I agree it is wrong, but how can you decide what is right or wrong on your own? Especially teenagers, with their I don't give a (insert any swear here) attitude would never bother considering what a teacher tells them. Okay,a teacher is different and you might argue saying teachers are nearly always right or something so you should listen, but friends? I was talking to one of my friends and he even admitted to me that he drinks only because of peer pressure. I told him not to, but he won't listen. Probably because my principles never got me anywhere in the popularity department. But I'm still friends with a lot of popular people and you have to admit they're principles are a bit like what you've said above. They don't care, they won't change their opinions or values because of what a teacher says or what any non-popular student says. And generally popular people have the same set of morals. Don't care what others think. Be your own person. So even if they advise others it's not going to be for their benefit. They apply this SO wrongly so I think this concept has a few holes in it. They don't know who they want to be. They know what they want to be- popular. Instead of being who they want to be, they try to be what they want to be and eventually that's who they become. I can't find a trace of my old friends in some of the popular people currently, so I stay away from them. Because they changed themselves completely which is WRONG, but now they refuse to change themselves saying they have a right to be who they want to be.
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