I never tire of this 80’s classic

This song, “Don’t You Forget About Me” was in The Breakfast Club, an iconic John Hugh’s 80’s movie about coming of age. The theme of the movie and the soundtrack captured the essence of Gen X. I think the letter at the end of the movie from the students to the Principle applies to people today: People see each other in the simplest of terms (read: labels) and do not recognize we are all much more than that.

(Brian Johnson): Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…

(Andrew Clark): …and an athlete…

(Allison Reynolds): …and a basket case…

(Claire Standish): …a princess…

(John Bender): …and a criminal…

(Brian Johnson): Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

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