Sunday, October 4, 2009

Not High School Again?!

  When I go into the forums on different venues & social networking sites, it sometimes feel like I have stepped back in time.  Like I just walked through the door, and into the hall of my old high school.  It amazes me, that turning fifty is just around the corner, and on occassion, so is high school.  Not that high school was bad, I don't mean that, it's just that as you get older, you can do with a lot less drama.   And looking back, there was always some sort of drama.  How could there not be?  It was all part of growing, learning, and trying to figure out what it meant to be a grown up.  But at this stage of my life, I am a grown up.  I know what it means to be a grown up, I've been one for years.  Or so it seems.
  In high school, teen hormones & immaturity were to blame for a lot of the drama.  And I guess at my age, alot of people would say, hormones are still to blame for the drama that pops up, every so often, in the forums.  But the thing is, we are not teenagers.  We are adults, with adult resposibilities.  We take care of others, we have jobs, we do important things everyday.  And yet, some of the post that go on in the forums, make us look like hormonal, petty, high schoolers, without a lick of sense.  It blows my mind that women such as ourselves, can regress so quick.  I am all for having fun and joking around, but not at the expense of others. 
  I will continue to pass through the forums and visit, but I will not go back to high school.  I'm just too old!

11 comments:

  1. I'm sorry - but I had to laugh! I have used that reference sooo many times here in "blogland"- it's like watching who is going to sit with the "cool kids" in the caf and who is going to wind up with jello on their lap! I guess some people just never get over that high school mentality! Sad- but I find myself watching more than interacting, as well- due to the unnecessary drama! One trip through high school was quite enough for me as well. you are NOT alone!
    :o)

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  2. Bravo!!! Hear hear!!!!! And Right On, even!!!!

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  3. I agree! I tend to avoid the forums just because I don't need that kind of drama in my life. Which is sad, because the forums could produce a lot of good things if the drama didn't occur...

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  4. BrokenWing. You nailed it! So that's why I haven't seen you around. Miss you, broken.
    Really,
    :o) button

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  5. I so agree with this!! Bravo. I don't go in the Forums much anymore because of this very reason.

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  6. Im telling my mom on you and scratching your name off my locker...

    *hee hee love it!*

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  7. Happy Birthday and many more, life does start at 50 you know.

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  8. I like checking out the forums just to see what's going on with AF, the admin have good info. But they can also be high-schoolish and whiney. When I see the thread- "what's wrong with AF and the OP says don't bother to post unless you have a complaint and it's going on for pages, I feel like I'm listening to children. Even worse are the "let's go tag", we'll show them. It's pure childish behavior.

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  9. Amen to that, FantasyClay! It seems to get worse, the longer the thread.

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