Now I'm 16, turning 17 soon and I think I've finally achieved even a little bit of that goal. I was at the trough of a depression 3 months ago but now, after thinking a lot and finally recognizing how much help and support I've had from all my friends and guidance councillors/doctors, I'm moving in a direction that I want.
I went to an all-boy school from gr 4-7 and now 9-12 most likely. I used to be a big joke teller that would pop out 5 really fast ones and 3 would be huge class hits for a week. That was me for a while and although it was great to have everyone laughing, I always felt that I was neglecting my self in some way.
After discovering rational-skepticism and other methods of scientific thinking, I became an atheist and since I probably only have one life, I decided that best version before 30 goal is still a noble goal.
I used to post and ask for a lot of help on TL, but now, since learning how to socialize and detect IOI's (LOL for those in the know) my everything has been skyrocketing.
I'm finally doing as well as I imagined I can in school, I have friends that I really appreciate, I have an e-book reader packed with math/chess/physics. I have russian literature ( I'm born Canadian-Vietnamese) in english. A new fun girlfriend. And everyday is a new adventure in some mildly cliched way. Also, my time management is good enough that I can finally play music again (Toronto PM me if you want a 10$ ticket).
All in all, I feel really good and I feel my mindset is good enough for me to do all I want and still work on gaining super genius powers. Which I actually care about because I go on TL. ROFL
Let's talk TL!