Another common societal myth that I have an issue with is the one regarding hooligans in high school and how they’re supposed to get their “just desserts” once they get into the real world, while the unpopular kids end up being superstars or whatever. Like with so many other fables I believed (follow your dreams, everyone finds love), it’s a total lie and I’ve seen the results first hand.
You know the guy every school has? The guy whose name is synonymous with “Principal’s Office”? Not only is that guy from my childhood successful now, he’s a successful PHOTOGRAPHER. As in, he’s on MY turf! The artsy turf that sustains nobody financially now…and yet the guy who was suspended from school for nearly half of every school year is doing pretty well taking fancy snapshots. COOL JOKE UNIVERSE.