The Great Thing About Getting Older

You live and learn, but these things takes time.

Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin’ (Photo: Netflix)

Grown-up hindsight, though potentially encouraging to a discouraged teen, might offer little real solace to an eighth-grader suffering mean girls, horny boys, and growing pains.

The here and now

Elsie Fisher as Kayla in Eighth Grade (Photo: A24/Sony Pictures Releasing)

Terrible teens, go away

Cruel as kids can be, I can understand why some of them might have been tempted to pick on me. I was such an easy target!

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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