i truly can not express how much you have to be honest with yourself and others. if you just live an honest life, 9 times out of 10, you will live a happy life. don’t put up a front that you’re that ‘laid back person’, or that you don’t care about college even though you really want to go. be honest with yourself. sit down and actually think about what you want to do in life. think about where you see yourself in five years. how do you want kids to look at you when you’re grown. do you want them to be inspired? do you want them to be in awe? cherish you? don’t linger around your high school, when you graduated 2 years ago. don’t hang around 16 year olds, when you’re 25. there needs to come a time where you must lay out the format of your life. ask yourself, who are your real friends? how are you progressing in life? what you’re doing now, is it going to benefit you in the future? yes, i understand that setting definite goals, may be overwhelming but it has to be done, because sitting around at home, is not about to get you anywhere. don’t let your younger siblings pass you up in life. it all starts with a simple question of, are you really happy? are you happy?!! in my opinion, most of society today is not genuinely happy. stop being fake. embrace an honest life and stop living a lie. pick yourself up and do something productive.