The downside to taking 100 level courses is the inevitable chats from the professor to the class about how exciting it is to be a freshman in college. I don’t begrudge them that. I was grateful to be welcomed to campus when I started. I just hate getting the nagging reminder that I was supposed to graduate last semester.
Or that all my friends are gone. I just wanna be the grumpy old man that tells the professor to get on with the lesson. The youngins will make friends with each other just fine anyway. Grump grump grump.
"Back in MY day the professor just went on with the lesson and we were grateful"
You ever have that funny friend, the class-clown type, who one day just stopped being funny around you? Did it make you think they were depressed? Bec…
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"4. In your formative years, you wind up creating a second, false you — a clown that can go out and represent you, outside the barrier. The clown is always joking, always "on," always drawing all of the attention in order to prevent anyone from poking away at the barrier and finding the real person behind it. The clown is the life of the party, the classroom joker, the guy up on stage — as different from the "real" you as possible. Again, the goal is to create distance.
You do it because if people hate the clown, who cares? That’s not the real you. So you’re protected.
But the side effect is that if people love the clown … well, you know the truth. You know how different it’d be if they met the real you.”
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In Harry Potter, do Muggle social services ever get suspicious about at least several hundred middle-to-high school-aged kids who don’t seem to be enrolled in any school in the UK and there’s no record of them going to foreign schools, and they don’t seem to be anywhere near their parents during the school year?
Do Wizard parents just Obliviate the social workers if they ever come by being like “where the fuck is your kid why don’t they go to school or even seem to exist did you have a ghost baby”?
Are there Wizard social workers who infiltrate British social services and are all like “nah bro, it’s cool, just focus on the Muggle—I mean—other kids who are being abused and stuff”?
Simple Hogwarts is probably a registered private school under another name and either with a fake location for the school or all paper work is charmed with somethng that makes Muggles go “Ah yes this seems in order” probably nothing too complicated.