I Thought So
We are all flawed in our own minds. "In a sea of imperfect people I am the most imperfect of all" is what we tell ourselves. After one mistake or one mishap we are suddenly scum of the Earth and anything that could go wrong does. We have this mindset until we interact with literally any other human being. Take an upcoming high school student starting the next chapter of their lives with and abundance of enthusiasm. They enter high school with all of the left over baggage from three years of middle school torture. The rest of the school simply sees fresh meat. For a whole year all freshmen will hear is "god you're such a freshman", "ugh i'm in a class full of freshmen", "if you think that's hard just wait till next year." A constant barrage of complaints and warnings that result in four years of wishing for a way out. It's a perfect system if you think about it. Put a group of highly impressionable kids in a space where they are each others greatest enemies and greatest allies and challenge them to find a way out. They'll either make it out or crack under the pressure due to the numerous mental illnesses they've collected along the way. I think we all agree the part that draws the most attention is the teenage romance. Watching young men and women that have barely figured out themselves try to figure out each other. The never ending identity crisis that is dating in high school. Over the next few months i'll share my particular journey.. to anyone who wants to read it.