Does high school ever really end ?
It's supposed to end when you leave the hallowed halls of stone and graffitied books behind.
But, you discover soon after that the high schools days aren't "over", that the "real" world is high schools identical twin.
It's still one big popularity contest with set "groups" of people, everything has a lot to do with who you know, and you'll still end up at home alone on a Saturday night if you're not "cool" enough.
People still brag about their fancy cars and their "bangin" stereos, and now that muscles a-hole who used to beat the crap out of you everyday at lunch is now your supervisor.
Of course now bullying is called assault and those dirty jokes you and your friends used to laugh about can make you end up in court for sexual harassment.
The point is, high school doesn't really end, it just gets bigger and meaner.
Instead of graffitied books and desks, it's the side of a building or a grocery store bathroom, instead of being called jocks and cheerleaders they're C.E.O.'s and nightmare managers.
So, what does this say about our "American" culture ?
On the bright side of all of this at least you can now say the pledge of allegiance or pray(out loud) whenever you feel like it. Just be sure you're not on government property or within ear shot of an atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, or bill of rights "thumper", these people are very sue happy nowadays.