Cool? Identity, Drugs & Fitting In!
My First Thoughts
How important is it to be cool?
I don't know because I don't care about what other people think of me or what they think they know of me. Gerald doesn't seem to think about being "cool" it's never one of his worries, all he has on his mind is school, basketball, Jordan, Monique, and Angel.
What’s the advantage of being around people who have similar outlooks and interests?
Why do you think young people use drugs\alcohol?
Gerald doesn't do drugs and he feels like any normal person who has friends etc... without drugs.
Are drugs/alcohol a problem for teenagers?
Gerald doesn't do drugs and he knows their bad, But his mom and do drugs and Gerald doesn't seem to care, as long as Jordan stays away from Angel.
In the video, one teen said she ’’swears 90 percent of this population smokes dope.’’ Is this true in your school?
Gerald doesn't talk about dope nor does he do it. Gerald protects his sister and his mom from Jordan, his step dad, he doesn't have time for dope, etc...
At what point does using drugs or alcohol become a problem?
Gerald doesn't do drugs, though his mom does, she looks for any excuse to go out and drink, as does Jordan.