I wish I had more exciting friends.

You're practically telling my life story was well. My parents were too conservative for their own good. They're the type who would want to you be home by 7PM and they assume teens are "bad". How can you socialize with people if you're a nervous wreck of wanting to go home early?

That's an aspect I have always resented my parents with. I have always thought they finances aside, there weren't ready to be parents. They don't realize that once a particular phase passes, no amount of money can make up for the lost years because the bus has already left.

I am reminded of the book The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby grew up poor so when he made it, he threw a party every Friday night at his house. It made sense. His house was lonely and his heart was full of unfulfilled desires.

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