Dear 16 Year Old Steve,
The world isn’t perfect.
I know how you feel, you are at the earliest stage in life where you are fighting hard to be successful and to prove people wrong. The chip on your shoulder from not making the basketball team last year, the daily hurting inside from your 8th grade teachers giving you unwarranted detentions and putting you down in front of the class. I get it, it totally sucks right now but you will prove doubters wrong in a big way in the future.
Sadly, the chip on your shoulder and the need to prove something to people won’t ever go away, it will sometimes drive you to madness.
First some bad news ,you will experience great tragedy that you need to overcome in your early 20’s, someone close to you that cares deeply about you will pass away abruptly but he will always be there for you. (*Spend as much time with LEN as he is the father figure that you have always looked for.) This event aka Hurricane Sandy will have a long-lasting impact on you.
I know right now your feeling a sense of mis-trust for people overall, but your MOM is the one who will never let you down. She is your rock, but the friends you have or the people who you claim to be your friends there is something I need to tell you about them that you won’t believe. It is that you probably won’t see or hear from them in your later adult years, cause your on a completely different path then most of your peers. [Read more…] about Dear My Younger Self