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  •  Lucky you (1+ / 0-)
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    Clytemnestra

    for having such good experiences. I did not. Of course since you had better teachers, you deserve a comment rec for that.

    "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 06:01:48 PM PDT

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    •  no, but I think sometimes we as human beings (0+ / 0-)

      lump everything in together and fail to look at the instances were something was truly inspiring.

      We are planning our 30th high school reunion now and have run into people who claim that they had a miserable time in high school, but they were in all sorts of clubs and school activities ... if they were so miserable why did they stay one more minute on the campus than necessary?

      But this is human nature ... I could say grades 1-4 were absolutely horrible, and they were -- 6 year olds don't contemplate suicide if everything is going fine ... but there were 2 teachers, 1 student teacher and a best friend in 2 grade that made those years not totally suck.

      I'm sorry every year was a bad experience for you . . . it may have been the same for me but for my parents intervening and putting me in private school for 1 year (the redoing of 4th grade) had that not happened, I probably wouldn't be here now.

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 10:12:34 PM PDT

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      •  This was in private school (0+ / 0-)

        I didn't say every year was a bad experience. There's a lot of room between bad and inspiring. If there were a single inspiring incident I'm sure I'd remember it clearly just as I do these incidents from over 4 decades ago.

        I don't have this problem:.

        no, but I think sometimes we as human beings (0+ / 0-)
        lump everything in together and fail to look at the instances were something was truly inspiring.

        "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 11:33:57 PM PDT

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      •  And I'm not sure what the point of your (0+ / 0-)

        stomping all over my memories with your good ones is, as if you can somehow obliterate my bad experience with retelling your good one. Or it's supposed to dredge up better memories that I've kept repressed all these years or something, or your good ones somehow invalidate mine. I'm not sure why you weighed in at all.

        "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 11:35:49 PM PDT

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