So you're 15 years old. If you're like our friend Ryouga here, forget about pricks. Pricks will never treat you right, it doesn't matter if you're fifteen, fifty, or one hundred and fifty. So people don't respect you because of your age, don't respect people because of their bias. Follow Washu's example. A 20,000 year old Scientist with the body of a twelve year old who never wants to grow up. Let people underestimate you but let that get in their way. Associate with people who don't suck and it's not a problem.

So society is afaraid of you. They punish you by sending you to school and by not trusting your grasp of reality, fearing that exposure to Quake III, Magnolia, or The Matrix will be enough to set you off on a killing spree. Let them think that. You should fully grasp that society is a machine designed to force you into class and caste and exploit all that you can recognise of society.

So you're fucked up, big deal. Everyone important in the world is completely and irreversibly fucked up. Clinton has loyalty problems with his wife, Stephen Hawking is forced to talk like a macintosh, George W. Bush often looks stupid, and Alexander Hamilton couldn't apologise to Aaron Burr to save his life. Most people in the world are fucked up too, you just don't realise it. Embrace your fucktitude and grow from it.

In short, your age isn't a problem, how you let it affect you is.

It's the hard knock life, for us...