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You always hear people say, “have fun in high school, they’re the best years of your life.” But are they really?

Key Points:

  • The high school years are great for some people and not so great for others.
  • The idea that the high school years are the “best years of your life” is probably well-meaning from those who say it, but it often backfires.
  • The lie that the high school years are the high point of life can cause people to go to dumb places to find the happiness they’re told they need to be experiencing.
  • For those who struggle with depression or anxiety, they can feel even worse because they’re not enjoying themselves in high school.
  • While it’s true that high school usually isn’t the best years of life for many people, high school can still be an enjoyable season. Don’t sabotage yourself!
  • For many, life after high school improves greatly, so don’t think life is all downhill once you graduate high school.

Quote This:

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some good things about high school?
  3. What are some not-so-good things about high school?
  4. Do you know some people (maybe yourself) who aren’t enjoying high school? Explain.
  5. What are some new, positive experiences you can have in high school?
  6. Do you think it’s true that high school is “the best years of your life?” Why or why not?
  7. What are you looking forward to after high school?
  8. What will you miss once high school is over?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.