posted on May, 7 2005 @ 02:04 PM
Generally, anything I did at 16, is not a good idea to try now. Times have changed. Boy, have they changed.
Drinking, parties, climbing out the window at 2 AM, talking to strangers (they weren't as dangerous then) and generally being huge pains in the rear
end. And that's just the mostly legal stuff my friends and I did.
School... well by then I had a system going. I showed up for tests, and made a point to get to at least 1 class of every subject once a week, just to
see where they were at. Also not recommended. What worked for me probably won't work for others. I hated high school. I avoided being there as
much as I could, while maintaining my grades, so I wouldn't get grounded.
Other things I did when I was 16: soccer, softball, skiing(the main reason I never went to school), guitar, choir, writing and worked part-time at my
neighbour's flower store. Main places to hang out were the mall, arcade, beach and main street.
As Bout Time mentioned, this was all done while maintaining an excellect GPA, not talking back and not getting in trouble with the law. Respect for
my mother was unquestioned, and 17 years later, if my mother phoned me and told me to clean my room or I couldn't go out tonight, my first instinct
would be to grab the vacuum cleaner.