I am a pretty open person, you know. I try to accept everyone for who they are and I always make an effort to get to know people. I have done this all of my life but perhaps even more so in college. I guess I figured that I could void all of the stetreotypes of high school and I did. In most cases, when I would speak to someone I would never talk to in high school, they actually wouldn’t be a carbon copy of the high shcool stereotype. (In most cases but not all)
But being home this summer and (unfortunatly) being without most of my best friends from college, I was reunited with people/friends whom I graduated with and some people/friedns who remain in high school still. And very recently I have discovered that high school itself is a stereotype and it really cannot be voided.
Believe me, I have some friends who are seniors and juniors in high school this year and I can honestly say that they are great friends. But those are seriously a select few. I go to parties, go to work, go out on the town, etc with friends my age and unfortunatly kids that are younger. And it was never so apparent than it has been recently, that the maturity levels are far too different at this point in my life.
These kids (yes, I actually call them kids) today act as though they know everything. And I’m sure they think they do know everything. And maybe when I was their age, I thought that too. But it is actually torture being in their company as they think they understand the world and knowing that they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.
I am not saying that I know everything there is to know about life because I’m lost just as much as the next person my age. All I am saying is that I am more educated then they are. Who knows maybe the seniors at college think the same way of me. I’ll never really know and they won’t know either.
So, I’ve always have been willing to accept everyone and I still am. But this is no doubt making it much harder. The difference of maturity levels have never been so apparent and frankly, I cannot wait to go back to school.