Hello everyone. I'm a relatively new member of this forum, and I have to say -- I absolutely love it here. My questions that have been bothering me for a long time are getting answered thoroughly, though I have many more questions ready to spawn to life in my head. I'm hoping I won't annoy any of you due to it. I am currently a Junior in high school. My interests consists of the Three A's -- Art, Astronomy, and Aviation. I am also a huge History buff, and anything related to History will automatically attract my attention. My dreams of being enrolled in the USAFA seem so far out of reach, though at the same time I can clearly see myself as a successful aeronautical engineer. An intriguing paradox it is. I worry for my future daily; when I see these perfect USAFA graduates who were practically born perfect, my hopes and dreams plummet because I have none of their traits and qualities -- no self-esteem, no assertiveness, no skills, the list goes on. A diligent worker myself, I keep telling myself that I will make it to the Academy, but when compared with these perfect people I am nothing. When I look at my favorite generals such as MacArthur, Marshall, and Patton, my heart sinks because I will never be as great as these people. I have very high ambitions to the point where I want to be written down in the History textbooks, but like that will ever happen. I think this may be the only site where I can rely on for help with my future, and I hope I won't get kicked out for being irritating everyone with my questions and concerns. Hoping to meet every one of you, feel free to message me or add me as a friend; I don't bite. I also plan on creating a group for high school'ers on this site, provided if I have permission to create groups. Thank you for your time, and I hope I get to meet you guys soon.