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You’re right Uncertaindrummer…..
That is also true…pressure is so great in high school. Unfortunately the pressure is too strong sometimes. I don’t know about other states, but here in Southern California it’s terrible. It’s all about fitting in and doing what everybody else is doing.

To Jon: Thank God you were one of the mature ones. <img decoding=” title=”Very Happy” />
You are right that some folks can handle it….but I think most can’t.

The reason I say this is because on my first day of high school I saw about 5 pregnant girls cross my path. GIRLS…not women. Every year, more pregnant girls. My younger sister, whom I thought was more prepared, became pregnant out of wedlock, at 18. And she is no longer with the father of her child. I asked her what happened. She said she always knew she would become pregnant because most of her friends in high school had already had a child. I was outraged. Being raised together with such different mentalities, her and I.

This is why I say MOST can’t handle it. I know too many girls who were left alone with babies to raise on their own.

Like I said before, most did not have the guidance….or like Uncertaindrummer said….the pressure took over.

Please know that I don’t think being in-love in high school is evil. It’s a wonderful part of growing if you know how to handle it, like Jon did. <img decoding=” title=”Very Happy” />