Youth and friendship in a brave new social world, Opinion News & Top Stories


When I was a child, I could not wait to grow up – to live the life I often daydreamed about and to build a future I could call my own.

But what I had failed to consider – and what no adult had ever really told me – was just how much I would have to leave behind.

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