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Jaya Saxena at GQ.com:

The primary memory I have of adolescence—besides the horniness—is a desperate fear of being the Only One of something. Being understood by everyone felt boring and slightly anxiety-inducing, like they were about to pull the rug out from under you. But feeling understood by no one felt like death. So I clung to the pieces of culture that took me to that oasis where someone-but-not-everyone got me, where I could feel the satisfaction of it being me against the world, but with some backup. Because no matter how much we crow about individualism, we need community. And when you’re 12 and feel alienated from your parents and mainstream culture and politics, it’s more important than just about anything, and you’ll build it out of whatever you can find.

I enjoyed reading the GQ’s article about the legacy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. While I have fond memories of the Holy Grail, I identified more with ‘The Princess Bride’, and remember re-watching and quoting this far too often to be considered a normal teenager.

I enjoyed reading the GQ's article about the legacy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. While I have fond memories of the Holy Grail, I identified more with 'The Princess Bride', and remember re-watching and quoting this far too often to be considered a normal teenager.

∞ https://www.gq.com/story/the-enduring-teen-legacy-of-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail ∞ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_(film)

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