I was thinking of the book 'Neuromancer' since I read that in high school but then I started to reflect on those 4 years and a few other choices sprang to mind:
- The reports from my guidance counselor that I read during the many parent/teacher/student meetings I endured.
- Words of 'wisdom' from the vice-principal.
- The mind-numbing high school propaganda that engulfed me with such memorable phrases as 'We are a team!', etc. In truth, high school is an intensely painful period of time for many adolescents. With the seemingly endless array of elitist cliques, giggling vacuous cheerleaders, and domineering jocks, it's rather amazing so many kids emerge without profound emotional scars.