Got to Be Bad to Be Cool

me@13: Joseph Charles, Los Angeles

Life as a 13-year-old is hard. There is a lot of responsibility. Everyone wants you to be perfect. Some people want you to get a job at the age of 13. Thirteen is the beginning of a different stage of life.

When you're 13, your interest in girls changes. You start wanting them to do stuff for you. Plus, your girlfriend has to be pretty. Also, she has to know how to fight because I don't want her to be getting punked and then I have to jump in. So that's what I pretty much like in a girl.


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