It's hard, but I believe in you. You can shirk off everything you've been inundated with and you can live simply and smartly. Take the power into YOUR hands and see what YOU really think is important. Above all else, I hope you can be so brave as to live what you believe. Find something you believe in and live it. Don't be afraid to tell people your values. Sing and scream and push and persist...but do it. You have the choice to live life blindly or live decidedly. I have found things which I believe in and if it kills me, I will live accordingly. Nothing is more disgusting than the person who says one thing and does another. Please, be strong. Be someone you can respect.