Is real life really like high school?

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I’ve heard it said that real life is like high school; full of uncertainly, figuring out who you are and how you fit in and what group(s) you belong to. Yesterday, I attended my 35 year high school reunion from St. Edmunds, which at that time was an all girl school.

If that statement is true, that real life is like high school; the outlook is good. We’ve grown up, gotten over the things that bothered us, though I did overhear a few “You know, you made my life hell” comments, but all in all what you remember, as the great Streisand so aptly sings in “The Way We Were” is,

it’s the laughter that we’ll remember.

The best feeling I came away with is that as women we’ve learned how to be good friends which in high school seemed as if it was much more of a challenge. Good lesson to teach our own daughters.

All the best to the class of 1974.

It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.
-Marlene Dietrich, German movie actress (1901 – 1992)

One Response to “Is real life really like high school?”

  1. Ellen Birmingham Massaro says:

    Tina, you’re right. As another of the girls of St. Edmund’s 74, I know it’s the laughter that we remember. My husband of 30 years passed away in January, and although I am still in the beginning of the grieving process for him, I can see that life has been good, full of wonder and joy and laughter. Thanks for being a part of that.

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