Originally Posted by TRF
I grew up in Lower Price Hill. at least i spent 4 years there. I went to a different school every year of my life until 10th grade, spanning 4 states and 3,000 miles. My mom was more interested in drugs than her kids at various times, and to my knowledge never even met my teachers after 7th grade.
Despite all that (and a ton more, half of which was my own stupid fault) I graduated HS and went on to college, without any help from my family.
I work for a college as head of Web Services, and my 15 year old daughter is looking to go to Baylor when she graduates. She wants to be a surgeon.
Stay in school. listen to your teachers. Focus on a future you can enjoy, and be prepared to inform your children better than your parents informed you, because the world is constantly changing.
Most of all, learn to stand on your own early, because the future gets here pretty damn quick.
Good for you. I'm serious.
But not everyone is you.
I know it's sacrilege to suggest Horatio Alger stories aren't always what they're cracked up to be, but you should think twice before you suggest that someone's life can't possibly be any more screwed up than your own. Trust me, if you can imagine "worse," someone will kick down that door to a "worse" you can't even imagine in your wildest dreams. Yes, even in the richest country in the world.