everyone needs friends who will encourage them to pierce things and ride things and go to places and buy shit and show off side boob. everyone.
What makes up intelligence?
Certainly not the b.s you’ve been taught in elementary school. “Work hard and you can go anywhere.” No, do you want to know what really makes up how well you’re going to do in life?
It’s how much money your parents make. Look at all the top, elite schools. 90% of their kids come from rich families. And then you have that 0.05% from a rural hut in Africa that they’re going to blow-up like crazy, but that’s not the reality of it.
Think about it. Parents with money are going to be able to give their kids private tutors if needed, and positions in better schools with better educations.
And as for the others who don’t have as much money? They probably live in run-down neighborhoods, where they’re more prone to bad influences. You think they care about school, when they probably have to work extra hours to support their parents to pay the rent?
You are always going to have stories about that one kid that went from rags to riches, but that’s only a handful of lucky people. Most of the time, this is how the world goes."