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What were you like as a student? (Susan James)

Susan James I was a fair student, overall. I loved litera...

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Date: July 11th, 2019 3:26 PM
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Susan James

I was a fair student, overall. I loved literature. Math scared the shit out of me. I think I was above average in intelligence (but who the hell doesn’t think that), but I was shy and had a lot of social anxiety so I was quiet, kept me mouth shut and tried to hide in plain sight. I always felt like an outsider, I never felt like I was part part of any group.

The worst was high school. I attended a Catholic high school. Let me tell you, their’s no place more cut-throat that a Catholic high school. Nobody wanted to be there (most of the kids would have preferred being in public school), so it’s like rats in a cage; everybody took out their unhappiness on their fellow students. It’s the same groups like every high school; there were to jocks, the high-achievers, the dumb kids, and the untouchable outcasts (like me) only everything was turned up a notch in terms of cruelty. The girl cliques were the worst; bitchy, merciless, cruel just for fun. They tortured me no end.

College was better because I was able to focus just on the area that interested me and there was no social class system. I probably would have done better, though, but being away from home for the first time, I really let go and turned into a party girl with lots sex and drinking.