i remember when i was still in 7th grade and my friends and I were all real good buddies who hung out every single day. there was one kid who i remember that was a friend of mine in particular. I remember that his parents would always push him and see that he participated in school activities. They always wanted to keep him buisy so he never became a lazy bum. Now that highschool is ending for us, I can finally see why. this kid is very talanted with music, smart, friendly, and after high school, he'll be going to some high class, very good school and become even smarter, make lots of money, live comfortably, and always be looked up to by society. meanwhile,i come home from school, don't do shit for 2 hours, go to work, come home, watch tv and then go to bed around 1am. it's very sad and i never imagined that I would become such a pathetic loser, especially since i was very alive and carefree when I was in 7th-8th grade. in highschool I started to get depressed and now I suck. anyway, my parents never pushed me as hard as his did. it's finally paying off. i just thought it was very interesting to see how todays youth spruts into tomorrows leaders, and the rest of us just follow and become another face in the crowd. so what the fuck? i can't believe that there was a point in time when I considered myself equal to him. it's not just me and him though. I see that most of our group went in different directions. How could I have predicted this to happen? how is a young child supposed to make smart decisions if their parents don't lead them. All we ever did in highschool was sit around and get high, at this point we weren't even friends anymore. I really think there should be some system setup where everyone has a mentor until a certain age. Once again, what the fuck?