THIS: "Then she must bump into some guy she knew in high school. He knew her when was still young and carefree, before she’d had any meaningful life experiences and before her brain was even really finished developing. He knows the real her."
I think bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists immediately after with something where there's a gold medal game/race and a bronze medal game/race (like hockey), because the bronze medalists won their final game and the silver medalists just loss. Definitely true with Canada vs. Finland last night.