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What Hollywood teaches about high school ... For better or for worse

Published: Friday, April 29 2011 12:34 p.m. MDT

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Rule No. 10: The High School Reunion is a traumatic referendum on whether you have succeeded or failed in life.

The Culprit: “Peggy Sue Got Married”

The Message: You may think graduation is your ticket to freedom from the oppressive cauldron of pain that is adolescence, but if you don’t succeed in the real world, you will have to return and face judgment at reunions for the rest of your life.

The Reality: When I went to my 10-year reunion, a decade’s worth of marriages, pregnancies and other factors made it almost impossible to recognize who was supposed to be judging me. Which was good, because I was unemployed, single and living with my parents at the time.
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