Hey, everyone. I know i don't post much but I thought I should make thread due to the recent events of Madinaz's death. This is not about Madinaz, but life in general. Everything in this thread has come from my thoughts from death I have encountered in my own life. I have had 2 friends killed by drunk drivers, on separate occasions. On both occasions me and a few other people all got together and just chilled in someone's basement, played some light music, and just talked all night. It was through these conversations that I developed the way I live my life. Here's a little background on me... I am 16 years old, living in the States. I come from a well-off family. We have a vacation house down the shore where we live in for the summer and I work. I drink/smoke on the rare occasion. I am ridiculously smart, and equally lazy, thus I take normal level courses in school and ace them easily, rather then take advanced courses(which i could easily ace) and get loads of homework. So here it goes. Here's reality: You are going to die. Everyone you know is going to die. The question is this: You die, and your looking back at your life. Do you want to think "Fuck yah i did good" or "wow, i did shitty". In the end it all really comes down to the fact if you were happy or not. If you were happy throughout your life, then you have succeeded. I used to be a straight a's advanced courses student. You know, the one who could make anything look easy. That was up until my first friend died from a drunk driver. That event made me realize. I was miserable. I was constantly stressing out over tests and homework. I would come home and do homework til dinner then do more homework after. I was so miserable... but others were happy. I decided to take a step back. I bitched and I moaned until my mom finally gave in and lowered all my class levels. Nothing has ever made me happier. I had so much free time, I didn't even know what to do with it. The fact that I got to relax made me 10x happier then I had ever been before. I was a changed person. My mom was not happy about it, but who cares... I didn't want to be a doctor or a lawyer. The point of that little story is, if you are doing something in your life that is making you over-stressed and unhappy, then take a step back. You may take a small pay-cut or something of that sort, but you can't put a price on happiness. I've always told my parents... put me on a beach-front house... anywhere in the world and an easy job that doesn't earn much and I will be happy. They think I'm joking. I am completely serious. A shack with 1 shitter, 1 small bedroom, and a kitchen/living room on the beach and an 8$ an hour job. Nothing could be better. I would type more... I could go on for hours, but I am mad sick and gunna go to sleep. Remember, if your not happy with you life at the moment. Change it. In the end what does it all mean. You had a bently, and some smoking wife? The real question is... Were you happy? RIP Madinaz- I never talked to you but you made a huge impact on this forum, and as you can tell by all the posts on the forum, you will be greatly missed.