and how are you NOW???

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    Oct 08, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    SO! what were you like in highshool?
    a.) Mr. Popular
    b.) the average Joe that everybody knew of
    c.) a total introvert
    d.) The overachiever too busy gettin those grade to care about anything else.
    e.) the bully
    f.) other: This is your own descripition


    What are you like now?

    in your own words icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 08, 2010 7:37 PM GMT
    I was def c.) the introvert

    In highschool i knew I was gay but was always afraid of others finding out so I always found it easier to avoid hangin out in groups and going to parties rather socialize and constantly worry about what I said or did. God forbid annnyone found out I was gay.....


    NOW

    about 6 years ago when I felt for Chiropractic College in the States as I drove there the first day I said to myself " THAT'S IT!!! this time around? its a fresh start and I'm FINALLY gonna be myself and I don't care what anyone thinks!" So when in Chiro school if anyone had the guts to ask me if I was gay, I honestly answered back with a yes, I had nothing to hide. Who knew that I would end up actually becoming one of the popular kids in the college (a first for me) and I'd make a shitload of friends,EVERYONE knew I was gay and out and it was such a relief. I was shocked that they didn't care (obviously there must have been those that talked behind my back but who cares!). Now I'm a social butterfly, very talkative, funny, approachable and confident. and I LOVE MY LIFE!!!

    wow that sounded like an "it gets better" video! but you know what? it did get better icon_smile.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 08, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    Entering High School i was rather quiet....After making the Gymnastics team i became a freakin star overnight....but i never let it go to my head..
    Now, i'm still a popular person about town and not much has changed,
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    Oct 08, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    I was the shy quiet kid that was easily ignored because he didn't like to stand out. Everyone that knew me liked me though. I didn't have any issues. I wasn't 'out' though.

    I'm still the somewhat shy guy but I don't blend in as much. I'm not flamboyant but I'm not afraid of who I am and what I represent. I stand up for myself and I speak my mind. I suppose I'm just more confident.

    It's something that naturally changes as you mature and settle into your skin. It's comforting when you finally recognize that you're the man you're going to be in life. No longer the boy trying to be a man.
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    Oct 08, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    I was an unassuming flaming raver that was nice to everyone. Now I'm a bombastic dick who is bent on pointing out trivial flaws in everyone's argument.
  • mizu5

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    Oct 08, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    I was mr popular, but also mr over achiever. I'm only like a year and ome out of highschool though.

    I went to a HPA (high performance athelte) school, which also had a gifted program. i was in both programs, for gymnastics and trmapoline in the HPA.

    I was the gay kid that everyone knew and liked, and i guess respected? I was friends with the christian club all the way down to the drug dealers adn preggo 14 year olds. I was the raver who did well, and didn't alwasy dress like the other kids who partied. I was a scene.emo kid too lol.

    Now? I'm shy, and scared to talk to most people. I have no self confidence, and sometimes don't really want to do anything. I don't knwo why, I don't know what changed, and that terrifies me more than anything.
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    Oct 08, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    In my schooldays I was very fearful and timid, useless at team sports, bullied, not clever, thick really. I did poorly academically, but always smartly dressed in uniform and tie.
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    By now, although predominantly an introvert, I'm much better educated, as a result of attending college as an adult, I read a lot, therefore expanding my academic horizons in subjects that interest me, I partook in half-marathons and triathlons, done some bodybuilding, at present on a weight-loss program. I have backpacked the world.
    As for dress, I go for leisure casuals without looking scruffy. Although I dislike ties, I'll wear one if circumstances demand it.
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    Oct 08, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidI was mr popular, but also mr over achiever. I'm only like a year and ome out of highschool though.

    I went to a HPA (high performance athelte) school, which also had a gifted program. i was in both programs, for gymnastics and trmapoline in the HPA.

    I was the gay kid that everyone knew and liked, and i guess respected? I was friends with the christian club all the way down to the drug dealers adn preggo 14 year olds. I was the raver who did well, and didn't alwasy dress like the other kids who partied. I was a scene.emo kid too lol.

    Now? I'm shy, and scared to talk to most people. I have no self confidence, and sometimes don't really want to do anything. I don't knwo why, I don't know what changed, and that terrifies me more than anything.



    that's really interesting...can you think of anything that may have induced it? like a certain incident or something?
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    Oct 08, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    I left my town's grade school in 4th grade to go to another school, then returned to my hometown for junior and senior years. So I saw the people I left at 9 years old now as 16 year olds. Totally weird.

    I was in the top five percent of my class for grades, yet fit just below the jocks and above the dweebs socially. I was in my own world. At class reunions all the jocks come up to me, and the Home Coming King. Next year is my 30th HS reunion and I am going to Kiss and Make out with that guy if I can!

    He always comes up to me at the reunions like we are best friends.
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    Oct 08, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
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    Oct 09, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
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    Oct 09, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    I was the guy that everybody knew and I socailized with all those cliques politley. However, always thought of myself as an outsider.

    I never fit into a group but after a couple years people really started to gravitate towards me and suddenly the "Popular" group became concerned about their status.

    I laugh thinking back how a group of people felt threatened by me.icon_surprised.gif It was probably my massive Duran Duran hair.

    Now, I just do my own thing and have a less than a handful of close friends. It's all I really need.

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    Oct 09, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    More than (c) introverted, I was reclusive. Hated the other students, declined to have anything to do with them. Only Senior who refused to have his photo taken for the school yearbook (they still printed my name against my wishes, with a blank space where the pic went), also boycotted my graduation, for which they withheld my diploma for several months. I've never attended a HS reunion (45th due next), and if I did I doubt anyone would even know my name or who I was. Which suits me just fine. icon_razz.gif

    Today I'm a trifle bit more sociable, but on my own terms, which school never offered me. The big difference was my coming out, and now I have scores of friends that I never had in school, or at any time in a previous adult life. And most people tell me I'm friendly and a pleasure to know, though I still tend to be stuck in my teenage mindset, and always doubt I can be this popular for once in my life.

    So when asked what's the best thing about being gay for me, I rank the sex second (though it's damn good), but top of the list is having a real life, a happy life, a life with a loving partner and so many wonderful friends. None of which I ever had in high school, as a teenager, that makes today, this minute, the best of my entire life. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Nizzo

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    Oct 09, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    I was a total C, a real introvert. I would skip school every other day until I got kicked out. But once I came out, lost weight and turned twenty one I morphed into that guy who is a social bee.
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    Oct 09, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    I was a bit of everything really. I disliked our schools sports because people were idiots and they didn't offer Lacrosse, Swim, Soccer...etc, just Football and Basketball for men. I was bitchy at first through 9-10, then I branched way the hell outside my 77 other peers and met a lot of people outside of the school and became this "cool" guy who did a lot and was very outside the box and people wanted to know because he had changed. Shed the dork skin, wore contacts, socialized outside my norm box and bam... I found myself and who I really wanted to be.


    Now, I'm different because I've experienced more, but am still kind of the same. Once I got to see outside the stupid high school bullshit, I no longer cared about their drama and wannabe socialite crap and it resonated. People knew and were like, "Holy fuck? Where the hell did HE come from?"
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    Oct 09, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    I was the "popular" kid because everyone's Dad worked for mine. Highly social, party jock/jerk

    Today, self-made, highly social, party ex-jock nice guy
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    Oct 10, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    I gotta say its interesting reading all of your posts and how you were in highschool to what you are like today! keep em coming boys!
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    Oct 10, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    Introvert. I isolated myself a lot. I guess I was also the class clown... I could make people laugh.

    Now i can strike up convos easily, but I still isolate myself. I also use sarcasm to break the ice and some times my quips go horribly awry icon_rolleyes.gif

  • Webster666

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    Oct 10, 2010 8:40 AM GMT
    In every class, I sat with the girls and made them laugh. I got along with all the "cliques," but I didn't really belong to any of them. I hated gym class. Because I had a high average, I was given a special pass so that I didn't have to sit in study hall. The teachers voted for one boy and one girl to receive the National Honor Society college scholarship. I was the boy. LOL. I hated riding the school bus. I had a car, and drove to school during my entire senior year. That was sweet. I don't think I'll ever go back for a reunion.
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    Oct 10, 2010 8:50 AM GMT
    I was a combo of b,c and f.
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    Oct 10, 2010 9:13 AM GMT
    went from C: total introvert... to total extrovert in high school, I was completely introverted in elementary school, and totally extroverted in university.. Ive been extroverted ever since

    ANd I always was and still am f: the musical one... (we dont call those geeks outside the US)
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    Oct 10, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
    Pretty quiet, really small group of friends. Was really easily intimidated and tended to stay away from team sports with a total hate of being hassled.

    Pretty geeky, skinny teen, and was only pointed out by a mate that I wasn't as ugly as I thought I was LOL

    Today - more confident, happy by myself but enjoy socialising with friends. Still not that confident,..... but I can fake it as well as the next man, and even better got into cycling, running and duathalons and feel GOOD about it!! YEAH! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 10, 2010 9:39 AM GMT
    I was B - the average joe. Shocking, right?
    I knew everyone, did my own thing, and drifted through the cliques.

    Now I'm C. Somewhere along the line people just got on my nerves, so I stopped being social and focused on my career.
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    Oct 10, 2010 10:01 AM GMT
    Hmm, I was a B in elementary school, then I was in a car accident in gr.7 (last month of school to boot). Then in 8th grade, I became an F...Mr. Invisible. Everyone I knew and thought of as friends simply ignored me. So I dropped out. Sorry to sound like a sob story but when something like that happens, you tend to look at people through a microscope.
    The accident left me with brain damage to the short-term memory part, so I have a very hard time retaining stuff, unless I go over the subject numerous times, or if it was a memorable moment.
    I did get my GED with a bunch of under-achievers though. lol
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    Oct 13, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidHmm, I was a B in elementary school, then I was in a car accident in gr.7 (last month of school to boot). Then in 8th grade, I became an F...Mr. Invisible. Everyone I knew and thought of as friends simply ignored me. So I dropped out. Sorry to sound like a sob story but when something like that happens, you tend to look at people through a microscope.
    The accident left me with brain damage to the short-term memory part, so I have a very hard time retaining stuff, unless I go over the subject numerous times, or if it was a memorable moment.
    I did get my GED with a bunch of under-achievers though. lol



    congrats on the GED, kids can be stupid and cruel...