I've gotten this before from many other people. High school seems to be the metaphorical cornerstone of most people's lives. I, on the other hand, did not go to high school. What does this mean for my cultural and social consciousness? That I lack a near-ubiquitous social substrate? Sometimes it would indeed seem so.

At the same time, sometimes I'm glad I missed the banality and the other negative aspects of high school, but lacking experiential knowledge of the subject, I cannot truly say whether I'd rather have been raised differently.