Middle school is a big waste of time. It's like
a road to take you from point A (fifth grade) to point B (ninth
grade). The only difference is there's no scenery: you don't get
anything out of middle school. So it's more like a tunnel. 'Cause
you really can't see beyond where you are. You don't know there's
an alternative to what you have.
Middle school doesn't determine what colleges
you get into. It doesn't determine whether or not you take honors
classes in high school. It doesn't teach you to be responsible.
You don't even learn how to behave socially in middle school.
In middle school, everyone's an asshole. Or a dork. Or a scapegoat,
although most scapegoats stay scapegoats.
I don't mean to say once you get to high school
everyone's suddenly 110% cooler. But you don't really learn anything,
not even about yourself, until high school. At least. In high
school you start to find out which subjects you really like and
which ones you hate, and if there's a subject you want to spend
the rest of your life studying, which one it would be.
There are five important grades in school: kindergarten,
where they teach you how to read and write; and high school, where
you learn everything else.
Quote of the Day: "High school's
better than junior high. They call you names but not as much to
-Mark Weiner (Matthew Faber in Welcome to the
Dollhouse, 1995 )