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Old 03-30-2011, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Some unfortunate things as a Teenager... READ!

Originally Posted by caddywumpus View Post
That's pretty common. People want to do what they want to do, much like our friend Joey, here. When you're being "oppressed", you tend to want to do the thing that your oppressors don't want you to do even more. That's why Catholic-raised girls go WILD in their late teens/early 20s. That's why Joey wants to get new drums so bad...
My next door neighbour (my age growing up) parents were both teachers (Latin and English) and forced their only daughter to read Bronte when she was eight. It was always expected she'd be academic and study at University. She was a very bright girl.

A few years down the road and she's been in Prison four times for shoplifting and drug-related offences, lives with her dealer and in a permanent state of drug withdrawal and addiction. She speaks like she's on speed the whole time and gets acid flashbacks. That all started when she was about fourteen.

If that's not an ouch I don't know what is.
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