I talked to one of the custodians today. I ran into him shortly before my morning class. We were chatting and the conversation turned to his children. He was telling me about one of his college aged sons who had graduated high school, enrolled in a local college on an academic scholarship, managed to get a 3.7 gpa ... and has dropped out, done time for selling drugs, and is presently going nowhere with his life.
He said it's the guys he hangs out with. He asked if I had any advice.
I just told him that I'm still trying to figure it out myself.