violet, I agree. Our math teacher says our high school grades really DO matter, that her son got one B in high school and got a scholarship that was $2000 less than he would have gotten with all A's. Due to certain factors (financial, social, etc.), I feel like I have to keep my 4.0 GPA the whole 4 years of high school, even if it means taking easier classes or not sleeping much.
I also don't spend much time with my friends at all because of school, and afterschool activities, and homework, and everything else. They spend tons of time together, visiting each other's houses, driving each other to various places, and talking about all the things they've done. When I'm sitting right next to them, out of the loop and not sure what to say.
But the things I regret are:
Thinking people are one way just because of one thing they say or do.
Being offended at silly things
Telling everyone that I'll be a dermatologist when I grow up
Getting too competitive about things (especially ones I can't control)
Being very shy (especially when I was younger, but now I'm just shy around lots of people, especially if I don't know them very well)
Saying things I'm thinking about (I sound like an idiot on occasion)
Not saying things I'm thinking about (People sometimes will think I'm upset with them and giving them the cold shoulder; when actually I had a really ingenious thing to say but my mouth wouldn't open.)
Edited by Amat Gotchi, 01 June 2013 - 04:24 PM.