Jackie O on School Days
"If school days are the happiest of your life, I'm hanging myself with my skiprope tonight." (at the age of 16, in 1945.) We hesitated before posting this, and not just because we had to look up what a "skiprope" is.
The hesitation was because the prevalence and incidence of teen suicide has skyrocketed since 1945, as has the prevalence and incidence of eating disorders, bullying, drug addicition etc etc. Yea, yea, we know, it was 1945 and 1945 was a long, long time ago. Of course what hasn't changed is the difficulty of being 16 +/-. Hard in 1945, hard today.
So, no matter what your age, no matter what year you did or will (or didn't or won't) make it through High School, we've all got stories of school days and growing up – so let's share them. Tell us about yours. Happy, sad, or not much worth talking about? School days and growing up…let's #discuss.