Outgrowing Others

I am pretty focused and have my shit together, for lack of a better phrase, for someone who is not even 21. Yeah I have some credit card debt, but who doesn’t? I work and go to one of the top public universities in the United States. Whether I work full time or part time depends on how many hours I can accept which relies on when my school classes are offered.


Sometimes I think it’s hard being me. Being focused and put together at a young age can be difficult. I mean I wouldn’t say I’m the most magnificent 20 year old in the world of course, but I’m better than a lot. I’ve been working since I was 16, I’ve never been unemployed since June 2014. The last few months of my senior year of high school I was working 35 hours between two jobs.

With that being said, I feel as if I am outgrowing a lot of people. People who don’t share the same goals as I do. Would it make sense for Elon Musk to hang around people who work at McDonald’s? No. It wouldn’t. People generally hangout with people who share similar interests. Elon Musk probably has no similar interests with McDonald’s workers therefore does not interact with them on a friendly level.

That’s how I’ve been feeling with some of my “friends” lately. It’s so easy to be friends with people in high school especially when you see them 5 days a week plus the occasional weekend hangout. And everyone has the same general goal: to get a diploma and continue on to college. What nobody tells you is that after high school people are fucking stupid. They do the stupidest shit ever. I mean extremely stupid. So stupid that I cannot stand to be around them.

I have this thing where I do not like to surround myself with stupid people in fear of becoming stupid as well. Not like intellectually stupid, but just stupid at life. I could basically live alone and not need any help… If Southern California’s rent prices weren’t so high. I can do ‘simple’ tasks like laundry, cooking, cleaning, taxes. You know the basics involved in adulthood. It just stuns me how many of my peers can not do simple tasks because they don’t know how. I don’t know if it’s a generational thing or what, but I swear people just keep getting more stupid all the time.

I think the sudden realization of so many people’s stupidity is just me outgrowing them. I’ve always been told I was mature for my age and it stays true today. I guess I am just at a point in my life where I only want people around me who are similar to me. I don’t want negative influences in my life. The more positive influences the more positive I will be.

As I grow and transform into a women I want to keep people close to me that will be good for me. I can no longer hold on to those who are detrimental to my growth and success.
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