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January 2nd, 2009 at 01:41 am

I found a few people I've known since back in high school, and it's interesting to see more recent photos of them, as well as a glimpse of where they might be today.

I could be wrong (because they'd have to approve me for me to be able to see their profile) but it seems like they've moved on to much bigger and better things. One of them works at Microsoft now. Another graduated from Wesleyen and yet another graduated from Havard. One of them, surprisingly enough, ended up in the same city that I am in!

But when I look at this, I can't help but feel that somehow I've become a colossal failure. I mean, I graduated high school with honors, and even got special mention by the Principle himself. And yet, these people seems to have done so much better. Where did I go wrong? Why am I a complete screw-up?

I'm sorry, perhaps it's the late night talking, and perhaps it's the fact that I can even doubt myself like this that partially answers my own question. I don't know.

But it doesn't change reality. Good or bad, thick or thin, I still must go on.... I still have to live my life. I just... wish I amounted to something more that's all.

LinkedIn is timing out right now. Not entirely sure why, but I'm going to see how that works out before I decide on what I want to use in order to establish an online resume. That was the original intention anyway, before I got side-tracked and started looking up people I used to know. Hehe. Sigh.

12 Responses to “Facebook”

  1. moneybags Says:

    Don't feel bad. Not everyone is meant to be the president of a huge corporation. There is a wide spectrum on which to measure success, don't compare yourself to others.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I agree, I graduated with honors from high school, won a full scholarship but got married too young. I am still very happy with my life.(found the right person to marry the 2nd time)

  3. Jeffrey Says:

    The key to success isn't a job title or a school you graduated from, but whether you are doing the things that you want to do. I know some people that have the "perfect resume" and you would think that they have everything and are absolutely miserable.

    The best part is that the past doesn't equal the future. If you think you haven't done enough (not compared to others, but just yourself) then you have the opportunity to rectify that starting today.

  4. merch Says:

    Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.
    (Jim Rohn )

  5. snoopycool Says:

    I sometimes feel that way, too, then I have to do a reality check. I like my life, and had I continued on in my old one, I would have had a great resume and no children. Even in spite of our unemployment situation right now, I prefer this life.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    Ahhh yes, the comparison question. Here's what Facebook does NOT tell you about. Bankruptcies/Family Fueds/Job losses/Alcoholism/Drug use/Depression...Facebook is a big old "first date"; The package is well modified from it's original version because people are easily able to hide their flaws.
    I am on facebook and I have plenty of problems I do not address on my webpage.

  7. MICLASON Says:

    Yep, you only show what you want to show...
    Besides, really, what would you rather be a great executive or a great person? (not that one couldn't be both, but... yeah, you know what they are doing, but you don't know what kind of person they've become!)

  8. Ralph Says:

    You could just be a late bloomer (like me!Smile). I am somewhat convinced that someday I will come up with a "Grand Unification Theory" type of idea. But in the meantime, and even if that never happens, I try to live my life in a good way as I'm sure you do also, so that's nothing to sneeze at!

  9. princessperky Says:

    Whats so great about Harvard?

    I graduated high school with honors and all, yet academically I do nothing more strenuous than help GMC with his math....though admittedly it is hard enough!

    Success is not all about fancy titles on a resume.

    Quite frankly I would be happier with a responsible kid than a degree (though I seem to have neither Frown.)

  10. gruntina Says:

    I think you are your own worst enemy! Itís funny how a title or description of someone can make them appear bigger or smaller than they really are.

    I feel really behind in comparison to my peers but that is only because I grew up in Montana where there is a lower handle bars when it comes to achieving marriage, having a home, children and etc because of the lower cost of living and a more conservative culture. I now live in the Bay Area and instead of getting married and having a house at an earlier age, the lifestyle culture is different and a much higher cost of living. Even though the wage is significantly higher in the Bay Area, it does not nearly go as far as the lower wage in Montana. I struggle keeping up here but then again I live in a beautiful area that is rich in culture.

  11. whitestripe Says:

    lol - do you remember my post a while back about my friend with the 350z?

    can i just say... DITTO!

    but! you can't let it get to you. What have YOU done that they have not? What have YOU achieved that they haven't? What are your values compared to theirs? You might find some very big differences. I know I have!

  12. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehe. Thanks gang for making me feel better. You're right. I can't compare myself to others. I don't live their lives anyway. I am what I am, and the best thing I can do is to simply be a better me.

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