Why You Truly Never Leave High School

New York Magazine’s Jennifer Senior investigates why high school doesn’t just seem really, really important. Developmentally speaking, it is. Right before adolescence, the part of the brain that controls our reasoning, impulses and self-reflection develops rapidly. Meanwhile, because our brains aren’t fully developed, emotions are particularly influential. And that’s when we hit high school. No wonder so many of us carry those memories with us for the rest of our lives.

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