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An interesting Reddit thread asking "former straight-A and ambitious high school students" to explain why they're stuck in "mediocre" careers is great evidence that success in school isn't always the most important indicator of success in life.

Told ya, mom!
Told ya, mom!

The following anecdotes are from the kids who made you jealous in school, but definitely wouldn't make you feel terrible at the 15-year reunion. Read, learn, and make sure your kids spend high school slacking off.