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Life and the Universe is eternally unfair. That is a fact none of us will ever escape. It is often unfathomable to comprehend the cruel twists of fate many suffer. I often think about my favorite Alanis Morissette song "Ironic" when I think about life's dirty tricks. That song says it all.

I also often wonder about the people I went to school with. Thanks to social media we can all find one another and see how everyone turned out, well for the most part, who knows what everyone is lying about on social media. One of the worst discoveries is finding out how much sadness and tragedy struck so many. Car accidents, cancer, murder, alcoholism, it's enough to make you want to hide.

So let's hear some stories...

Redditor u/ajchann123 wanted to chat about the people we leave behind in youth by asking:

Who in your high school graduating class had the most tragic adult life?
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School is a dangerous place. That is a tragic fact. Back in my day, school was a safe place.

We all gathered to learn and build a foundation as people. Now, no matter where you attend school, in a fancy schmancy neighborhood or in a more challenging area, no one is safe.

Horror, tragedy and violence has struck everywhere. And those who are there to witness it carry those scars all through life.

So how do we fix this issue? Or is it just a human error problem that is never going to get better? Why is education saddled with danger? If I was school age now, I'd definitely choose homeschooling.

Redditor u/Mariothemaster245 wanted to hear about legacies of schools. Who is still haunted and why? They asked:

What is the worst thing that happened at your school?
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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

When a sudden tragedy strikes a school, an uncanny tone sweeps across the community.

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Live a long enough life and you are, unfortunately, bound to encounter one or two deeply unsettling events.
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