The most misguided words of so-called encouragement are "high school is the best time of your life." Whether you loved high school or hated it, here are a few reasons why that statement is simply not true.
Your future is what you make of it
High school is only the best time of your life if you allow it to be.
College comes after high school
If you have the opportunity to go to college, take it. You will be surrounded by students and professors so much more educated than what your high school had to offer.
After high school, you start learning about what you're actually interested in
You get internships related to your future career. You take classes that you truly enjoy.
"Adult" responsibilities aren't all that bad
This is usually the big scary thing that adults try to scare you with. Just reach out to find those who can advise and support you along the way. With responsibility also comes the fun of individuality and choice.
You soon become surrounded by those with the same passions
After high school, you start spending time with people who share your interests. From peers and professors to co-workers and friends, you find people who are just like you.