Study: ‘Cool Kids’ Struggle As Adults

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•23 Jun 16, 2014

According to a decade-long study that tracked hundreds of teenagers into adulthood, students who were considered “cool kids” in middle school turned out to have more problems as adults, such as substance abuse and criminal behavior. What do you think?

  • “I always thought most people struggled as adults.”

    Richard Mason –
    Glass Buffer

  • “Maybe so, but Brian Seagil still drove his parents’ car around at 14, and nothing can take that away from him.”

    Elliott McFadden –
    Mail Censor

  • “I still want my kids to be cool and admired by their peers. I don’t care what the consequences are.”

    Marsha Cummings –
    Buffett Sampler

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