I was lied to when adults told me nobody remembers high school and high school doesnt matter. High school mattered A LOT. The best relationships I've witnessed were people who knew each other since high school. I never had that, I hated high school, didnt have friends but most people who still have interesting lives are interesting because they still are bffs with people from high school. Same for romantic relationships, those last the longest when they know each other from high school. High school is still horrible, but it matters a lot.