Instead of cool friends, they'd rather hang with male thugs
Instead of goin to school, they'd rather sell drugs
It's best to go the right route and not the wrong one
Because it's gonna catch up with you in the long run
Because of peer pressures and the added pressure of just staying alive, adolescents in Big L’s world choose friends who meet those basic needs as opposed to deeper ones.
This perpetuates their cycle of ignorance, and doesn’t allow them to actualize themselves and see who they really are. In the “long run” they’ll end up feeling unfulfilled and unhappy, likely regretful for not living as they truly should have for themselves.
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