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Directions

10 Aug 2000

I’ve been pondering recently how my life would be different if I’d “gone the other way” out of high school, and decided to accept the job offer from BlairLake instead of going to college. I’d certainly be richer… but I’m pretty sure I’d be feel vaugely dissatisfied with myself for not being in school. Intellectually and idealogically I’d probably be much more similar to my high school self. My circle of friends would be smaller.

It’s a difficult question to consider, because so many of the changes I’ve undergone in the past few years have been subtle and lacking clear boundaries. Sometimes I’m envious of my friends who moved away for periods of time, because they can more easily point to a given experience and identify how it shaped them.