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It’s true, the person who you are/grow up to become are all influenced by the people around you. You could the scientist that could cure cancer, but if you’re around people who don’t help you focus on studying. Then you’ll dumb down to that level.
I grew up in a neighbourhood that wasn’t the most prosperous. It was a regular suburb in the southern parts of Brisbane. As a matter of fact; it wasn’t so regular. It was a dangerous suburb littered with gangs. However, during primary school. I wasn’t aware of such circumstances due to the fact that I was oblivious to the things happening outside the school. Primary school was enjoyable. I would be with a group of friends and we would just hang out and have some fun.
But things would change when I’d enter High School. The atmosphere was different. There was a clear division between the students. The smart kids would hang out together, the artistic students would draw in the library, and the “gangster” kids would group up together causing mischief. It was only then in high school that I discovered the division between society. I was at a lost, I didn’t know which group to hang around with. My primary school group had disbanded and hung around groups that best fit their personality or lifestyle.
I started hanging around the “gangs” and quickly joined their ranks. Skipping school, not paying attention in class was just the beginning of our antics. It was much more different feeling compared to my straight A grades during primary school. But I felt that if I at least tried to pass a class, that these people I hung around would judge me. Better yet, think I’m a ‘nerd’ and abandon me. It was the only group of people I knew so I didn’t bother studying no matter how much it interested me.
For years this went on until I finally moved high schools. I was around people who focused on their studies. People who more inclined to do well in school that do well in popularity. It was a refreshing feeling but one I needed. My grades got higher and my life looked like it was heading in the right direction.
Now I’m 20. After working for my company for a 6 months I got promoted to a Team Leader. A person who supervises and tells people what to do and ensures the business thrives. 4 months later I’ve been promoted to an Assistant Business Manager. Earning roughly $55,000 to $65,000. Whilst earning a business degree too. Then I look at the people who I used to hang around with. Their futures look bleak and their struggling to maintain a fulfil life. That could’ve been me if I stayed. If i stuck around them.
You are who you hang around. You can be the most popular guy in high school, but that wont give you a future that you need.
Hello, there, if anyone is there.
Just an update on my life: Life’s looking pretty great now. I have the man of my dreams and I’m moving to Melbourne in a few weeks! Also got promoted to an Assistant Business Manager down there and earning roughly $55,000 to $65,000 a year. Looking good!
A brief summary of my two week stay in the United States. It was such a refreshing holiday. It was both quick yet relaxing at the same time. There were moments of stress but they were far out weighed by the moments of happiness. It’s such a great country to visit. A place where I’ve met so many amazing people and continue to be enthralled by the memories we’ve all shared together. It’s been an amazing two weeks.