When I was in high school I wanted to be like Judd Nelson's "John Bender" character in "The Breakfast Club." I wore my hair long(ish), wore jeans and concert t-shirts and tried to cultivate an image of this bad-ass metal head who shouldn't be messed with.
In reality, however, I was too "good" for that sort of image. I may have copped the rebel "look" but personality-wise I was closer to Anthony Michael Hall's dorky "Brian" character. I didn't party, I didn't run with a bad crowd, I got decent grades, and for the most part I stayed out of trouble...which was probably for the best because a couple of those "bad crowd" kids are dead now.