"When you’re young, you make mistakes. When you grow up, you see that you grow apart from some people. You may have thought that people were going to be in your life forever, but as you get older, you see that ya’ll are going in two different directions. What you always believed to be true and the people that you believed to always be around may not be there later on. You have to be to differentiate the two. You gotta figure out who’s going to be there, who’s going to stand the test of time with you, and who’s really there for your best interest.
My advice to the world is to love and laugh more. Everybody’s so serious, nowadays. What happened to the good times where we can just sit out without the bullshit? I don’t even like going out anymore because I don’t want to get shot, at the club, trying to be cute. I want to go to concerts and stuff like that but I fear.
It’s our youth. Somebody gotta get ahold of them and give them some guidance in them before we make any kind of progress. It’s not even the adults, for real, it’s the kids. They got their own mind frame, thinking they’re grown and that they don’t need adults. They’re just out here doing their own thing, thinking that whatever works for them works for them. Whether it be in jail or in the ground, they don’t really care. Somebody has to get a handle on our youth because they’re not giving a fuck. We’re not going to be able to procreate or have a future if these muthafuckin kids keep killing each other or killing us.
In Louisville, we have a high crime rate. You look on the news and it’s mostly kids. It’s the lost kids out here doing dumb shit. You also have the ones that have parents at home, not doing what they need to do and trying to be friends. Do you and get a handle on this youth. I’m having a problem with that, too. I got a teenager, too. It’s hard.” - Shonda, Russell