It actually got so much better...

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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Nov 25, 2012 at 5:28pm

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

Nov 25, 2012 at 9:01pm

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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Nov 25, 2012 at 9:58pm

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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Nov 26, 2012 at 3:43am

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

Nov 26, 2012 at 7:48am

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

Nov 26, 2012 at 10:11am

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

Nov 26, 2012 at 12:46pm

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

Nov 26, 2012 at 6:14pm

It's true, the "cool" kids peaked in high school. Their lives are downhill from there.

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Nov 26, 2012 at 11:38pm

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

Nov 27, 2012 at 6:58pm

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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