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Unformatted text preview: would I do with this free time? I tried studying, thinking that as a studious kid, I might try and live up to this false reputation. Instead, I found myself watching, of all things, Gossip Girl. It was all the vulgarity I hated about television: trashy, insincere and largely pointless. Perhaps because I abhorred it so much, I finished watching the last three seasons of the show. This was repeated for a few romantic comedies and Lifetime movies. I caught myself doing typical teenage things, texting, wasting time, waking up late, wasting more time, and they were always accompanied by an acute feeling of self-loathing. The more I gave myself a break the more I despised myself....
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- Spring '11