Everyone wants to be in a band- I think Ben touched upon this in one of his 5238902 comments on that other post, but yeah, I think I can confirm that pretty much everybody under the age of 30 has aspirations of being in a rock band. I knew that one of my assistant golf coaches was in a band (bass/backup vocals), and I recently found out that the other one was in a band of his own (guitar, sound recording and mixing). I found this out during team pictures, when he was talking to one of my teamates. About his band (lead singer, lol). Yeah, I didn’t mention ours, because I didn’t want any of them assuming I had musical talent, but yeah, we’re going to be totally better than the million other ones. Yeah.
Everyone is condescending- In Arcadia, at least. Ben, I know you were worrying about how you always seem to sound condescending, but I think I can pretty much say that pretty much everyone in Arcadia is like that. Some people do it more than others, and some are more annoying doing so (and there are those who do it very often and very annoyingly, not mentioning any names, but I think we might all have someone in mind). But pretty much, it seems like everyone at AHS acts like this, and not just once every few weeks.
This arrogance seems pretty much ingrained into AHS culture. I guess that it’s almost like a developed instinct, an adaptation that everyone has developed in order to help them survive in this place. It probably has to do with a lot of the academic competition, and the Asian habit of being compared to others. Maybe a lot of it stemmed from just acting in order to fit in, but after a certain point, this acting pretty much becomes a part of everyone, and thus a common and accepted part of how things work. It isn’t healthy, but not much around here is anyway. Or maybe none of this is true, and my sleep deprivation is just making me very easily annoyed at people.
Everyone is taking 3-5 AP’s next year- This is only capped at 5 because the school won’t allow 6. But of course, there probably is someone out there taking 6 (7?) APs next year, this being Arcadia. Well, I guess not literally everyone is part of this, since there are some who are rational enough to to jeopardize their lives and sleep unecessarily. But I’m surprised at how many people are planning on doing this next year. It’s crazy. It seems like we all kind of assumed that senior year would be very relaxing for all of us, with everybody just kind of hanging out and just barely exerting enough effort to pass our Sheltered Intro to Office Technology class. But that’s going to be hard to do, since everyone is taking an equal number, or in most cases, more AP’s than previous years, and will at the same time be doing college apps. I wonder how much of this is because everyone looks at everyone else, and feels compelled to take more AP’s. Peer pressure sucks. The system sucks. Life sucks.