11 Lies Told by Movies and TV Shows About High School

11 Lies Told by Movies and TV Shows About High School

After watching various shows and movies, we go into high school with high expectations but sorry to say, those are probably wrong.
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Clearly growing up in the last 50 years means that you have watched show after show after show about high school. After discovering that school isn't all fun and games like High School Musical, you start to think, what other lies have these onscreen shows told us? Encroaching on my final year of high school, it's quickly stacked up all the ways that reality differs from TV, so here's just a list of 12 basic reasons.

1. Dating

According to TV, they make dating in high school seem like this BIG romantic thing that'll last for ages. When in actually reality, your relationships will probably last a few months at max.

2. Cars

Remember Sharpay's car? And the cars from 10 Things I Hate About You? Well, news flash, a majority of the kids you're going to school with won't have totally bomb rides. It'll probably be more like the car Troy has in the final movie.

3. Parties

Let's be honest, these movies make it seem like high school is filled with out of control parties with no parental supervision. HA! To be fair, if you throw a party, only about half the people you invite will even show up. Everyone will be too busy chilling with their small group of friends to have any interest in going to a party hosted by someone they don't even know.

4. Class

The thing that bummed me out the most was not about parties and maybe not even about dating, it was about classes. Like damn, for some reason in movies they hardly spend any time in class but yet if I miss class, that's consider "wrong" or "detention worthy?" Pft, oh please.

5. Style

Let's just get this straight, this isn't Vegas or a runway, don't dress like it because most of your fellow classmates won't as well. Granted, half the kids who walk into class will probably be still in sweats or pajamas.

6. Dress Codes

Expanding on the whole style thing, let's not forget most high schools have a dress code in place. Evidently our shoulders and knees are too inviting and distracting for the school place. Maybe that's why no work ever gets done on TV.

7. Football Games

Simple as this: they're not as big as movies make them out to be. And nothing big is gonna happen at a game **cough cough** Avalon High

8. Elections

Also not as big as the movies. And there's the very high chance you might not even know the kid(s) running for office, especially if you're a coined introvert.

9. Friends

The same group you walked in with freshman year, likely will not be the same group you walk out with 4 years later. You will make friends and you will lose a few as well, but hey, it's just life. As for me and my squad, there's a remaining 4 of us original members; we started with 6.

10. Dances

They are a hoot! Just kidding. Yes, they are fun. But you'll probably end up ditching before it ends. And there probably won't be a whole ton of dancing. With so many bodies, the temperature seems to be pretty close to hell. So that's something to look forward to. On the plus side, you get to dress up and judge your fellow classmates.

11. "Best four years?"

This one is up to debate. My friends and I could very much agree that it is better than junior high but certainly not the best four years of our lives. Meanwhile, a friend who graduated before us says it was her best four years. I guess it's all about prospective.


Whether or not you love or hate high school, it's a learning experience each and everyone of us is forced to go through. So I suggest you suck it up, and power through it. But don't forget to try and have some fun. Join a few clubs, do a sport, meet new people. In the end we each make our own high school experience.


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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved
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To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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