As you are surrounded by extremely valuable influences, a couple things happen: For one, you realize (again, at a young age) that you really don’t have to work very hard. You have no incentive to work, actually, because your dad’s friend can get you an internship or a full-time job, no problem. You get bored. You don’t learn work ethic. And you just coast — because you know in the end it doesn’t matter.
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And that leads to anxiety, depression and self-defeating conduct. Is there a defeat to the self you could coast and drift through?

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