To say high school was not a positive experience, would be an understatement of epic proportions. In short, I had few friends who were on the same social strata as I was. I was untouchable, one of the project kids that everyone avoided. It would have been easier to be one of the unknowns. They were ignored. We got bullied. I really did wash my hair on Saturdays out of sheer boredom. There were no dances or football games on my calendar.