</font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr><font>Everyone I knew did these things, yet no one I knew was really happy with how they felt about themselves or where their life was going. </font><hr></blockquote><font>Exactly. That’s the one thing I forgot to point out- everyone who gets caught up in this thinks that everyone else is enjoying himself. And the people who appear to be setting the trend are actually themselves just following along out of fear, or legitimate addiction.
It’s up to you to break the chain, Malc!! <img> Do you want a bunch of un-friendships based on pretention, or a small number of vivid relationships based on truth? I’ve seen a lot of people really struggle with that; am here any time you want to talk, if you trust me.
p.s. I’m not saying to abstain from everything; just make sure that you’re not engaging in them for the wrong reasons.