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The Breakfast Club’s Detention Day Was 35 Years Ago Today

You read that right.  35 years ago today, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal were forced to find some common ground in Saturday morning detention. 

“Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.”

 

Maybe in honor of this auspicious occasion, we could all remind ourselves to try and understand things from other people’s perspective.  

“Sincerely, 

The Breakfast Club”

 

 

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