Parents. People of the general Public. Strangers who don’t know me and might give a F%$k.
If you want to know if your teenager is messed up or if you may have been messed up, read my blog detailing signs that indicate true issues and indicators of neuroses, et. al.
Note: I do not have a psychology degree. Just 60 credits of psychology, and 60 years of therapy.
If you are still not sure, seek mental help or ask your parents to remind you of how badly they screwed you up. If you still need more clarity and happen to be married, I can assure you.
You were messed up.
Sign #1: Hanging out with Total Dirtbags
I had quite a few jerks I hung out with. Most of these individuals were overage, and had no business hanging out with someone my age. One dude looked like a washed-up, receding hairline version of Meatloaf. His friend was worse. ZZ Top with a pit-stained wifebeater, handlebar mustache, and dirty acid washed Wrangler Jeans.
Need I say more?
If your kid or you are hanging out with total degenerates, chances are you’ve got low-self-esteem.
Thank me later when you’re knee-deep in psychoanalysis.
#2 Dropping Acid Alone
If you were taking drugs by yourself or your kid is, chances are there are some major issues. Drugs are more fun when taken with others I imagine, but I guess I was so depressed taking acid alone became a good idea.
Add ten bonus points and at least an extra three years in therapy if your kid or you took drugs alone while listening to morbid music.
#3 Sign you are Messed up: Low Standards
If your idea of true love was some guy not kicking, hitting, or berating you and calling you a whore, your standards were pretty low. If a guy gave you a simple hug and you fell in love with him on the spot, you had or have, issues.
If You have a complicated relationship with your dad, you earn one antidepressant and at least three family therapy sessions along with your twelve plus years of psychoanalysis.
#4 Signs you were messed up: If You Dressed ugly, but thought it was cute
If you wore some dark depressing clothes or gave yourself some retarded haircut because you felt it would “relate” your true inner self, you were probably a depressed and messed up teenager.
Add one trip to the dreaded psychiatrist if you cut yourself.
#5 Signs You were a Messed Up Teenager
If your sexual partners were over the age of 18 and you were under the age of 15, sign yourself into a mental hospital or “day spa.”
Do Not Pass Go.
I hope these signs help you or help someone you love.
Actually, if you are reading this blog and can say you have all five signs, we should just get together and start group therapy.
Actually, if you are reading this blog and have all five signs, and are still alive and kicking, damnit, you deserve a beer and a hug.
Teenagers: It gets better. It does. It does if you want it to. No individual can decide your fate. Only you can. People tried to bring me down, and damn did I live in the muck for awhile, but look at me now.
Well, I’m not uber-purty, but I clean up well.