Unless you've "been there, done that", it's difficult for you to understand where these kids are coming from. Believe me, this stuff has been going on for a LONG time.
Drug experimentation doesn't equal a life of destitution and lack of responsibility. It's the way things are in this world, and different people take different paths...
No, you aren't the only one who thinks this way, which is one of the reasons these kids feel so misunderstood. They may not be dying of Aids in Central Africa with distended stomachs, but that doesn't mean their feelings of depression or helplessness are invalid. It's all a matter of perspective and everything is *relative*.