When I was 21, I was the attractive club-kid twink who was cocky and extroverted. I lived to party and hung out with all the "right" people in all the "right" places. Friends were plentiful and love was the next hookup away. I lived with no thought of consequence or the future. And it was fun. But I grew up. I am very fortunate to have escaped that part of my life with no addictions, diseases, scars or legal troubles. I tempted fate and won. Not many can say that. I was trying to find happiness, but instead I found myself. And that brought happiness. Now, I prefer to spend my free time with my family and friends just hanging out - talking, watching movies, watching sports, going to dinner, etc. Gone are the people I used to call my friends, as I now choose to surround myself with stable, intelligent, mature individuals with a certain level of class and dignity.