My answer is public education is worth a lot, it shapes the person yo will become and sets the tone for the rest of your life. And although we constantly complain about having to wake-up for class or how much parents and teachers just don't understand us, there are a lot of things that I think we collectively and individually take away from the 13 years we spend in the public school system.
So here's what I've learned in the past 4 years...
- If you can survive AP Calculus and AP Chemistry without losing your mind, you can do anything.
- Get involved. Who wants to be the loser sitting at home doing nothing... do something music, sports, clubs.... anything. Getting involved helps you make friends.
- Be picky about who you spend your time with. Life is way too short for Debbie Downers or the Judy Judgemental's in life.
- Never eat candy that you find in hotel rooms, specifically the ones behind the curtain. (All-State 2010)
- Don't throw yourself under the bus... you should help others but if someone has hurt you repeatedly, why put yourself in a position to be hurt again?
- Don't bite off more than you can chew.... sometimes you just can't physically do it all. In other words, ya gotta prioritize.
- You never know what is going on behind closed doors.... everyone struggles so make life easier on others by not judging them by what you see.
- Any moment could be your last, so live your life without regrets.