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  • you pretty much have to live with people you probably have very little in common with -- i.e., your parents; I went to a boarding school from the age of eleven and only really saw my parents at weekends. Although it was a dreadful experience for the first two years (until I was thirteen, and for reasons which I and others were able to remedy as we got older) I'm now very glad that I remained as the final five years were fantastic. This was essentially because I was living with people I liked and could talk to about anything and everything. Some people may claim that I lost out on parents because of this, but I still spent about half of every year with them (weekends and holidays) so those people are welcome to their opinion.

    Of course, being at school doesn't stop anyone being a malfunctional teenager, about the only thing that does is a need to make a living; I very much doubt that people had "issues" when they were forced to go and work down mines or needed to go and hunter-gather.

    • I've always wondered if psychological problems are a result of having too much free time, or only become noticeable when there's too much free time.
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      • Back in the days where people worked 13 hour days, they were nuts anyway. It'd just show up as good old-fashioned child abuse, wife-beating, and people drinking themselves stuporous 24/7.