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A Grim Modern Fairy Tale

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a nice house in an upscale neighborhood. She wanted most of all to disappear into the crowd and be like all the other kids so that no one would single her out or point and laugh at her. All the other kids in her neighborhood complained about certain things: parents’ nagging about homework, sending them to summer camp and making them practice the piano. These were all activities in which the girl’s parents did not engage. In fact, her parents were opposed to summer camp and piano lessons, for eccentric reasons of their own. Homework just fell into the category of benign neglect…

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