It's not so much connections but it's more like school's pathing is certainly academic based and we do have to remember that academic != job as skills and trades have their place as well. Some kids may not be so rebellious in school if there are schools equipped for skills and trades at an earlier time (like at high school) instead of post-secondary only so can't totally blame them... I am not teaching anywhere atm partially because gov't is super tight on the money but also for reasons mentioned last time too... sigh sigh.
As for posting, I just post in DCC here and there if I see topics I can relate to. Certainly a lot of random side-chatter~ Though even with the age of everyone like 16+ for most part, I do have to wonder why do they always talk about high school XD Aren't most of them starting post-second already? =o
Since I opted for the professorial thing and not just teaching anywhere, I still have more schooling to do before I can even achieve that but I can't as long as I can't find work to build up my savings. I'm almost at the point of writing off the last five years of my life as a huge mistake and going into whatever menial labor I can find. I'm not getting any younger T_T
A lot of the students who won't do homework are probably sadly doing better than us, as going through school a lot of them may have thought "school's not important, daddy has connections so I'm set no matter how lazy I am right now" and others are too ignorant to be unhappy with their current station. These are kinds of things I have to force myself very hard not to think about so that I don't become a horrible misanthrope, hating every single person with a job who has somehow managed to climb this stupid magical Mount Everest of actually getting hired somewhere, anywhere, that I can't even do with my 4.0 GPA and years of tireless devotion to learning and doing my best....blegh.
I already went a couple of days without posting until this afternoon, and I didn't feel like I was soing anyone much of a disservice for doing so :p The afterglow of my reappearance is gone and I can just be a member again. It's a relief.
And not so much that I ignore you but jetlag kills me only up at night blah... and I'm being a bum right now trying to contemplate on the toughness of getting a job, or how to get a job... there's complication in the teaching career that the general philosophy of "apply to EVERYTHING" doesn't apply and it confuses me =( soooo really not much better off than you at all. Need to decide if I really like the classroom atmosphere or if I want to do tutor-focused job (or if there's job at all in anything). Sighhh what a drag.
That's always how it goes right? Youngsters who are still students go wahhhh on stuff and then once they reach 20+, "oh crap should've done that." XD Sigh silly kids who never, ever, ever do homework even when it's reasonable amount =(
Again don't worry about changing the environment to fit people. There's just times when we just post when we see something we can connect to, or make new topics if we see fit randomly. As for the "legend" of old PC and all... really it's not that sugary and all butterfly to talk about heh, I don't think that'll ever be actually talked of or posted or blogged about (as much as that's offered XD it won't happen I don't think.)
Ah, well if you have family worth talking to that's a point in fb's favor. I just....completely and utterly don't. My father was 50 when I was born, so you can imagine that I never really had any cousins around my age to associate with. They were all already grown, and, well, mostly in prison for various sex crimes <_<
School you can sort of identify with because you're a teacher, yeah? For me.....that's still a far-off abstract fantasy. So anything that's not relevant to a guy approaching his mid 20s who is a bum and has therefore had too much time to sit around and contemplate inane topics is hard for me to converse about, and high school life is one of those things. Also I am a jealous bastard who had a dull and mostly sub-optimal high school experience and I don't want to hear the younguns complaining about electives that I would have killed to have the option of taking or things like that :p
I was wondering if the closeness of Kairi's and my returns weren't just a freak coincidence. I'd love to bring more vets back just by my presence, but the people who knew me best back then also know that I'm nothing special and can't singlehandedly make PC a fun place again for those who grew tired of it. This "legend" stuff people are spouting is humbling but utterly baseless nonsense.
I thought the same way as you until I realized that it's almost impossible to catch-up to people... and I think that it depends on what group of people you are out with rather you are getting DCC style of posts in FB, or if you are getting "lol that was a large pile of poo in the washroom!" post. What really changed my mind was a month ago going back to HK to visit all of my cousins, and the family group in FB are making rather... more intelligent than usual posts in FB. so Lol~
Well it's just that I'm sure there's a "group" made for all old veterans and all but we never got it lifted off a ground to be a DCC type of group for us oldies to be all nostalgic and stuff. I know what you said but I find DCC to be *mostly* acceptable, look at all the school talk XD I chatted about this kind of stuff just now with Kairi and I said the same thing to her: instead of trying to find an environment that fits us and shaping it to be the way we like it (the old PC), I just find it much easier to stop comparing current PC to old PC. I post when I see something worth posting about, and then don't post if the topic isn't something I can relate to.
And to assure you more: Kairi said that at first she isn't sure if coming back is a good idea and all, but seeing *your* posts above everyone else made it reassuring that it's a fine decision.
Somehow, even if I was younger, I probably wouldn't be using fb even on principle. For whatever reason I developed a deep revulsion for this whole social networking thing when it began to take off T_T I can't believe the early 2000s is already "the old days" when you actually had to speak to friends on the telephone, people had no way to declare to the world that they were eating a sandwich and no expectation that everyone would care.
I'd probably get a fb just to connect with some of those old vets....but the idea of being on PC and having a life being two mutually-exclusive categories hurts T_T I'll never fit into this place as well as I used to just by virtue of my having aged out of most of the interests and concerns of the youngsters that populate this place. Debating them is bringing a gun to a knife fight. Please tell me where I'm still relevant and useful, frosty T__________T
What you said describe me like perfectly. Originally don't use fb now I use it to try to delude myself that I'm not old yet =( must get hobbies and jobs to sound productive.
I tried to ask Niko/Oni Flygon to come back but he said that he's afraid he can't commit, cause he actually got a life and all... but he was saying maybe can form a group in fb with all of us oldies of PC? That maybe something to think about.
Things are uneventful for the time being, I suppose. Other than mailing the occasional resume and helping my sick mom when she needs assistance, I've got a whole lot of nothing going on right now. I game, I watch television, I do whatever I can to make myself feel like I'm not hurtling quickly toward old age :x