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Life’s no beach for children nowadays

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Something struck me as a parent while watching the melodramatic Senate confirmation hearings of US Supreme Court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That was the moment when he presented his weekly calendar during his senior high school year before university.

There was “Beach Week”, during which there were many parties, but in the middle of that were back-to-back admission interviews for Brown and Yale universities. I surmise he aced them. We all know he went to Yale.

I will sidestep the #MeToo debate. I don’t know if he was or was not a sex pest. But as a teenager, he knew how to party and still excelled academically. As a self-confessed C student, fellow Yale alumnus George W. Bush was good at partying only. That was, and probably still is, the gold standard for teenagers, at least........

© South China Morning Post