|David M Mallon|
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David M Mallon wrote:
We don't talk about that movie...
Tacticslion wrote:Let me just say that I remember being 16. Sixteen is awesome.David M Mallon wrote:Man... I must have been doing something wrong when I was 16. 16 sucked. Of course, I was an a&%#$@$ Straight Edge kid at that age, so what the f#%@ do I know.Nope, I was straight-edged as well. It's just that we generally don't quite understand just how good we have it at 16. Mostly because we're too busy making really stupid decisions while thinking they're great ones. (Also, I tend to be really happy, sooooo...)
Spoilered due to over-self-indulgence and general seriousness.
The main problem I had at the time was a) dealing with my mother's severe mental health issues, while b) dealing with my own severe mental health issues at the same time. On top of that, I think I took things way too seriously when I was younger, even up through relatively recently when I was in college.
Looking back on my teens and even my 20s, I kind of feel like I forgot to have any fun. I was always too busy dealing with family drama, relationship drama, work, school, health problems, and my own neuroses to ever just let loose. Being Straight Edge probably didn't help any, given that I was very tightly-compressed as it was.