3. Who was most influential for you?
4. Did your parents understand your struggles?
5. Where did you go when you needed understanding?
6. What were your friends like?
Below are some of her thoughts on these.
I often hear my elders and those from earlier generations tell me they are simply astounded at how difficult is has become to be a young person. This statement used to make me wonder what it was about being a young adult these days that makes it so seem so dire, but now having progressed through that stage I believe there are certain elements that are simply "tough". I think that it is important that those who have gone ahead of us, who have raised us, can look upon our journey objectively and see that there are challenges present for us that they never encountered. Drugs and alcohol have been around for a few generations now, but never with the magnitude and presence that it holds today. With that said, both the interviewee and I could relate on many things because of our many similar experiences and our age. Many of the things they said I could instantly...