Teenier Skepchick Tip for School
Cassie has recently done a post on good tips for doing well in school this year which I ought to follow but probably won’t even though I really ought to… So do as I say, not as I do.
There is one teeny-tiny Teen Skepchick tip I’d like to add about socializing in high school.
The best way to deal with high school drama is to not deal with it.
There are other things to do which are much more worth-while than back-stabbing, “getting back” at someone (who will inevitably try to “get back” at you for “getting back” at them until somebody forgives and forgets), or concentrating on other people’s love lives.
Of course, it helps to talk about it with your friends. The problem is that this often leads to spending far too much time gossiping and dwelling on depressing things which don’t matter and can’t be fixed.
Here’s a list of what you could be doing instead of dwelling on high school drama:
- Astronomy (you’d be surprised how much you can do from your own backyard).
- Shopping for BOOKS!!!
- Reading books you bought from bookstores.
- Listening to music.
- Listening to NPR.
- Listening to Point of Inquiry (podcast).
- Hanging out with friends you’re not mad at.
- Ice skating.
- Playing an instrument.
- Dancing in the streets for no particular reason.
- Cuddling with teddy bears.
- Aiding Elles in her search for pink dancing unicorns on Neptune.
- Trying to get accepted into Hogwarts.
- Volunteering for a cause.
- Fooding (making food, eating food, obtaining free food)
- Going for a walk.
- Watching Doctor Who.
- Eating sugar.
- Spending time with family.
- Taking long walks on beaches.
- Eating candle-lit dinners.
- Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Darwin-Wallace paper on evolution by natural selection.
- Celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday (this February 12th).
- Starting a campus group of fellow teen skepchicks and teen skepdudes (I’ll post something about this later hopefully).
- Root beer.
- Cuddling with adowable, cute furry animals. Awww…
- Watching Pocahontas (the only redeeming quality of Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is the character John Rolfe who is surprisingly attractive for a two-dimensional animated character who misrepresents the historical person he’s based on, whereas John Smith in Pocahontas is played by Mel Gibson).
- Making evil-genius plots to promote science and reason.
- Eating ice cream well after midnight.
- Watching sunrises and sunsets.
- Reading Teen Skepchick.