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Old 01-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #36
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^^^^ Exactly. There is nothing "normal" about giving up the last years of high school, not going to college, essentially becoming independent, and doing nothing but tennis. I don't see why that is glorified so much. On the one hand, we always hear about the "life lessons" of tennis and how it is a lifetime sport, and on the other, we admire people leading unbalanced lives when barely out of school. The sporting structure is rooted in the past when high school was a good achievement. Today, college is the new high school. Even in the worst part of the recession, unemployment rate of college grads was less than half the overall rate, and that includes the many college grads with liberal art majors.
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