“Plays Well with Others”

That was what my parents wanted to see on my report card when I was in primary school. It was a key method of learning whether or not their child was figuring out how to get along with others. Was young Andy adapting to the world around him, acquiring socializing skills, and sorting out how to deal with the different personalities he was meeting at school. “Plays Well with Others.” Enough to make a parent proud. All the rest of the readin’, ‘ritin’, and ‘rithmetic would not matter much, if Andy could not get along with others.
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