Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Where do we belong?

Ever wonder what your life have been like if you went to a different school in a different town and had a completely different set of friends? You'd probably look completely diffrent than you do now; talk different, dress differently. You'd do diffrent after-school activities, listen to different music. Well, that's exactly what's happening with this whole-college-should-I-go-to? thing. Of course, your parents and teatchers will tell you it dosen't matter where you go, it's what you make of it. I'm sure that's partly true. But if I'm not going to fit in at a certain school because everyone there wears Seven jeans instead of Blue Cults or thinks carrying your caramel poodle puppy around with you everywhere in a Burberry doggie tote is pretentious, I want to know now.

Not that the jeans or the dog make the girl. Well... actually, they sort of do.

The good thing about all of this is that if any of us have made or are about to make any major social-status-altering blunders, we'll have blank canvas os college with which to reinvent our-selves. And it looks like some of us are going to be reinventing big-time. Remember that guy who didn't get in anywhere? His dad had the brilliant idea that military school was the place for him. Four more years of uniforms. No Prada. A crew cut. And no more monograms!

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