posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:39 PM
Wow. You are a very intelligent and articulate young man for being only 16 years old.
Most of the other posters have given you some excellent advice. Here is mine:
You are only 16 once. You may be chomping at the bit to get older and to get out on your own, but please don't be in any hurry. You are at a
magical time in your life, when you are full of energy, life, hope and drive. Enjoy it. Revel in it. It will never come around again.
Having said that, don't be stupid about things that could potentially hurt you. I'm talking about things like driving, driving while intoxicated,
having unprotected sex, or taking foolish chances when doing things that are potentially dangerous, such as playing with guns, seeing how much alcohol
you can chug before you puke, jumping from a second story roof onto a trampoline or a swimming pool, trying to cross a busy road or freeway, or eating
pills that somebody gave you and you have no idea what they are.
As far as issues with your father, many of us have issues with our fathers. Truly good fathers seem to be somewhat rare. We don't get to choose our
parents, and most parents (especially dads) don't know how to parent. They only have the memories of how their own parents did it, therefore the
dysfunction carries on for generation after generation. You will never know how hard it is until you have children of your own. Cut your dad some
slack, which requires you to be more mature than you perceive him to be. So be it. You appear to be up to the challenge.
Fighting and cruel things that are said now can never be taken back. Try hard to keep your cool until you are on your own. You will never regret
being thoughtful and kind, but you will ALWAYS regret being mean and cruel.