How I wonder who you are?
Do you ever think back to your high-school or college days and wonder what all your friends (and enemies) are up to? Applications like Facebook, Classemates, and MySpace have certainly made it easy to recreate old connections and bridge gaps that have been created between former friends, but there’s always a few questions that linger in the back of your mind, right? Or am I the only one?
I was talking to a few of my high-school friends on MSN and AIM a little while ago and I realized that after high-school I really did take off in a whole different direction. Most of my friends went on to college and university, a few took on trades, and one of them even won the lottery for $38 million, but I still managed to fly off to somewhere else entirely.
Most of my friends went to college and university. By now they’ve all graduated and found decent jobs (I’m sure) and are working hard to make room for themselves in our crowded modern society. I went to university, but I never graduated. I never felt the motivation to actually attend class and finish what I had started, and so after spending nearly $15,000 I am no further ahead than I was when I started (according to my friends and family, anyway).
Yet, looking entirely from an income and overall job satisfaction level, most of my friends make decent money (around $50K a year seems to be the average) and are decently satisfied with their work. I make good coin (more than all of my friends) and love what I do, yet ALL of my high-school chums constantly remind me to “get a real job” and finish my degree. I don’t know if the jokes on them (it’s too early to tell), but right now I’m happy doing exactly what I’m doing.
But, out of everyone I went to school with, there’s one woman who has really taken off. She has her degree, her own business, a private jet, and just about every car I could ever dream of, and she started with nothing. What I find really funny about all of this is that during high-school she was really average in every way- average grades, didn’t really participate in school events, and just managed to coast through high-school without making too many waves. Now she’s a multi-millionaire by her own design.
I love how ironic life can be.
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