Our expert says:
Its not true that ALL teens go through such a phase - it's not compulsory, burt it is increasingly common. It sometimes seems that a hidden section of the Constitution defines an absolute human right to PARTY at every possible opportunity. There's no harm at all in young people wanting to have fun, but nobody can afford to seek fun all the time, unless it is at someone else's expense. YOuth is not an excuse for ignoring the realities of life and of what one needs to do to ensure an enjoyable future.
However, it is significant - if he says he has inner turmoil and needs to speak to a professional, attend to this and make sure this happens ; either privately or through counselling / student health services wherever it is he is studying.
As you imply, it can indeed be difficult for someone from a modest family background when surrounded by aggressively spending kids from wealthier families, used to wasting money on anything they fancy.
It is usually serious when any student, especially a brilliant student, especially one who appreciates what it has cost his family in sacrfiice to take him this far, talks of dropping out and ceasing his studies. All the more reason to strongly support his hint that he is indeed inwardly troubled and should see a professional. Do all you can to encourage this. It'd probably be most efficient and economical if he arranged this through his educational institution
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.