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[Jun. 14th, 2005|12:32 am]
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i've run into several people from high school within the past week. i thought i was alone, or in the minority of people not doing "big" things, but none of us are doing anything "big". at least two people had this shame-faced manner about their current status... i don't know if it's a generational thing or just something people go through in their twenties, but it seems like we all thought we were gonna be rock gods and movie stars, but we're not [source:chuck palahniuk, fight club]</i>.
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[User Picture]From: beccaslivejizzy
2005-06-14 06:18 am (UTC)
Absolutely. And if there is someone who made a drastic change or accomplished something impressive there is this deep seeded jealousy masked behind that "I'm so proud of you facade." Among me and my high school friends there is always this awkward disconnect between those who go away to college and those who stay local. When the "out of towners" go away it seems as though the "locals" scramble to accomplish something by the time the vacations role around so they can prove to those who are lucky enough to go away to college that we aren't as lame as we feel. The pressure to impress gets less and less oppressive as we get further away from high school....but hell, it will probably be there at the reunion.
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From: summer_flowers
2005-07-13 02:07 am (UTC)
really, who's going to make it big?
most people should be content to have a job and the basics.
anything beyond that is gravy.
you only really have to impress yourself.
but some people i know in their late 28 to 31 range still haven't done anything with their lives.
so wtf.
who cares?
a s long as you're not in jail
and your baby' mama's aren't fighting with each other.
then you've got it made.
that's just the way i see it!
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[User Picture]From: kuchibenne
2005-09-01 02:51 pm (UTC)
am i evil? i love to see people i went to h.s. with "fail". mainly because i flipping hated highschool. i rarely go back to my homedown but whenever i do, i'm always pleasantly surprized to see some jerk from high school over weight and unemployed.
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