A Incite Into The Pressures Of Life As A Teenager. As Compared To The Simplistic Existance Of A Fly

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I watch the fly, performing aerial acrobatics, flying carelessly, looping and turning in the air. Then SPLAT! The tiny insect ceases to exist, slaughtered by the tight grasp of my hands clamped together in feelings of hatred. I envy the life of that fly. So simple, so carefree. No emotions, no expectations, no rules.That fly did not have to encounter numerous hurdles in her life, she was born as a maggot, evolved into a fly, and then in a brief moment, a millisecond her tedious life was taken from her. She never sat an exam (or studied for that matter), she never had to work at maintaining a relationship, she never had to survive the physical pain of training to succeed in a chosen spo ...view middle of the document...

So we decide upon going partying instead. I question Michael on what I should wear, pack a bottle of Rum, and grab my trusty lighter. As we rush downstairs I make away with my stash of weed and tax $50 out of mum's wallet. We are set! Ready to go and relax, hang out, and chill, whilst all our worries of the present are removed from our minds by the combination of alcohol and marijuana.As I take another rum shot, and draw of the joint, I glance at Michael and see the look of anxiety and pressure over his face, as he sits in the corner alone."Hey beautiful", I say smiling as I sit beside him and kiss him on the cheek."wassup, sexy", he replies in a half heartedly response."What's wrong, stress getting to you", I question, as I look him in the eye."Ha, yeah you know mum, dad the whole deal"."hahaha", I giggle understanding exactly the pressure he is feeling from his parents.Our parents are very similar. Both sets, overprotective of their teenage children who they feel are fine examples of what teenagers should be. But the simple fact is, they aren't remotely cued into the complexity of events we encounter each day of our lives. Sure they know that we both do well at school, that we represent our student body at numerous ceremonies, that Michael is a star Basketball player, and I a dedicated swimmer. But they do not comprehend the stress we feel nor are they aware of the alcohol we consume, drugs...

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