Originally Posted by acidboy
ime, I WISH I invested more into studying in hs and college. make no mistake- I am very very happy with where I am in my life right now, but looking back I realize I didn't take full advantage of what I had back then- specially studying in the best schools around here, and chosen to just "coast along" in school when I know I can do much more than that.
Yeah, but hindsight is 20/20. If I would have known better I might have:
1) Studied my ass of in HS
2) Attended Princeton
3) Studied my ass off at Princeton
4) Rhodes Scholar
6) Clerk for a Supreme Court Justice
7) State Department
But life doesn't work like that, at least not for most of us. Most of us screw up for awhile and then snap out of it one day and try to put something good together that will take us somewhere. That's what I did, and I'm goddamn I'm proud I did it my way. Don't get me wrong, following the above mentioned path may have been more straightforward (even if it demands incredible amounts of work) but I'm proud of myself that I turned my life around, to some extent. It's really been a wonderful and affirming experience, as corny as that sounds.