North Van living
We had a nice chat about how wonderful it is to live in North Vancouver. You recommended I read a book about gender equality in a corporate ladder structured society. Ive gone and...
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I feel bad admitting it, but I am kinda glad out of the fact that the "cool kids" in my high school 10 years ago didn't get degrees or awesome jobs. The queen bee is working as a cashier in some grocery store... Me, the person they wouldn't even bother saying hello to? I am graduating, doing cool jobs with awesome people.
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PF
Actually, outcomes like that are nothing new. It happens everywhere. And it is satisfying to see, isn't it?
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Jesus McBudda
Interestingly, the subtext here is that you believe your life is better than your former schoolmates because of the status accorded to your respective occupations. Pretty shallow, really, because it says absolutely nothing about the rest of their lives. For all you know, their lives may be quite rich with deep social connections and engaging after hours activities.

Now, what we do know, and much worse, is that you're so emotionally damaged that you're actually taking pleasure from what you believe is the misfortune of others. That's not just shallow, it's kinda sick.

But anyway, you were expressing something like shame? Oh, no, wait - you weren't actually ashamed of your lack of humanity and poor critical thinking skills, you were just "feeling bad" admitting to it. Fearing someone might see you for what you really are? I think we just found our winner of The Anti-Social Personality Disorder Award of the Week.

No schadenfreude for you!
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Hiiiiiii
Your post is a sign that you have some residual cool kid issues. It's 10yrs later and you are still comparing yourself to them. It's great you feel good about your achievements but be humble and find some therapy, please.
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Quil
Arrogantly presumptious ways they related to their peers didn't gain them what they wanted in the long run, it narrowed their options radically. It might offer motivation to change their ways, but they are and will be very much part of our community either way. No need to be dehumanized because of feeling glad about that. You can keep the schadenfreude.
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Salty One
You've become them. It takes more strength to let it go than it does to hang on to it. If they made you feel inferior then they won. If they make you feel superior now they won. Why give them a second thought when you have a cool life to focus your attention on.
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Just A Boy
Yeah, you need to grow up emotionally. You probably are still angry because you do not have a pleasant fun filled youth to look back on, in your mind because of them. Try to come to terms with the past. Accept it for what it was and learn from it. Be happy and grateful for what you have now and you will probably be much happier.
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Jesus is right
How do you know her life? She could be happily married with kids, or is a traveller. You could be all alone on a Saturday night with no partner or friends. Who knows? It really does show that you only graduated 10 years ago. Don't be so judgmental.
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the truth
It's true, the "cool" kids peaked in high school. Their lives are downhill from there.
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Hmm
Having a degree/high-paying career does not make your life better or more important than someone who works a minimum wage job. In fact, a lot of amazing people I know work simple, minimum wage jobs. They are happy, they have families, they travel, they love and are loved. You're letting your ego take over you.
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Degree Holder
I have a degree. I have a good job and career and make a decent salary. Very few of my friends have a degree, but what they bring to my life has nothing to do with their level of education. I've learned more from them than I ever have from any courses offered at university. You're an uptight snob, and on behalf of all my friends and family who don't have post-secondary education, grow up.
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Anonymous
Actually a lot of the cool kids did get degrees and good jobs, quit fooling yourself.
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Yes
Degree Holder, you just said it all. You are an awesome human being.
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@ Anonymous
You nailed it! I was extremely popular in school, I still have lots of friends. I have a wicked career & partner. Great memories to look back on and excited for the ones I'm going to make with all of my cool friends. OP is sad, sad, sad

@ Degree holder BIG thumbs up!
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