You're Not Being Graded
Most of us spend at least 13 years in school from Kindergarten to senior year. Many of us spend quite a few more. Starting in pre-school through graduating from law school, I spent 22 years in school. On the day of my law school graduation, I was three months shy of 25. In other words, I'd been in school for 88% of my life.
Since then, I took bar review class to study for the bar exam, earned a certification in healthcare compliance and became a certified life coach tacking on another two years of school. So even all of these years later, two weeks away from turning 41, I've spent 59% of my life in school.
Many of you have also spent half to two-thirds of your life in school.