Recently Liz commented on how high school was a type of hell for her. She is not the only one. It would seem to be odd that parents would knowingly subject their children to this; but they do. One aspect of the problem is that boys and girls are coming of age. They are experiencing new powerful feelings and are not really equipped to handle them. And high school just amplifies the issues. The question is: What might be done to alleviate the problems related to this transition?
Here are some ideas. First and foremost, require school uniforms. This would be a real cost saver, but most importantly, it would reduce students flaunting their assets (financial and otherwise) and/or stating something provocative (e.g. words on a shirt). Of course, the youngsters would state that their free expression would be undermined, but so what? There are enough outlets for their expression, this is one that is not needed.
Another suggestion would be to ban Facebook. This would be something that the parents do. Ideally, they would perform a role model function for their children by foregoing it themselves. A world without Facebook is a better world.
Another suggestion would be to teach their children the red pill (or at last parts of it). It would help them understand why things are happening the way that they are. And there is comfort in understanding.
When I entered high school, I was under the impression that it was all about intellectual development. Was I ever wrong. As I was an NT, this is what was natural to me. I know that it far-fetched, but perhaps high schools should actually be about that. And if this was the case, then perhaps the students would have less time to engage in foolishness.