not restraint that leaves them just surviving
not medication that still represses them, only differently
With a belief in a strong and prepossessing core, a youth is better able to propel themselves forward with self-generated wisdom, purpose, and confidence even when times seem tough and people unsupportive or unforgiving. There is no need to seek simplicity through substances or other distractions as even a tough reality will seem manageable and rewarding in its management.
No one will ever be our personal project.