Some jobs require you to work well past your 8 hour day and even do extra work at home. Also, you're exaggerating; the workload in high school isn't that bad. You wouldn't be forced to stay up late if you didn't procrastinate.
In high school, your main concerns are your clothes, your grades, and what movie you're seeing that Friday. In the real world, your main concerns are your bills, your children, and your marriage.
I agree the "real life" is much harder but the workload in high school (mine at least) really is a lot especially if you take ap classes. I've had nights when I got straight off the bus (at 4) and started my work but still didn't finish my work until 1 or 2 only stopping for about 30 minutes to eat supper. Just one ap class homework assignment at my school can take up to 4 or 5 hours, working at an average speed. Your high school my have been easy but there are others that require a lot of work.
I took several AP classes in high school and I was never remotely overwhelmed by my workload. It's a matter of personal experience, I suppose.
I don't have trouble with my ap classes (I currently take 4), I ace them all but the work just takes an extremely long time to finish.
I was always the do-the-least-work-possible-but-still-get-a-better-grade-than-you person that everyone hates.
Ugh my friend is like that! I envy you guys!
People who didn't think highschool was hard obviously don't have Asian parents
calm down it's a joke
In the "real world", you have to worry about paying bills, mortgages, buying food, etc. I'd take high school and homework over that any day.
Just go with the flow dude
This is how I always thought of it. School would be decent if we didn't have homework.
Jeez guys, stop one-upping each other! Life is as hard as you make it out to be, and another thing - not all teenagers just worry about the weekend and how they look etc.
In my opinion, teenagers say they have it tough because they have an uncertain future and at that moment in time everything they do has an effect on their future, add hormones and you got a big old mess. At least when you are an adult things are somewhat certain, but of course you've got bills and parenthood and that sucks.
Also, I totally agree with ScrewMidol and SOFTBALL8.
No matter how hard you say something is there's always gonna be dozens of assholes saying that you have it easy compared to them. Highschool is hard and "real life" is hard. People who say that real life is hard because of bills and mortgages and parenting really only have it hard because they put themselves in a shitty situation. Life is only as hard as you make it
Your inexperience in the real world is apparent. Honestly, how is high school hard?
I like how you say I have inexperience without knowing me at all. Highschool was hard, especially since I went to a pretty tough private school. Weekly history essays, and a ton of homework combined with sports made for a hard 4 years--That's how
Well, do you have any experience in the real world?
Currently enrolled in my 6th year of college away from home (home for the next 3 days though) been paying taxes, rent, and other expenses. Three seasons out of the year I work for a farmer's market and am currently searching for an internship. Not to meantion having to take care of my younger brother who lives with me and has been unable to find a secure job. That's about it I guess.
And you think all of that is easier than high school?
From my personal experience, high school was a breeze. I was never even remotely overwhelmed by my workload. In fact, it was barely a concern of mine. In high school, you really do not have much responsibility. Maybe "hard" is not the right word to describe the difference between living life as an adolescent and living life as an adult, but when you are older...you definitely have more important things to deal with.
Its about the same if you factor in maturity and experience. It's still nothing I can't handle, but being almost 24, I can handle a lot more than I could back in highschool.
Even if you don't put yourself in shitty situation bills can be hard. And parenting will always be hard in that it's a lot of work and dedication.
I think I'm just gonna stay out of this one...
This really varies a lot from person to person, so I wish you'd all quit fighting over who has it worse. It's all a matter of perspective. Either can be better or worse than the other, depending on which tasks each person undertakes and how well the person works in certain areas.
Something people tend to forget about when it comes down to 'real life' verse high school life is during high school, you're hormones are on the verge of being uncontrolable and it's a BIG factor with how you deal with things. I think the two are almost the same with how you have to deal with things; after all, high school teaches you how to live in the real world, but during that time, you have deal with hormones you aren't use too, with situations you aren't familiar with. As an adult, you're ready for them and can take them on. Yes, it's harder out there but you aren't ready during your high school days.
But all of this is my opinion and view on things.
Highschool and real life are only as hard as you make it. Being 16 I don't have any "real life" experience, but my experience so far tells me your outlook on life has a HUGE impact on how hard it is for you.
I took a tough course load in HS, but I was only working late into the night if I started them late. I work a lot harder in college, but I enjoy it. The real world? Not so excited for figuring that out.
No assignments after work? Yeah. If you're working at McDonalds.
A friend of mine has many AP classes and she goes home and starts her hw immediately ans she finished at 4 in the morning sometimes... That's on a bad night sometimes she finishes at 11. But in the real world I think that it is really hard when you first start out but once you get a hold on things then it gets easier.