33 going on 13

Trying to pinpoint when exactly this caring-about-other-people’s-opinions thing really began in earnest is an inexact science, but something about Jack turning 13 right around the 20-year anniversary of my turning 13 has stirred up a lot of memories that make me think that actually, this was kind of it, and it becomes quantifiable in part thanks to the pop-culture-nostalgia machine, which has turned out some fascinating and engrossing retrospectives on America in 1999.

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