Edited to add the bonus question, which I missed earlier. Thank you, !
1. Did you like high school? Why or why not?
Not really. It was better than middle school, but it was boring and shallow.
2. Did you ever consider yourself a member of “The Breakfast Club”? Why or why not? Which “role” did you fit into? (Feel free to define a new role.)
The movie postdates my high school days 😉 I wasn’t in any of the roles from the movie in any way that I really recognize. I was a brain—but I was also in chorus and band and drama and otherwise involved in a lot of stuff. I considered the chess club guys “brains” in that sense (I was just on the math and debate teams, okay?) I got along relatively well with a lot of different kinds of people.
3. A 16-year old Canadian girl is going to jail for a year because a boy she bullied eventually killed himself. Do you agree or disagree with this decision? Why or why not?
I don’t know the story, so I can’t honestly give an opinion. I do think that bullying should be taken very seriously.
4. Did you ever encounter a bully in high school? What happened? How did you deal with it? (Alternatively, if you were a bully, why did you make that choice?)
Not in high school, no. I did encounter them in middle school. I broke a bully’s nose with my flute case within the first week of getting my flute in 6th grade and nobody really hassled me physically after that.
5. What’s your suggestion to end the social differences in high school teens? Is there a quick-fix solution? Can anyone join “The Breakfast Club” or is that even exclusive? Why or why not?
High school is bullshit. The whole idea of the teen years the way modern American society does it is nonsense. It isn’t good for society or the teens involved. I’d toss public education and turn to homeschooling and something similar to the apprenticeship system.
Bonus Question—What year did you graduate from high school? What was your class song?
I graduated from Berkmar High School in 1984. I think the class song was “We Will Never Pass This Way Again” but that might have been from the year before (I was in the chorus and we performed at several graduations over the years). I seem to recall someone singing a contemporary Christian song that was popular at the time, something about friends, too.