When I was in high school, I don't think I even knew that you *could* drop out of high school. (For the record, I didn't want to---I wasn't much of a shining star socially, but I had a few good friends and my classes/teachers were mostly decent and interesting.) Maybe it was me being naive, maybe it was socioeconomics, but I did not personally know a single person who dropped out of high school. I think that's what a lot of previous posters mean by being raised to not consider it as an option. If everyone around you is encouraging and achieving, dropping out becomes not only unattractive but kind of unfathomable.
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2/22/09 at 10:26am