I know I included the dialogue along with the quote itself but it creates the effect of what I interpret this as. Perhaps I have just found more meaning in this quote than what the writers were going for but oh well, so be it.
Throughout the first three seasons, we see these teenagers battling so many supernatural evils: hyena students, demons, vampires, bug teachers, hell hounds, an invisible girl, their worst nightmares, witches, zombies, werewolves, a mummy, the mayor, etc. The fact that they survied all that is a pretty incredible accomplishment in of itself. They may have lost people along the way and sometimes, they even lost themselves, but the thing is: they survived all those mystical evils. All that crazy and yet, it’s the fact that they were able to survive high school that’s an even crazier notion to think about. They had to go through the “evils” of high school that we as well had to go through and the fact that they were able to, is an even greater accomplishment.
And now, all that’s done. It’s time for them to go onto the next phase of their lives.
M.A.G.I.C (Meredith, Alex, George, Izzie and Cristina)
“There’s an old proverb that says you can’t choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not… you cope. Then there’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you’re ready to go out into the world… and find your tribe.”