I want to be left alone I want to be anonymous I'm tired of standing out. I don't want to be in the spotlight anymore I don't want to be recognized I don't want to be seen. I don't want to be seen as a "brain" or a "genius" or a "head" anymore I don't want all the pressure to be "the smartest" anymore. I don't want all the expectations anymore I don't want all the responsibility anymore I don't want to be a leader anymore I want to drop out and be left alone. I'm tired of everyone else's plans and expectations for me I want to be free I decide that the only way to be free is to reject what everyone else wants me to be walk away from everything and start over. I will show my contempt for the system by rejecting everything it offers me I will have no support other than myself I will have to struggle to survive. I will do whatever it takes to show my friends that I'm cool. I will do whatever it takes to show my dad that I am a real man. I don't expect to live past forty and see no reason why I'd want to.
The life decisions at sixteen by Rick Belden, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.