"How and why do you actively make friends and stay friends with high schoolers? They are so <insert any of the things that people say about high schoolers>."
Some nameless adult asked this of me.
So I humbled her like a fucking mountain: "Sure, high schoolers are simpler folk than those older than 20 or 30, but they also have something that we lack. They are just old enough to understand the world around them, yet they still have this hope and simpleness of being that burns brighter than we can even dream. They have not seen the world as you and I have, but if we are completely honest with them, we can enlighten them to it and they can rejuvenate us of it."
Yeah, she humbled the fuck up like instantly.