KAY SMYTHE

Apathy is a strange curse. I recently conversed with a friend over the diminishing motivation of my generation. It's not that we're lazy, nor are we disinterested in the workings of our planet, but there is a heightened degree of the 'It will never happen' attitude.
In our last article, Richard talked about his tough upbringing on the streets of East Los Angeles. At the age of 12 he was jumped into a gang, by 14 he was addicted to crystal meth and even did time before evolving into the soon-to-be leading man he is today.
Nine times out of ten, I don't have any interest in actors or actresses. Their lives seem so surreal and out of touch with the realities of daily life, sometimes to the extent that I wonder if they ever actually had a real life or will they ever be able to.
My first article published on the Huffington Post, titled 'The Rise in Plymouth's Drug Scene' has seen a wealth of responses, both positive and negative. I've received hate mail, love letters and a plethora of other comments to an otherwise small article...