Why You Never Truly Leave High School — New York Magazine

It was a really small study. I wouldn’t necessarily read too much into it. But its results sum up the entire high-school experience, in my view: mistaking people’s fear for something else.

Reminds me of Mark Oppenheimer on running:

Like adolescents, distance runners have rivalries only with themselves.

I got through high school relatively unscathed, I think, but I think it was probably dumb luck.

Why You Never Truly Leave High School — New York Magazine

Why do you always sit in the same place in meetings? – Barking up the wrong tree

People exhibit territorial behavior when they take seats in public places, limiting themselves to small areas so they don’t have to “renegotiate” seating arrangements with other people, researchers say. In one study by Marco Costa of the University of Bologna in Italy, university students showed strong attachments to specific areas of a lecture hall; on average, each student made use of just 2.4% to 2.7% of the seating area.

Confession: at college back in the day and at work currently, I’m that jerk that, every so often, likes to take the seat where other people always sit. Always stirrin’ shit up.

Why do you always sit in the same place in meetings? – Barking up the wrong tree

Law school was a word I kept lodged at the back of my mouth, like a cyanide tablet, just in case.

Jonathan Rosen, Eve’s Apple. (via Fresher Hells)