You know what? Who even cares if mom and dad might not let you go to college out of state. Who the hell cares? They’re not the ones leaving and it’s not their education. You can’t have them telling you what college to go to and what to major in. It’s not their choice. You have to learn how to think for yourself because if you don’t, and if you end up going to the college mom and dad want you to go to, then you’ll be stuck paying off student loans for something you don’t even want to learn in the first place. You’ve talked about going to UCLA ever since middle school. If you get accepted, which I fucking bet you will because a 4.0 GPA can give you a free ride to any school, you’re going to fly your ass across the country to attend that school. There’s a thing called FaceTime and Skype for a reason. I’m not trying to go to college out of state because of this bullshit economy, but if that’s what you want to do, then do it. You’re only fifteen and you’ve got some time to think about what the fuck you’re going to do with your life, but make sure nobody is pressuring you to do anything you don’t want to to do.
The greatest pep talk my older brother has ever given me.