A whole slew of teen movies point out the politics of the cafeteria. It’s that big wide open space where people break off into groups, and if you haven’t scheduled your lunch the same hour as your friends, you’re screwed. Why? Because you’re sans a group; you are alone.
While our preschool years equipped us with “soft skills,” including: “pay attention and focus, being curious and open to new experiences, and being able to control your temper and not get frustrated,” the high school cafeteria equips us with a whole other set of learned skills that can be applied to business and life. And I’m not talking about just how amazing a tater tot is.